Unit 2: Backyard Ecosystem
The Amazing Bee
Bees are important because they pollinate about 130 crops in the United States including fruit, fiber, nut, and vegetable crops. Learn some amazing facts about the honey bee, and identify some of the many parts of its body.
People communicate with their entire bodies. Humans do not always need words. If someone is smiling, you know that they’re happy! Animals communicate with their bodies, too. They make gestures, movements, and vocal calls, and use their sense of smell and taste. Learn about how several animals communicate with each other!
Learn more about flowers, and then make a model of your own. The best part about this flower is that it will never wilt! Look around your house to see what you can use in your model. Be sure to get permission first!
Parts of a Plant
Learn about the different parts of a plant and why each one is important. Then go outside and find some plants for a fun art activity.
Photosynthesis is the backbone of the most basic and necessary relationships on earth. This lesson will explain how plants do this amazing process and it all happens in your backyard.