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ERIC Number: EJ895308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8121
Bee Hunt! Ecojustice in Practice for Earth's Buzzing Biodiversity
Mueller, Michael P.; Pickering, John
Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, v47 n4 p151-159 2010
The Bee Hunt! project and curriculum are designed with cultural and environmental sensitivity in mind. In this project, K-12 students develop their awareness and understanding of science and investigate North American pollinator declines. Bees, butterflies, and other pollinators are integrally connected to the pollination of the world's crops for agricultural, pharmaceutical, and textile use. Because pollinators are so important, this article relates to a serious condition emerging from cultural and environmental disregard in school science. The authors explore some reasons why educating for cultural diversity should be extended to include biodiversity and provide a case study to engage students with the Bee Hunt! protocol, digital photography, and data sharing. Finally, the development of Bee Hunt! curriculum guides, including ideas for inquiry-based learning experiences for teachers of elementary language arts; middle school life science; and high school biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, is described. The ongoing focus of Bee Hunt! is to help students learn about bees, build local expertise, increase confidence, and develop community responsibility. (Contains 4 figures, 2 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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