What’s included in the Curious Trails Bee Unit Study:
WEEK ONE: LIFE OF A HONEY BEE
• Learn about the three castes of honey bees and their lifecycle
• Order bee jobs with a nature math activity
• Celebrate forager bees with a flower bee suncatcher
•Label your anatomy worksheets and make a lifecycle model
•Give bees a rest at your new watering station
WEEK TWO: BEE VISION AND COMMUNICATION
• Learn how honey bee eyes work and their ability to see the ‘invisible,’ then conduct a bee vision experiment!
• Explore honey bee communication and play a game that will have you “talking like a bee”
• Design a flower challenge
• Have fun with our honey playdough recipe & invitation ideas
WEEK THREE: HONEY BEE IDENTIFICATION
• Learn how to identify honey bees and spot their look-alikes, then put your identification skills to the test in a game
•Record bee observations in your new Bees Nature Journal
•Explore why bees buzz with this crafty activity
•Extend our learning by making a mason bee house
WEEK FOUR: WHAT DO BEES MAKE?
• Discover the different products bees produce and make rolled wax candles
•Learn about pollination and dissect a flower to take a closer look
•Honor bees with a bee peg doll handicraft
•Extend your learning with a hexagon honeycomb art project
BEE UNIT CELEBRATION
Study poetry & copywork while enjoying your Honeycake Muffins.
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