Talked to 4th graders today-- four classes of them. You may bore them with too much power point!!! Believe me they will take over the whole program if you let them. Each session I had today was 45 minutes.
They bored after a short while with the talking then I popped the covers on the observation hive. Of course their eyes lit up. After that it was wide open
! If you pop it too early-- you lose total control
I started with a couple of questions like: What is the first thing you think of when you think of bees? Of course the answers most given are honey and stings. Of course that is what you want and you can go from there:
How bees usually only sting to defend home.
Bees mixed up with wasp.
Most important thing from bees pollination.
Where bees came from in North America
Queens, Drones and workers
And they have study the basics and love the questions like larvae, pupae, adults --- six legs, three body parts etc.
and on and on-- your problem will be having enough time.
A big question was what does a hive look like and how do you get the honey out.
Power point of different bees,. extractor etc would be great.
They loved the questions they could answer. Make it as interactive as possible and it's a great time to be had. Be prepared for the sex question. I did get it from one class
! I like to tell how lazy the guys are and how the women do all the work. The guys hoot and holler then I drop the bomb! I then tell how the women kick him out. The teachers just grin. and the girls giggle
Hope this helps----Have a great time!!!