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In this activity, students consider how animals solve the problem of finding food, especially under harsh climatic conditions. They explore how a variety of animals use their senses to find food and how bees, in particular, communicate about food to other bees. Finally, student teams create a scavenger hunt for other teams with clues that require using different senses and that give information about the kind and quantity of food and its location.
1. Write one of the following questions on the board for students to discuss:
2. Show the video Marathon Migrators and discuss the following:
5. Have teams of students plan a scavenger hunt for food, with clues for other student teams to follow. Like dancing bees, the clues should communicate information such as the kind and quantity of food and the direction and distance of the food source. The clues should involve at least two of the five senses (smell, vision, touch, hearing, taste) and guide students toward the food source without telling them exactly where it is. For example, clues might include head bobbing to one side to indicate direction, and tapping a certain number of times on the other person's hand to indicate distance. After groups have completed each other's scavenger hunts, discuss the following: