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    My first year H.S. students really enjoy working in small groups, doing hands-on activities.

    After viewing the Pollinator dissection learning activity, my kids applied what they learned by performing a “hands-on” dissection of a flower.  A local flower shop donated several large and mature flowers when I told her what we were doing.  Worked great.

    Small groups working together (teams) are my favorite way to teach students.  The Virtual learning activities are perfect. The Plight of a Pollinator activities were experienced as a team and the final mission report (don’t miss that) was impactful when presented as a team.

    I worked together with our English teacher in presenting the ‘news reports’ that came from the Visit to the Royal Palace. Our students found it to be a tangible and very effective experience in both English and Biology. After hearing about beehive construction and temperature regulation, our Physics teacher now wants in on the collaboration.


    When do you teach this module? 

    I found that teaching this Pollinator conservation during the spring semester allowed for many demonstrations outside of the classroom.

    I taught the Pollinator Safari lesson in the spring when pollinators are most active.  We even got the schools grounds manager to allow us to plants some flowers in the courtyard outside our classroom. 


    I asked students to choose 2 challenges from the list provided.  Worked well and I even got students proposing their own challenges.  Isn’t this what social change is about?  … and why I love teaching.

    The electronic learning games are also fantastic to use on snow days or for make-up assignments. 

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