This lesson plan and assessment takes you on a journey to discover if pollinators find your campus a hospitable home. Core compliant for Grades 3-5, but adaptable to all ages. Are you working with distance learners or in a non-traditional teaching environment? This lesson plan is perfect for you! All you need is a pencil and outdoor space, including sidewalks, local parks, greenways, libraries, and beyond!
Wrap your mind around the world, but without strawberries, watermelons, or chocolate. Humans rely on pollinators such as native bees, honey bees, butterflies, birds, and even flies for these and other important foods around the world. In our neighborhoods, pollinators are in trouble. This video link will support educators as they teach the Bee A Friend To Pollinators lesson plans, helping children become advocates for pollinator-friendly schools and community spaces.
Every living thing must be able to reproduce and make offspring. Most of us are familiar with how humans and mammals make babies, but do all creatures reproduce in the same way? Do insects, like the beetle, give birth to little insects? Also in: French | Spanish
The University of California's White Mountain Research Station provides science unprecedented access to unique environments, environments where life exists at the edge of extremes. This award- winning documentary weaves a story of how this unique access is yielding an understanding of change, from physiology to climate, from the oldest known living organism, to a short-lived beetle, and what this understanding means for all. (59 minutes)