Bee Friendly is an eTwinning project. Poland, Spain and Turkey are partner countries for the project. Project duration is 6 months. Activities are suitable for primary school children. It can be easily adapted science, mathematics, technology, art and English (as a foreign language) lessons.The guidelines for the implementation of activities are in the Bee Friendly STEAM learning scenario.
The aims of the project are to raise awareness about the importance of bees for nature and humans, their contribution to the ecosystem and what can be done to protect them.
Amazing Facts about Bees
Firstly, in order to attract students’ attention, we presented them some interesting information about bees.
They were amazed, and they themselves searched and found new information from the Internet. They drew the information they choose and they prepared one poster with interesting information about bees.
Body Parts of Honey Bees
Secondly, they learned more about bees: their body parts, their life cycle, their jobs in the hive and how do they communicate.(Bee Dance) They created a life cycle and a hive model.
Life Cycle of Honey Bees
Jobs in the Hive
They played an online Bee Dance Game.
We talked about pollination. They created a pollination and collecting nectar and pollen simulation.
They made pollen from yellow chalk powder, flowers from Cartons.
What do Honey Bees Collects
Above all collecting pollen with tweezers, drinking nectar with syringe was funny.
We watched videos about how bees make honey and talked about other bee products (Pollen, Propolis, Wax…) and their benefits.They realized that many things exist thanks to bee but they also realized that this is not an easy task at all.
When we asked if they wanted to do a profession about bees, the answers were amazing, they all wanted very much.
The students research on the net the relevant STEM careers. They share they knowledge about Job descriptions, duties & requirements. And they share their career interests.
After all that they learned, they decided to create a Bee Friendly area in their home garden.
As a result, they are now Bee Friendly.
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