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Types of Bees
Types of Bees

Lesson

Students will learn there are many different types of bees that provide us with different products through pollination. They will also learn about the parts of bees and their life cycle.

Pine Pollination
Pine Pollination

Lesson

Students will learn about pine trees including how they are pollinated and how their seeds are dispersed through the use of pine cones. They will also make their very own pine cone bird feeders.

Cranberry Craze
Cranberry Craze

Lesson

Students will explore foods used during Thanksgiving, and how some of these foods are pollinated by insects. Using cranberries as an example, students will explore why they are considered a fruit, how...

Peppermint Beetles
Peppermint Beetles

Lesson

Students will learn about beetles as pollinators and some of the interesting characteristics they use to find resources.

Pollinator Products
Pollinator Products

Lesson

A lesson to teach students about the various pollinators we have along with the products we use that come from pollinated plants. Students will examine various products that came from plants that were...

Insect ID
Insect ID

Lesson

A lesson to teach students what constitutes an insect and how they act as our pollinators. Students will be able to identify insects based on a set of features and distinguish them from other "bugs".

Pumpkin Pollination
Pumpkin Pollination

Lesson

Students will learn about different crops that require pollination. Using pumpkins as a model, students will explore how pollination occurs, and the subsequent life cycle of the plant.

Inside a Seed
Inside a Seed

Lesson

Students will learn what happens after pollination occurs: seeds are made! Students will examine seeds and learn how they become adult plants.

Resource Warfare
Resource Warfare

Lesson

A simulation to give students an understanding of the conditions that trees need to live and grow and to help them learn that trees often must compete for their needs.

Hummingbirds: Birds that Pollinate
Hummingbirds: Birds that Pollinate

Lesson

Students will learn about hummingbirds and how they act as specific pollinators to certain types of plants/ flowers. Students will make their own hummingbird feeders to understand how they feed.