The Bees Knees
Levels 1 and 2
NZC Achievement Objectives
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
The Organism: Discuss ideas about living things, so as to classify them according to observable differences.
Te Rauropi: Ka whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mō ngā mea oreore, ka whakarōpū i runga i ngā rerekētanga.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Observe and identify types of common animals.
Students can observe different bees and name some of their key features.
Students can share their ideas about how bees could be grouped in different ways according to their external characteristics.
Students can discuss differences and similarities in various living things that have been broadly grouped according to their external characteristics.
Students can explore and understand the functions of the main parts of bees.
The Arts (Dance): Move in response to environmental stimuli.
Mathematics and Statistics (Number and Algebra): Develop a number sense through exploring numbers of wings, feet, segments, antennae.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Identify symmetries in the natural world.
Mathematics and Statistics (Geometry and Measurement): Explore a variety of shapes and objects found in nature by touching, observing, and talking about them.
Mathematics and Statistics (Statistics): Interpret the difference between the smallest and largest values, and explain the meaning of clusters or holes in a data display of animals in their local environment.