Flight of the Bumblebee

This multimodal text set is designed to help middle school learners work toward mastering the grade- level moderately complex Anchor Text “Flight of the Bumblebee: Using Acoustics to Eavesdrop on Bees and Pollination”, adapted from a published study that discusses the use of acoustics to learn about bee activity and pollination (Miller-Struttmann et al., 2017).

Next Generation Science Standards (MS- NGSS) are emphasized in the Anchor Text:

  • NGSS  MS-PS4-1 & NGSS MS-PS4-2: Waves and their Applications in Technologies for Information Transfer
  • NGSS MS-LS2-1 & NGSS MS-LS2-4 : Ecosystems – Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

Pertinent Common Core English Language Arts Standards in Science and Technical Subjects (CCSS.ELA.RST):

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1-3: Comprehend and Interpret Texts & Key Ideas and Details
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4-6: Analyze Craft and Structure
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-9: Synthesize Ideas from Multiple Texts & Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.10: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.1: Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.WHST.6-8.9: Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.