Become a Beekeeper: 8 Steps to Getting Started with Honeybees • The Prairie Homestead
Beekeeping is one of those things that utterly fascinates me, but I haven’t added any bees to my homestead… YET. In the meantime, I love learning from homestead beekeepers such as Amy from The Vomiting Chicken. Not only are bees a wonderful addition to a homestead of any size, keeping bees has much greater importance than […]
Soil Erosion Experiment - Life is a Garden
This might look like such a simple experiment but it will definitely show the importance of having vegetation covering the soil to your kids! They will love this hands on experiment! What you’ll need:6 empty coke bottles1 x piece of ply wood (30cm x 30cm x 2cm thick)Wood glueScissors and Stanley knifeStringSoil from the garden and compost4 SeedlingsMulch (bark chips, dead leaves and sticks)WaterStep 1Prepare three of the coke bottles by cutting a rectangular hole roughly 7cm x 25cm along the…
Grants for Raising Honey Bees
Grants are available from the federal government and from state governments for various aspects of establishing and keeping honey bees as a business.
the beekeeper's bible: bees, honey, recipes and other home uses
The Beekeeper's Bible is one of the most lovely books I have seen in a while, and certainly the most attractive amongst the other books I have on beekeeping. Unlike those I have read on the subject that focus primarily...
Biodomes Engineering Design Project: Lessons 2-6 - Activity
In this multi-day activity, students explore environments, ecosystems, energy flow and organism interactions by creating a scale model biodome through applying the engineering design process. The Procedure section provides activity instructions for Biodomes unit, lessons 2-6, as students work through Parts 1-6 to develop their model biodome. Subjects include energy flow and food chains, basic needs of plants and animals, and the importance of decomposers. Students consider why a solid…
Summer Fun: Ecosystem Edition
2 liter bottle ecosystems. plants on top, fish down below. totally remember making one of these in middle school, and have the itch to make it again :)
Eco-Column: By: Kelsie Fronheiser, Gene Edwards, Jenny Kraus, Justin LangeIntroduction:These instructions will help you create your very own eco-column in your home or classroom. An eco-column is a self-sustaining ecosystem on a small scale, made of plastic sod…
Picture Book Science Lesson: Wind Energy — The Science Penguin
Picture Book Science Lessons: Energy Island (wind energy, renewable energy, and alternative energy). And a Free printable.
Human Impact on Ecosystems Assignment - Collaborative, Inquiry-Based Assessment
Allow your students to learn through inquiry with this research based, partner assignment. They will study the impact of a factor related to human activity that threatens the sustainability of a terrestrial or aquatic ecosystem in your area. The activity is in word and is fully customization.Your s...
Man's Impact on Natural Resources: The Lorax Activity
This is an activity to accompany a lesson on man's impact on natural resources. It is to be used with the book, "The Lorax", by Dr. Seuss. Place a container or cloth on the floor somewhere in the classroom. Fill the container with 5 different items. It could be 5 colors of skittles, 5 types of noodl...
Experiment ~ Can You Undo Water Pollution?
In this experiment the kids learned just how hard it is to undo water pollution. We grabbed a bucket of clean water, some household tras...
Number of Years Zoo Babies! by Carol Payne - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
This card didn't make the cut for my #imbringingbirthdaysback stamp-a-stack. I explain why in my blog post:http://www.carolpaynestamps.com/2016/03/stampin-up-number-of-years-zoo-babies-birthday-card.html