Bee detectives

This KS2 resource looks at the importance of bees as pollinators and explores some of the threats they face. The activities are based around the work of ‘real world’ scientists in organisations such as Fera.

Activities include:

Pollination roleplay

Children model the process of insect pollination

What’s killing our bees?

Find out some of the reasons why bee numbers are declining

Bee Detective

Watch a short video to find out the job of a scientist at the Bee Unit in Fera. Observing and classifying are highlighted as key skills used in identifying insect pests.

Sorting activities

Children sort themselves, objects and insects into various groups based on different criteria.

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Subject(s)Careers, Science
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Age7-11
Published2010 to date
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