Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Bee Nature Study

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you one of our recent nature study units. We will be doing several units during the spring/summer months. The first unit we started with was all about bees. Here are some of the fun activities we worked on.

Who lives in a colony?

The boys drew the members in a colony (Queen, worker bee, and drone).

Anatomy of a worker Bee:

we focused on the wings, compound eyes, and stinger of a worker bee. We used 
bubble wrap to represent the compound eyes, parchment paper for the wings, and we learned that a worker bee has a barbed stinger. 

Life Cycle of a bee:

this was a fun hands on way to represent the life cycle. We used a grain of rice for the egg, and a cotton ball for the pupa.

We also did several activities from this book. 

This was a short mini unit on bees, since we covered all about bees already. Do you guys enjoy nature studies in your homeschool?

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