Beneficial Bees

Unit of 1 Lesson
Grade Levels: 
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Subjects: 
Language Arts
Philanthropy
Science
Issue Area: 
Environment
Focus Question 

How do bees benefit humans? What can humans do to help bees thrive? 

Unit Overview 

Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years. The students write letters or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.

Photo credit Bee by Hamish Irvine is licensed under CC by 4.0

 

 

Service Experience 
Students take action to address declining bee population by planting bee-friendly plants, writing persuasive letters, or making posters or using social media to inform others about the issue.
Lessons in This Unit 
Unit: 
Beneficial Bees
Lesson 1 of 1
Grades: 
K
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Students explore bees as pollinators and learn about reasons their population numbers have been declining in recent years.  They write a letter or create a handout to teach others how to help bees through planting native species.

Adapt this one-period lesson plan for any grade level and follow it with a simple and powerful service project before or on Earth Day. The reflection brings learning and service impact together.