Flipped classroom - How do bees help plants?

Flipped classroom - How do bees help plants?

Lesson 12 of 14 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 10
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Environmental
  • Biodiversity
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Lesson summary

This lesson is designed for a flipped classroom, where students learn new content by watching a video in their own time. This strategy provides the opportunity for students to build their knowledge, attitudes and values by themselves, thereby freeing up class time for hands-on work.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the role that bees and other pollinating animals play in helping plants grow and reproduce
  • recognise that bees and other pollinating animals have a critical role to play in providing humans with food
  • build their thinking and questioning skills.

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Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions:

Year 7 Science:

  • Interactions between organisms can be described in terms of food chains and food webs; human activity can affect these interactions (ACSSU112)

Year 7 Design and Technologies:

  • Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

Year 8 Design and Technologies:

  • Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032)

Year 9 Science:

  • Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176)

Year 9 Design and Technologies:

  • Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre (ACTDEK044)

Year 10 Geography:

  • The human-induced environmental changes that challenge sustainability (ACHGK070)

Year 10 Design and Technologies:

  • Investigate and make judgments on the ethical and sustainable production and marketing of food and fibre (ACTDEK044)

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking.

Syllabus OutcomesGE5-2, GE5-3SC4-15LW, SC5-14LWSC4-13ES

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Low – allow students to explore the topic independently.

Resources required

  • Internet
  • Laptops and earphones
  • Student Worksheet

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