Bumble Bees Can’t Take The Heat

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Large declines have been seen in bumble bee populations on multiple continents. But what’s the cause? Is it climate change, loss of habitat, pesticides, or something else? This activity will take students through a publication to help determine what it is about the environment that is detrimental to the bees.

Link: https://www.scienceintheclassroom.org/research-papers/bumblebees-cant-take-heat-wont-leave-kitchen

Science in the Classroom (SitC) is a collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals. SitC aims to help educators, undergraduates, and advanced high school students understand the research contained in scientific primary literature by using annotations and providing accompanying teaching materials. Annotations include vocabulary, methods, descriptions of prior research, and explanations of major conclusions. Each paper has an educator’s guide outlining connections to science competencies within STEM learning frameworks. 

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1 review for Bumble Bees Can’t Take The Heat

  1. LessonHiveAdmin

    Very nice annotated reading to get students used to primary scientific literature. The teacher guide contains suggested discussion questions. This is for advanced high school students or first year undergrads.
    Please note that this website uses color to indicate parts of the paper (previous research, hypothesis, etc.) It may not be accessible for all students.

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