Bee-Wild About Pollinators!

Journal Article by: Bonnie Johnson, Jenny Kil, Elaine Evans, and Michele Hollingsworth Koomen Digital resources are stored online in your NSTA Library.

An interdisciplinary study introduces primary students to the importance of bees.

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A selection from Science and Children—December 2014

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Reviews (4)
  • on Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:22 AM

This article had many great ideas that I would love to use in my future classroom! Great resource! Thank you!

Taylor A
Taylor A

  • on Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:07 PM

This is a great article! It shows a thorough and informative 5 day lesson about bees. The lessons integrated the arts and literacy into the scientific topic. There was a simulation, music, reading, and writing, observations, and predictions throughout the lessons. This is a great article to help out any teacher looking to do a lesson on bees or pollinators in general.

Autumn Morrison
Autumn Morrison

  • on Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:51 PM

This article explains a study completed by an elementary science class studying the importance of bees in pollination. The lesson includes literacy, the arts and science. A teacher can follow the general course of events this class took during this lesson and also make it their own by doing research to find out what bees are native to the area. Videos on bees are available online or students can observe bees in the wild. Multiple standards are connected to this lesson.

Carly D  (Langhorne, PA)
Carly D (Langhorne, PA)

  • on Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:21 AM

This excellent article dealing with bees is very informative and has some excellent ideas. The one I especially like is the pipe cleaner bees collecting pollen. Bees are becoming fewer and fewer each year and they are very important to several cycles in nature. Planting more flowers can help this problem.

Betty Paulsell  (Kansas City, MO)
Betty Paulsell (Kansas City, MO)

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