Mrs. Surace

Launch/Practice Stage for Research Lab:

 

 1)Pollinator rap

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPho4ub-7G8  

1b) video about bees and pollination, growing vegetables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CxCTyxRFh0 (middle school girl with scientist narrate, 3 minutes)

 2) Poem/Song about pollination   http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/pollensong.html

 3) Short Book: Reproduction in Plants http://asp.tumblebooks.com/book.aspx?id=6934

 4) Detailed video about plant pollination https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-S5ui9Us7U    (adult women narrate, sing)

 5)Beauty of Pollinatorshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQiszdkOwuU

All about Pollination
6) http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-pollination/    

7)http://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone/what-is-pollination-a-diagram-for-kids   (simple drawing to explain pollinators)

 Photosynthesis

8) http://www.edenproject.com/learn/for-everyone/photosynthesis-diagram-for-kids-how-plants-help-us-to-survive

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Extend Stage  

Why are some insects better pollinators than others?

I can research to figure out why some animals are better pollinators than others.

I can explain why pollen sticks to honey bees but not all other insects.

I can collaborate with a group to record and discuss research.

9) Other Insects pollinators

https://www.thoughtco.com/insect-pollinators-that-arent-bees-or-butterflies-1967996

10)Different Types of Animal Pollinators

https://kidsgrowingstrong.org/pollinators/

 

What makes a good pollinator?

11)https://entomology.unl.edu/scilit/Be%20the%20Bee%20answers.pdf

12)Best Pollinators

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/environment/best-pollinators-and-how-you-can-help-them/

13) Which insects use flowers for food?

http://www.foxleas.com/insects-and-flowers.asp ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHOICE AND CHALLENGE STAGE

Background information for whole class:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NEj5XTT7GY   (video about hybrid insects)

Use the sites below to research  and record specific facts about these insects:  dragonflies, grasshoppers, praying mantis

What makes these insects strong and helpful?

What are their natural strengths and weaknesses?

What body parts would have to be added or changed to turn them into a Pollinator?

 

http://www.ducksters.com/animals/dragonfly.php

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/insects/dragonfly/Dragonflyprintout.shtml

https://www.natgeokids.com/nz/discover/animals/insects/15-facts-about-bugs/#!/register

 

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