Explore the roles of bees in our ecosystem, understand why there is a decline in the honey bee population, and provide examples of what students can do in their community to combat the honey bee decline.
Use a Problem Based Learning Project to understand the role of bees in our ecosystem, why there is a decline in the honey bee species, and what students can do in their community to help combat this decline. Students will build beehives and learn to maintain the hives and harvest honey throughout the school year.
Download the project poster as a PDF. The project poster includes a description of the challenge, learning goals, and a list of materials and references.
Science and Engineering Practices l Analyzing and Interpreting Data l Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information l Crosscutting Concepts l Cause and Effect l Structure and Function l Life Science l MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics l MS-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits l MS-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity l Earth and Space Science l MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity