Darwin’s Bees

What do you call a bee born in May? A maybe! This first lesson in a series of four begins with a starter activity to get scholars thinking about the topic. Then a circus, or circuit of seven activities, show Darwin's research into bee hives. Finally, pupils visit an observation bee hive or a garden. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a bee keeper to come in at the end of the lesson to answer any questions the students still have about bees and bee hives
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of any allergies
  • Select the starter activity that best fits the class level, and if using with multiple classes, pick a different starter for each class
Pros

  • Includes differentiation ideas
  • Provides questions and activities that can be used during the hive or garden visit
  • Offers many videos, links, and references
Cons

  • None
Common Core