Did you know native bees have an important role to play in food production? Take a
closer look at these bee-eautiful creatures with these science games and videos.
Take your students on a journey to discover the wonderful world of native bees and
find out why these minibeasts are the bee’s knees.

Years 3 to 6 students – self-guided.

Curriculum links: Science, Design and Technologies, Critical and Creative Thinking, Literacy.

Teacher resource section:

Begin by watching the videos and getting students ready by ensuring they have access to the internet, a device with sound and Kahoot and the following resources to make their own bee hotel:

  • hammer and nail
  • clean recycled aluminium can
  • string or wire and bamboo (or grape/passionfruit prunings).

We recommend a teacher or parent guide Foundation to Year 3 students through the activity to construct their own bee hotel.

Here are ways you can use this resource:

  • Add to your own learning system – download the resources and copy/embed YouTube links.
  • Send students directly to the resource for instructional videos and links.
  • Note, to access the Kahoot click the link and create a free account to share with your students.

Curriculum links

Here is how you might use the Bees Bees Native Bees online activity to teach the Victorian Curriculum:

Level Learning Area Content Descriptor
3-4 Science Different living things have different life cycles and depend on each other and the environment to survive.
3-4 Design and Technologies Select and use materials, components, tools and equipment using safe work practices to produce designed solutions.
3-4 Critical and Creative Thinking Examine an increased range of learning strategies, including visualisation, note-taking, peer instruction and incubation, and reflect on how these can be applied to different tasks to reach a goal
5-6 Science Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
5-6 Design and Technologies Apply safe procedures when using a variety of materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions.
5-6 Critical and Creative Thinking Identify and form links and patterns from multiple information sources to generate non-routine ideas and possibilities.

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