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Bees in the Flower Fields

Author Information

  • Name: Summer Blanco
  • Position and Institution: PhD Student, Plant Biology, University of Georgia
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  • Year contributed: 2022


  • Grade Level: 3-5, 5-8
  • Georgia Standards of Excellence: S7L3


In this lesson, students learn about an example of how nature can slowly change the appearance of an animal using the process of selection. In the activity, “Bees in the Flower Fields,” students simulate how natural selection affects a group of bees in a flower field when the sizes of flowers begin to change. This simulation only works for groups of 16 or more students.


  • trait variation
  • natural selection
  • survival


georgia/bees_in_the_flower_fields.txt · Last modified: 2022/02/03 20:07 by georgia