Observing Native Bees  (home learning)

Observing Native Bees (home learning)

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  • Early Learning
  • Primary
  • Foundation
  • Year 1 - 2
  • Science
  • The Arts
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
  • Citizen Science
  • ...

Lesson summary

In this activity, children are given the opportunity to explore Australian native bees. They will begin by looking at pictures of native bees and finding out why native bees are important. They will then go outside to observe bees and other pollinators in the garden or park. Finally, children can create artworks about bees to share with an audience. This activity also includes information about improving native bee habitats in your own garden.

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 2:

  • Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • 2.4 Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment

Learning Outcome 4:

  • Children are confident and involved learners
  • 4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • 4.2 Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, inquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

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Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.

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