Pollinator's Journey: Grades 5-8

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Re-enact the flight of the pollinator. Pupils learn about the roles of butterflies, bats, and other pollinators in plant reproduction. The class acts out the migratory flight of Monarch butterflies and bats from the Sonoran Desert to tropical Mexico. Scholars become aware of the hazards affecting the migration and what may be done to lessen the impact.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Research the hazards for migratory pollinators
  • Brainstorm solutions to overcome the population decrease of pollinators in the local area
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a large open space to use as a stage
Pros
  • Includes teacher background information
  • Provides suggestions for assessment
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