Teacher guide Bee habitat lesson

TLF ID M025349

This lesson plan introduces students to some of Australia's native bee species. Organised in five stages, the lesson plan includes links to videos, scientific and bee-related websites, an information sheet, and downloadable versions of a pictorial slideshow, lesson plan and an assessment rubric. The resource includes suggestions for engaging girls in STEM and showcases a number of female role models. Students are encouraged to prepare scientific illustrations of native bees and build a 'bee hotel' to accommodate species of native bees.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is valuable for teachers addressing the years 5-6 Science Understanding content descriptions about the adaptations, growth and survival of living things.
  • The resource is also valuable for introducing students to women who've made careers in science and science-related fields, and for providing suggestions for engaging girls in STEM.
  • The resource encourages students to prepare scientific illustrations of Australian native bees and to design 'bee hotels', addressing content descriptions in the Design and Technologies strand for students in years 5-6.
  • The resource is very valuable because of its explanations of the ecological significance of bees and the distinctions between European honey bees and Australian native bees.
Year level

5; 6

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Publisher
  • Name: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Organization: Australian Government Department of Industry\, Innovation and Science
  • Description: Publisher
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
Rights
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