Investigating Pollinator Habitats
Pollination ecoSTEM Kit Materials Used: Cargo Wagon, Raised Bed Kit, Compost, Seeds, Trowels, & Gloves
ENGAGE - Students Observe This Phenomenon
EXPLORE a Kit-Supported Learning Experience
Students will observe pollinators in action, in the schoolyard by participating in the City Nature Challenge. Alternatively, they may plant mammoth sunflowers and participate in the Great Sunflower Project. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count and Cornell’s eBird. Stuck inside for now? Check out the Project FeederWatch Bird Cams.
Students should be able to explain that a number of different types of animals are considered pollinators, including bees, butterflies, beetles, flies, moths, bats, and hummingbirds. They should also be able to explain that pollinators – and insects in general – are threatened by loss of habitat and use of pesticides.