Getting Started with
The Buzz About Native Bees
Background for Teachers essay. It contains more in-depth information that will help you answer questions and guide students’ exploration. Familiarize yourself with the
For Kids content for “The Buzz About Native Bees.” Review the classroom- and field-based hands-on activities in
Teacher-Led Activities and choose the ones suited to your curricular needs and classroom circumstances. Introduce the topic with a discussion. Here are some suggested discussion-starters:
What do you know about bees?
Are there different kinds of bees? How are they different?
What do bees eat?
Why do you often see bees around flowers?
What is pollination? Review these topic-specific vocabulary words or have students define them as they discover them in context in the “The Buzz About Native Bees” student magazine (PDF):
Definitions for all vocabulary words can be found in the online
Endangered Species List
Naturalist’s Glossary. With the whole class or in small groups, review and discuss the content and features of the student magazine and other student content that you’ve incorporated into your teaching or that students have explored on their own.
Do the hands-on activities you’ve selected, and follow up with review and discussion.
Assessment questions and answer key for each topic to use as a tool for evaluating students’ learning experiences with Audubon Adventures. Extend learning with topic-specific print, online, and video resources found in the
Photo: Dan Mullen.
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