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Bees - Science@Minecraft

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Animals

Climate & Environment

Science

Learn about Plant Reproduction & the key role of Bees in Pollination while nurturing Students' 21st Century Skills via Project-Based Learning.

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avatar Submitted By: Kamal Preet

November 18, 2020

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video on What is Pollination?

Video on What is Pollination?

Video on Why do we Need Bees?

Video on Why do we Need Bees?

Featured Student Project in the Minecraft Education Blog

Featured Student Project in the Minecraft Education Blog

Example - Minecraft World Walkthrough

Example of Minecraft World Walkthrough

Kahoot! Quiz for Assessment

Kahoot! Quiz for Assessment

Minecraft Challenge World to Get Started!

Minecraft Challenge World to Get Started!

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Science behind Bees and the Types of Pollination.
  • Learn about the Reproductive Parts of Flowers and the Agents of Pollination.
  • Create effective Pollinator Gardens.
  • Address key questions posed by the Educator.
  • Learn about the Importance of Bees and Honey.
  • Master 21st Century Skills during the course of the Project using various Microsoft Tools - Flipgrid, Kahoot, Microsoft Teams, Multiplayer Mode in Minecraft: Education Edition, OneNote Class Notebook, Wakelet.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Creative & Narrative Tools in Minecraft: Education Edition i.e. Slate, Poster, Board, Signs & NPCs.

Guiding Ideas

Pose the following questions to your Student Teams at the start of the Lesson in the Curriculum. Students can address 4 questions per week adding their Sustainable Creations into the Minecraft World.

  1. What is Pollination?
  2. What are stamens & pistils? What are the different Parts of a flower?
  3. How is the pollen transferred to the stigma? What are the Agents of Pollination?
  4. How do Bees act as pollinators?
  5. Do all flowers have male & female reproductive parts?
  6. What are the different Types of Pollination?
  7. Why do bees visit flowers? What is Nectar?
  8. Why is honey used in medicines? What is so special about the Components of honey?
  9. Where do bees store honey? What are Beehives & honey comb?
  10. What is an Apiary?
  11. What is a Pollinator Garden?
  12. What makes for an effective Pollinator Garden?

Student Activities

  1. Student Teams take up the Challenge and answer 4 questions per week - using the Research and Planning that they conduct via Microsoft Teams (Remote Learning).
  2. Students will regularly update the progress of the Team in the OneNote Class Notebook and maintain a Bibliography in Wakelet of the Scientific Evidence that they gathered during their Microsoft Teams Connect Calls.
  3. For Assessment, Student Teams will use the Creative & Narrative Tools in Minecraft: Education Edition i.e. Slate, Poster, Board, Signs & NPCs, and record a Walkthrough of the Minecraft World using Flipgrid.
  4. Students will be assessed through a Kahoot! Quiz.

Performance Expectations

  1. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of Science to find solutions to the Real-World Problem of the depleting Bee Population.
  2. Students will be able to curate a Bibliography in Wakelet.
  3. Student Teams will apply the knowledge gained to “construct answers” block-by-block to explain the content in the best possible way empowered by Microsoft Teams Connect Calls & the Multiplayer Mode in Minecraft: Education Edition.
  4. Students will demonstrate their Communication Skills & application of ICT Knowledge to record a walkthrough in Flipgrid.
  5. Most students will score atleast 90% in the Kahoot Quiz.

Skills

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

Video on What is Pollination?

Video on What is Pollination?

Video on Why do we Need Bees?

Video on Why do we Need Bees?

Featured Student Project in the Minecraft Education Blog

Featured Student Project in the Minecraft Education Blog

Example - Minecraft World Walkthrough

Example of Minecraft World Walkthrough

Kahoot! Quiz for Assessment

Kahoot! Quiz for Assessment

Minecraft Challenge World to Get Started!

Minecraft Challenge World to Get Started!