All the Buzz for Bees

Recommended materials:

game pieces, plastic cups, dice/die, dry erase board with marker (optional)


This lesson helps learners understand how genes and environment affect animal behavior of the almighty yet vanishing honeybee.


Materials don't necessarily have to be purchased new for this activity. Household or classroom items that you already have can be used (i.e. math manipulatives for the game pieces or substitute the dry erase board with pen and paper).

NGSS alignment:

1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)  2. Developing and using models  3. Planning and carrying out investigations 4. Analyzing and interpreting data 5. Using mathematics and computational thinking 6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) 7. Engaging in argument from evidence 8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information