Hours and Location

Hurray for Bees!

A close-up view of a bee pollinating a yellow flower

Program description

Although they are the smallest animals on the farm, honeybees have one of the most important jobs: pollinating crops. By learning about the life cycle and needs of bees, students also learn how to protect pollinating insects. Students help put a bee hive together and learn how to extract honey.

Note: This program is virtual via Zoom.

Consult this Educational Activity Kit: Busy Bees for ideas to extend the learning — and the fun!

Educational Activity Kit

Curriculum links 

Ontario

Science and Technology 
Kindergarten: Problem Solving and Innovating
Grades 1 to 4: STEM Skills and Connections
Grade 1: Life Systems — Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Life Systems — Habitats and Community

Quebec

Preschool: To construct his/her understanding of the world
Mathematics, Science and Technology — Science and Technology
Elementary Cycle 1: To explore the world of science and technology
Elementary Cycle 2: To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures

British Columbia and Yukon (Click to expand)

Science: 
Kindergarten: Plants and animals have observable features.
Grade 1: Biology — Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment.
Grade 2: Biology — Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
Grade 3: Biology — Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
Grade 4: Biology — All living things sense and respond to their environment.

Alberta (Click to expand)

Science 
Kindergarten: Environment and Community Awareness
Grade 1: Needs of Animals and Plants
Grade 2: Small Crawling and Flying Animals
Grade 3: Animal Life Cycles
Grade 4: Plant Growth and Changes

Saskatchewan (Click to expand)

Science 
Kindergarten: Life Science — Living Things in our Environment
Grade 1: Life Science — Needs and Characteristics of Living Things 
Grade 2: Life Science — Animal Growth and Changes
Grade 3: Life Science — Plant Growth and Changes
Grade 4: Life Science — Habitats and Communities

Manitoba (Click to expand)

Science
Grade 1: Characteristics and Needs of Living Things
Grade 2: Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3: Growth and Changes in Plants 
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
 

New Brunswick (Click to expand)

Science
Grade 1: Unit 2 Our Environment
Grade 2: Unit 1 Growth and Development
Grade 3: Our Local Environment
 

Nova Scotia (Click to expand)

Science 
Grade 1: Life Science — Needs of living things.
Grade 2: Life Science — Animal Growth and Changes
Grade 3: Life Science — Plants
Grade 4: Life Science — Habitat

Prince Edward Island (Click to expand)

Science 
Kindergarten: Exploring the World Using Our Senses
Grade 1: Life Science — Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Science — Animal Growth and Changes
Grade 3: Life Science — Plant Growth and Changes 
Grade 4: Life Science — Habitats and Communities

Newfoundland and Labrador (Click to expand)

Science 
Kindergarten: Exploring my World
Grade 1: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Animal Growth and Changes
Grade 3: Plant Growth and Changes
Grade 4: Habitats and Communities
 

Northwest Territories and Nunavut (Click to expand)

Science and Technology
Kindergarten: Life Systems — Senses and the Body
Grade 1: Life Systems — Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Grade 2: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Animals
Grade 3: Life Systems — Growth and Changes in Plants
Grade 4: Life Systems — Habitats and Community

Teacher tips

An educator from the museum will connect with your classroom using Zoom videoconferencing. Through your web camera and the chat feature, the educator will see and interact with the students throughout the session. See the attached document for tips and tricks for connecting with your class.

PLANNING YOUR VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP (PDF)

After you book your program, we will provide information about the program set up and any supplies you/your students will need to maximize your experience.

Reservations

Booking requests can be made through the Online Reservation Request Form.

You can also connect directly to our Customer Engagement team:
Email: contact@IngeniumCanada.org
Phone: 613-991-3053 or 1-866-442-4416

Program Details

AGRICULTURE
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Grade Level:
K - Grade 4 (Ontario), Preschool - Elementary Cycle 2 (Quebec).
Fee
$130
Duration
40 minutes
Dates Offered
November 7, 2022 to March 31, 2023
Max Group Size
30
Program Location
At Your School
Online