Life Cycles and Survival
In this module, students are introduced to life cycles. Students compare and contrast different animal life cycles to identify common features and specific differences. Students deepen their understanding of life cycles as they investigate the life cycle of honeybees. They learn that worker bees have an important relationship with flowering plants that connects their life cycles.
Students analyze the benefits and disadvantages of solitary animal life versus group life. They investigate whether living in a group makes honeybees more or less susceptible to hazards. Applying skills and knowledge learned from the activities and project, students design a bee habitat that promotes the survival of bees. They create a public service campaign to share their designs to raise awareness of the importance of bees.