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Urban Bee-ology

Bees are fascinating insects and highly popular for their golden honey and dancing communication. Are they harming the environment, or essential pollinators?

Research urban bee culture to discover the advantages and disadvantages of cultivating bees in urban environments. Then visit the Tech School where students will learn Twinmotion, a real-time 3D immersion software that produces high-quality images, panoramas, and 360 VR videos. They will apply investigative techniques and critical thinking to determine the establishment of bee-friendly environments in urban settings.

(Formerly known as Bees with Backpacks)

Industry Partners
Suitable for

Years 7-10 + VCAL

Duration

6x 50min lessons & 2x days at GTS

Student Outcomes

Students will:

  • Investigate the importance of bees for agriculture
  • Study bee anatomy and understand hives
  • Analyse urban beekeeping as a solution for food security
  • Research and identify areas of the Geelong CBD for potential bee-friendly environments
  • Determine what elements are required for bee-friendly environments
  • Produce high-quality images, panoramas, and 360° VR videos using Twinmotion
  • Use stunning architectural visualisations and VR walkthroughs to communicate concepts and ideas

Curriculum Focus

  • Science
  • Geography
  • Design & Technologies
  • Digital Technologies
  • VCD
  • Media

 

Program Overview

The Urban Bee-ology Project
Module 1
1 x 50 min
Bee anatomy
Module 2
1 x 50 min
Bee Behaviour
Module 3
2 x 50 min
Bee friendly environments
Module 4
2 x 50 min
Virtual Reality and Twinmotion
Module 5
Full day
Twinmotion and Production
Module 6
Full day
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