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What's the Buzzzzz?
Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine, April 2009

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Suggested Topics: agriculture, pollination, adaptations, humans and nature, diversity.

Related 4th Grade TEKS:
Language Arts:
4.13 A,B,C,E,G: Reading, Inquiry, Research : Inquires and Conducts Research Using a Variety of Sources
4.21 A,B,C,D: Writing, Inquiry, Research : Uses Writing as a Tool for Learning and Research
4.5 A,B,D,F: Listening, Speaking, Audiences : Speaks Clearly and Appropriately to Different Audiences for Different Purposes and Occasions
4.9 B,C,E: Reading, Vocabulary Development : Aquires Extensive Vocabulary through Reading and Systematic Word Study
4.1 A,B: Scientific Processes : Conducts Field and Laboratory Investigations
4.2 A,B,C,D: Scientific Processes : Develops Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry in Field and Laboratory
4.3 C: Scientific Processes: Uses Critical Thinking and Scientific Problem Solving to Make Informed Decisions
4.5 B: Science Concepts: Parts Removed from Complex Systems
4.6 A: Science Concepts: Change Creates Recognizable Patterns
4.8 A, B: Science Concepts: Adaptations Increase Survival
4.4 C: Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning: Recall and apply multiplication facts through 12 x 12
4.2 A,C,D: Fractional parts: concrete and pictoral models; name, compare to decimals
Social Studies
4.22 B,D: Critical-thinking skills: identify cause-effect relationships, different points of view about an issue

Discussion Questions


There are wonderful teaching guides and lesson plans available on bees.

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