Game: Pesticides and pollinators

In this activity, students play a game that illustrates how pesticides can affect the health of bees and their colony. They play the role of bees gathering resources from flowers, some of which are contaminated with pesticides.

Bees that are contaminated with pesticides have their forgaging behaviour affected, impacting the health of the colony.

  • Key Stage: KS2, KS3
  • Time required: Game - 10 minutes

About this resource

  • Resource type: outdoor game
  • Theme: Pollution

Learning outcomes

  • understand that pesticides can affect more than just the target species
  • understand that toxic materials can pass through the food chain
  • Curriculum links

Materials required

  • An outside space (or large indoor space)
  • Small markers to represent flowers, some withmarks to represent pesticides

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