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Name: Bees for the future
Main topic(s) that includes: Biodiversity, Environmental Sciences, Bees, populations, Ecosystem, web of life
Brief description (1 to 2 paragraphs): Students will discover what is the importance of bees for human life as well as for the whole ecosystem and will investigate how their communities and the communities that live in other islands are behaving towards bees. Bees have been a major contemporary science concern, as their numbers have been decreasing at a fast rate. Considering this, students from the different islands will collaboratively figure out solutions to improve community awareness and conservation strategies in the islands.
Students’ project: http://portal.opendiscoveryspace.eu/en/osos-project/bees-future-851083
Subject domain(s): Biology, Environmental Sciences
Keywords: Bees, Biodiversity, Ecosystem, Population, Extinction
Big Ideas of Science: Evolution; Earth; Energy
Some possible collaborations:
Biology: ecosystems, biodiversity, bee’s behavior, etc
Mathematics: Beehive mathematical patterns, Fibonacci sequence
Environmental Sciences: ecosystems, pesticide use, protecting bee populations
Health: Harms of pesticide use for animals and humans
Psychology: People’s habits and relation with the environment, willingness to change, etc.
Economy: different agricultural practices and their impact on economy, impact of bee extinction on economy, etc.