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.
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
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
- 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. )
- 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?
- Explain what is communicated by the bees in the waggle dance? (direction and distance to a food source)
- 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.