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The Economy After Bees ... One Bee Makes Two

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Participate and share : Poster

Xanat Bautista  
María del Rocío Díaz Torres Sánchez  
Maritta Ortigoza Vega  
Arantza Naomi Okamoto Escobedo  
Valentina Rivera Gutiérrez  
Emmanuel Ramos  

Students share their experience using technology tools, research and problem-solving skills to address the implications of all the bees on the planet disappearing.

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: QR Scan
Topic: Project-, problem- & challenge-based learning
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: Performing/visual arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students plan and employ effective research strategies to locate information and other resources for their intellectual or creative pursuits.
Additional detail: Student presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will understand the importance of using technology as a tool to gather information, analyze and communicate scientific results in social and natural science. Attendees will learn about how students can use different technologies such as: software like Photoshop, Power point, Word, metasearch engines, specialized apps to design posters, to produce Green screen videos and Social Media.

resenters will show the audience the products they got (a poster and video) to communicate their solution. In order to solve the next problem:

Maja Lude, author of the book The history of bees, narrates the relationship of human beings with nature, reinforcing the fact that bees have been in the world for more than 100 million years. They are part of a class of organisms that represents around 60% of all the living beings in the world: the insects. Bees are social organisms, they live in colonies and have coevolved with flowering plants: they need flowers for feeding, and flowers need them for pollination. According to Chambers and Conway (1992), the relationship between bees and flowering plants is a perfect symbiosis. Bees collect nutritious substances from flowers, and, through pollination, they guarantee future generations of plants, that is, available food for future generations of bees, animals and, of course, human.
It is difficult to determine the great value of pollination, but it’s definitely recognized to be one of the highest elements that energize capitals such as human, economic, material, natural, etc. As the authors affirm, beekeeping definitively contributes to the system of life and human development, since it strengthens the society capabilities without deteriorating the basic natural resources, rather than that, it protects them and fosters a full vision of sustainability.
In the United States, several bee species were declared to be in danger of extinction, therefore, bills have been made to reverse that situation. In the European Union, the use of some neonicotinoids has been restricted, and the European Parliament asks the whole European Union and the Member States to invest more in preserving the health of bees, in combating the adulteration of honey and supporting beekeepers. In France, measures are taken to fight the Asian wasp. Other states have chosen to pass bills to protect pollinators and beekeeping, as it is the case in Puerto Rico, Colombia and Jalisco in Mexico, very laudable initiatives to be considered by other countries. (Antonio García Jiménez, 2018)
On that basis, two kinds of concerns that should be addressed about the impact of bees’ extinction are described below:
a) Natural science and technological concerns: to study the impact of bees on the ecosystem (Hernández, 2016); to research into the impact on food production and nutritional consequences (FAO, 2016); to investigate which technological and scientific developments would be required to satisfy human needs (Ponti, 2017)
b) Social science and humanitarian concerns: to examine some concerns regarding law regulation in the protection of bees and apiculture as a world intangible cultural heritage (Jimenez, 2018); to research into the effects on different fields in developing and developed countries (Manrique y Pérez, 2002); to study the impact on human health (Jeannete 2019).

Thus, students were able to answer the problem base on a digital research and technology tools.

Supporting research

• BBC - Homepage. What would happen if bees went extinct? - BBC Future. Retrieved October 27, 2019, from
• Global Ideas. (2014, February 11). If bees become extinct will humans follow? [YouTube]. Retrieved October 24, 2019, from
• INSH | Underknown stories from history, geography, science, world culture. What Would Happen To Our World If Bees Went Extinct?. Retrieved October 27, 2019, from
• rigins Explained. (2018). What Would Happen If Bees Disappear?! Retrieved January 24, 2020, from v=AlY1z-LFij0&t=611s&app=desktop
• Ponti, C. (2017). Rise Of The Robot Bees: Tiny Drones Turned Into Artificial Pollinators.National Public Radio. Maine. Retrieved from tiny-drones-turned-into-artificial-pollinators Stevens, A. (2014, December 5).
• Why are bees vanishing? Retrieved January 24, 2020, from

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Xanat Bautista, Prepa Anahuac, Campus Maddox
Maritta Ortigoza Vega, Prepa Anahuac, Campus Maddox
Arantza Naomi Okamoto Escobedo, Prepa Anahuac, Campus Maddox
Valentina Rivera Gutiérrez, Prepa Anahuac, Campus Maddox
Emmanuel Ramos, Prepa Anahuac Campus Maddox

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