Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects
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National Science Teachers Association
“What did you have for breakfast this morning? As this book points out, you can probably thank a honey bee. Explore Honey Bees! with 25 Great Projects is a fun primer for those who want an overview of one of the hardest workers on our planet—the honey bee... The illustrations are inviting and informative, and each chapter builds upon the last to add to the reader's quest for knowledge . . . It would truly "bee" exciting to have students learn more about honey bees from this book and appreciate the hard work they do.”
“Information abounds in this multifaceted collection of all things honeybee. The brief, chatty narrative passages are accompanied by sidebars that clearly define vocabulary words and offer trenchant discussion questions with strong appeal for either individual readers or group discussion. This volume does a fine job of straddling the needs of both study and personal interest and will appeal to readers.”
School Library Journal
“Featuring well-organized chapters and colorful illustrations, this title sheds light on bee anatomy, social structure, life cycle, products, and more. Readers will gain a greater respect for these insects and an appreciation for their importance to humans. Vocabulary words are highlighted throughout. Many of the featured activities reinforce math and science skills and provide an opportunity for hands-on learning about topics such as hive design, communication, and treats made with honey. Projects include making snack bars out of honey, creating a paper hive, and fashioning a set of glasses that allow users to see the way a bee does. Younger students will appreciate the images and accessible directions, while the vocabulary and content are challenging enough for older readers. A solid text that lends itself well to classroom use as well as to individual research.”
"This book is hot off the press and just in time . . . It's chock-full of all things honey bee: anatomy, social behavior, a tour of the bee hive, There are lots and lots of things to do. Twenty-five of 'em, in fact. You can try stinger designs, check out what you'd see if you had bee eyes, and try your luck at communicating the location of sweets with a waggle dance. My favorite is how to make a bee buzzer."
Shara Buffington, homeschooling parent and beekeeper
“Explore Honey Bees! is great for studying science and nature, and I love that you can intertwine lots of different subjects into honey bees and do units on math, history, language arts, vocabulary, and art. As a homeschooler and parent, I would buy this book. Two thumbs up to Nomad Press!”
Darren Cox, President, American Honey Producers Association
“This book articulates well the value of honey bees and our society's dependence upon them.”
Barbara Lawler, President, NH Beekeepers Association, Proprietress, Lawler Farms
“Explore Honey Bees! is an exciting, informational book filled with loads of easy-to-understand facts for all. The activities help illustrate the information beautifully.”
Michael Willard, President, Vermont Beekeepers Association
“Explore Honey Bees! is well put together and the technical information about bees and beekeeping is accurate. I enjoyed how the information was presented in a fun way.”
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Detailed Book Description
What did you have for breakfast this morning? Toast, cereal, juice, and fruit? You can thank the honey bees! About one out of every three mouthfuls we eat is affected by honey bee pollination. In Explore Honey Bees! With 25 Great Projects, young readers learn about honey bee colonies, why honey bees live in hives, how honey bees communicate with each other, and why they are so important to human lives.
Explore Honey Bees! offers a glimpse into the fascinating and efficient miniature world that children will find familiar from movies such as the 2007 animated Bee Movie. Activities include designing a hive, learning bee dance moves, and making a model of a flower's reproductive system, which reinforce the math, engineering, and science skills readers gain from the text. Fun facts and colorful illustrations make learning fun and exciting. Links to online primary sources integrate a digital learning experience and offer opportunities to delve deeper into the world of honey bees.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Buzz About Honey Bees
Honey Bee Bodies
Inside the Bee Hive
Honey Bees in Trouble