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Bees

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Life Sciences Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old)

Explore bees' behavior and their role in pollination through real-world sources and data and meet Smithsonian experts in the field. This collection includes instructional strategy, student activities, assessment, and extension ideas. Organization is made visible by divider tabs indicating such components as concept understanding, Project Zero thinking routines, and calls to action.

This collection was developed by Sandra Vilevac, STEAM Specialist, Washington International School. See Sandra's other collections.

Keywords: animal, insect, plant adaptation, animal communication, flowers, pollen, honey, hive, engineering, entomologist, pollinator, colony, system


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Bees!

Smithsonian

Discover

Sandra Vilevac

Think / Puzzle / Explore: Project Zero Visible Thinking Routine

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Carpenter Bee, Large Carpenter Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Chimney Bee, Miner Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Mining Bee, Andrenid Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Sweat Bee, Halictid Bee, Sweat Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Oil-collecting Bee, Melittid Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Squash Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Cuckoo Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Metallic Green Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

Long-horned Bee

NMNH - Education & Outreach

3-D bee model

Smithsonian

3-D flower model

Smithsonian

Entomologist

Sandra Vilevac

African Bee Project, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

African Bee Project, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

African Bee Project, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Asclepias sp.

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Asclepias variegata

NMNH - Botany Dept.

Flower and Bee, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Flower and Bee, Panama, STRI

Smithsonian Institution Archives

Cardinal Monkey Flower (Mimulus cardinalis)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bee Engineering

Sandra Vilevac

Bee Engineering - Why Hexagons?

National Public Radio - Robert Krulwich

STEAM Challenge

Smithsonian

Plants With Bee

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Eye Bee M (IBM)

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Tall Bee Vase

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Learning to Bee Hive

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Honey bee

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Extend your learning

Sandra Vilevac

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Sandra Vilevac