This unit has been designed for advanced ESOL students in high school, to add a science and math component in their program.
GENERAL GOALS
STUDENTS' OBJECTIVES/ STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO: |
ACTIVITIES/PROCEDURES | MATERIALS | TIME | INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING |
Design a project reflecting the scientific method | Students will brainstorm a hypothesis that will help to clarify questions regarding foraging
behavior of bees. Discussion led by teacher. Note: teacher should discuss with students the scientific method and provide background on bees. |
Paper and pencil | 1 hour | Groups of 4-5 students |
Use of I.D. guides for bees at discoverlife.org | Students will be provided with bees previously captured by teacher and or specimens from the UGA NHM and identify them using the data base guides | Computer, bees, guides | 1 1/2 hours | Groups of 2 students |
Use simple statistics | Students will review with teacher simple statistics procedures used to analyze data | Paper, pencil, calculators | 45 minutes | Individually |
Day 2
STUDENTS' OBJECTIVES/ STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO |
ACTIVITIES/PROCEDURES | MATERIALS | TIME | INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING |
Collect data relevant to their hypothesis | Fieldwork at the UGA Botanical Gardens. Students will collect data on handout. Some of the experiments will be preset by teacher the day before | Directions for data collection, table to write data, stop watches, rulers, collecting jars, paper and pencil | 3 hours | Groups of 5 students |
Day 3
STUDENTS' OBJECTIVES/ STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO |
ACTIVITIES/PROCEDURES | MATERIALS | TIME | INSTRUCTIONAL SETTING |
Identify the different species of bees collected and report them on the web. | Students will use the I.D. guides at discoverlife.org web site | Computers, bees collected the day before | 1 1/2 hours | Groups of 2 students |
Analyze data using simple statistics | Students will decide what statistical test should be used (with the help of teacher), and analyze their data, make graphs, write conclusions | Pencil, paper, calculator | 1 1/2 hours | Groups of 5 students |
ASSESSMENT
PERFORMANCE CHECK LIST
COMMENTS
DAY 2 ACTIVITY FOR SCIENCE UNIT
Bees visit flowers in order to get nectar and pollen (either or both). They take nectar to their hives where it will become honey. They use the pollen as protein to feed their larvae. The objective of this activity is to collect data that will help students answer questions such as:
MATERIALS:
PROCEDURE:
Discover Life | Education | Training Guides and Protocols | Discoverlife Through Science |