Save the Bees Project Based Learning for 3rd, 4th, and 5th


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Save the Bees Project Based Learning for 3rd, 4th, and 5th


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This project-based learning activity is perfect for teachers that want to teach a variety of science and ELA standards that is authentic and scaffolded for student success! Your students will learn about and apply research skills, main idea, cause & effect, explanatory writing, habitats and more during this PBL. It includes text about the the bee plight, teacher directions, and student pages to walk your students through their choice of end product to help bees in your local community. A pacing calendar is included, but it’s flexible in order to be easily molded to your classroom and school.


I suggest allowing for at least 10 days to complete this project-based learning activity.


Driving Question: D.Q.: What can we do to save the honey bee population in our community?


Project-Based Learning Premise

After reading about the declining honey bee population, your class decides to help. As a part of this project, you will research and discuss honey bees, then decide what you can do to help.


Follow the process below to complete your project:

  1. Research honey bees
  2. Brainstorm ideas
  3. Plan a solution
  4. Create a solution
  5. Present the solution

An organizer is also included for critique and revision.


Please view the preview files to make sure that the vocabulary and setup of this PBL is appropriate for your classroom.


Rubric included!



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