Pollinators 4/6

K-3

Start with our Young Reader

Enjoy Eric Carle reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Use colored paper, a snack size bag and a pipe cleaner or clothes pin to make your own butterfly.

4-8

Watch this video about pollinator habitats.

Bees communicate to find food sources through a series of ‘waggles’. It is like a dance. Read on to see how bees communicate.https://www.scienceworld.ca/resource/bee-waggle-dance/

Check out more in our Pollinator Ag Mag. http://www.agintheclassroom.org/TeacherResources/AgMags/AITC440_W7%20Pollinator%20Ag%20Mag%20for%20Smartboard.pdf

STEM

After reading the 4-8 Pollinator Ag Mag, see if you can build your own flower with a left over water bottle and this template.

And how about a cartoon version of ‘the Waggle Dance’ from Phineas and Ferb!

Assessment and Extended Responses

K-3

  1. Name the steps the that are involved before we see our butterfly.  (It starts as an egg, them becomes a hungry caterpillar, before it forms a cocoon (actually a chrysalis), before it emerges as a butterfly. )
  2. How many wings to bees and butterflies have?  (they each have 4 wings)

*When you made your butterfly, why did you pick the colors you did for the wings?

4-8

  1. Explain what is communicated by the bees in the waggle dance?  (direction and distance to a food source)
  2. Name 3 other pollinators besides bees and butterflies.  (Beetles, Birds, Flies, Bats, Wind, Water and Humans are also pollinators)

*During this time away from school you have been communicating in new ways.  Can you develop a communication method with your family using the waggle dance?

Explain how you would do this.

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