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Planting for Bees! (Year 7 – Year 10)

Provide your students with an in-depth exploration into the invaluable role of honey bees! Discover the symbiotic relationship between bees and plants, and how we as humans can support them. Developed by our very own qualified educators, ‘Planting for Bees!’ Year 7 – Year 10 includes a complete unit of work including 11x 1 hour lesson plans with a focus on explicit teaching of concepts around bee and plant biology, pollination, and food security. It will provide students with the knowledge they require to undertake research and design their own pollinator-friendly garden and be awarded with a ‘Bee Friendly Farming’ accreditation. ‘Planting for Bees!’ is aligned with the Australian and Victorian Science Curriculum.

*Shipments to WA and Tasmania will not include seeds or honey due to biosecurity restrictions.

‘Planting for Bees!’ Unit of Work (Sample)

 

$150.00

Learning Kit Includes:

  • Complete unit of work – 11 x 1 hour lesson plans
  • Worksheets and assessment templates
  • Supporting videos and sound clips
  • 30x Bee Friendly Seed packets
  • 3x Jars of Single Varietal Honey
  • Bee Friendly Farming Registration
  • Bee Friendly Farming Sign

‘Planting for Bees!’ provides students with opportunities to:

  • Learn about the reproductive anatomy of flowers to gain a deeper understanding into how pollination occurs.
  • Explore the importance of pollinators and pollination for food security.
  • Understand the importance of the symbiotic relationship between pollinators, plants, and humans, and how each helps the other to survive, as well as the impact of environmental factors on these relationships.
  • Enjoy a honey-tasting experience to explore how the nectar source creates the unique taste profile of different honeys and how honey is produced as part of a larger food system.
  • Discover what ‘bee-friendly’ flowers are, and how we can encourage pollinators into our environments.
  • Undertake research to meet the criteria of ‘Bee Friendly Farming – GARDEN’.

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