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MASON BEES K12 EDUCATOR MODULES

Each module includes background information for educators, vocabulary words, activities, and discussion questions. All content, images, and videos are downloadable at no cost.


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BEE PHYLOGENY AND DIVERSITY

Evolution, Anatomy, Diversity & Life History of Solitary Bees

When biologists use the term diversity it can have several different meanings. First, diversity can refer to the total number of species in a group. Flowering plants are diverse because there are over 350,000…

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LIFE CYCLE, DEVELOPMENT, & REPRODUCTION

Animal Form & Function, Climate Change

All insects develop through one of two major developmental pathways, which both vary drastically from mammalian development. Many students may be familiar with the concept of complete…

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FORAGING BEHAVIOR IN MASON BEES

Animal Form & Function, Ecology

With the notable exception of brood parasitic bees, most solitary bees are highly specialized central place foragers. The central place foraging strategy is common in many animal taxa, perhaps most…