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Ms. Jordan from Cedar Hills UT is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Solitary Bee's Sanctuary of Cedar Hills Utah

Help me give my students bamboo tubes, acrylic paint, and twine to construct a solitary bee habitat for our environment.

  • $232 goal

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My Students

My students need engaging activities to promote learning. Due to so many different learning styles, many of them struggle staying on task. We live in the great state of Utah. Our state logo is the beehive. Real life situations with a real purpose of contributing as citizens bring my students to life. They ask questions, search for answers, imagine solutions, then create. Their excitement is contagious. Each student communicates as they collaborate together. The classroom becomes a beehive of learning possibilities. Integrating technology, art, science/social studies, and writing in real life situations gives them a true purpose to engage. I love watching them discover and apply curriculum as self learners where they guide their learning.

My Project

As my class researched about how solitary bees contribute so much to our environment, they began to express a passion to help. It was fascinating how they quickly compared a colony of honey bees and the solitary bees. My students went into action wanting to create a solitary bee sanctuary in our community. First they reached out to the city mayor for permission to hang the bee habitats in a local park. Then they went to the principal for permission to hang one by the front school yard.

The bamboo tubes used to create a bee habitat is friendly to the environment and most importantly to the bees.

Solitary bees find small openings to lay their eggs in, and bamboo tubes are perfect for this. Most of my students will set their bee habitat up at their home in the garden where they can observe and note the bee's activities. We have learned that it's important to hang the habitat in a southeastern direction. This is where the twine comes in. We will recycle old soup cans and paint them to attract the bees. My students will greatly benefit from this on hands activity because they took charge of their learning. They discovered that it is important for living things to work together to survive. How we as humans have an important role. This activity incorporates life skills of contributing to our society and reaching out to our local leaders for support. I believe most importantly they have learned how they can make a difference.

Ms. Jordan
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Milliard Mason Bee Nest Tubes Cardboard Refill– 100 Tube Pack/Length 6" - Opening diameter 5/16 • Amazon Business $16.99 6 $101.94
00711-1049-Blickrylic Student Acrylics - Basic Color Set, Pack of 6, Pints • Blick Art Materials $23.19 2 $46.38
Shintop 328 Feet Natural Jute Twine Best Industrial Packing Materials Heavy Duty Natural Jute Twine for Arts and Crafts and Gardening Applications (328 Feet Twine). • Amazon Business $5.79 1 $5.79

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