Trouble in the Hive: Researching the Decimation of Honeybee Colonies

Teach your class about colony collapse disorder and foster discussion about causes and solutions for the honeybee problem. Class members read and discuss an article and participate in one of two detailed activities about pollination and bee colonies. Questions, prompts, worksheets, and more are provided for the activities. Extend the lesson with the ideas listed at the end of the plan.

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Pros

  • Includes a variety of different additional resources that can be used to support and supplement the listed activities
  • Lesson focuses on a high-interest and current issue
Cons

  • Some individuals will need more support with the written portion than is provided
  • Since the lesson is in paragraph form, it may take some time to unpack each element when preparing to teach