What's the Buzz?
After reading "A Sound of Thunder," students will further investigate the impact of the "butterfly effect" as it pertains to a nonfiction piece (a news story from China) about the dwindling bee population and its effects on the pear industry. The US bee population has dwindled in the last few years, too, and a second video documentary on Colony Collapse Disorder allows students to make inferences and predictions about the impacts of bee loss on the US economy, too.
Students will then be able to investigate environmental issues of their own choices and research them using a variety of print and digital research tools. For more specifics, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or the email address listed here.