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Science Sampler: Bees in the news—Connecting classroom science to real-life issues

Science Scope—Summer 2010

While news articles are commonly used as resources for teaching and learning in language arts classes, their use in science classrooms is often limited. In this article, the authors share their experiences (in Ming’s class) using a newspaper report to help a class of grade 6 students appreciate the relevance of what they had learned about food webs, habitats, and the environment to a current and real-life issue, the declining bee population. This article is written in the voice of author Fui Ming Toh.
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