activities go along with my other articles about bees. View them all to
get the complete unit study.
Bees have exoskeletons. That
means they have no bones on the inside. All of their bodies protection
is on the outside. Talk about what internal and external means. Relate
it to things in the child's life, such as internal and external medicines
(antibiotic cream and cough medicine are some examples).
With an adult's help:
Try to find an unused wasp or bees nest and examine it. We have wasps building
nests all the time on our porch. We spray them and knock them down at night
when the bees are asleep. Then we make sure no one is home before letting
our kids examine the nest. Please be careful doing this. As with all the
projects, we are trying to help the child feel more comfortable around
this insect... it will not help if someone gets stung during the unit.
by: © Lisa Hawkins
Hawkins is a Homeschooling Mom of two boys. She is a freelance writer
and has written for Home Education Magazine. Lisa is the Content
Manager of Homeschooling Science at suite101. Lisa
enjoys crafts, gardening, bird watching, outdoor activities and most of
all, being a Mom.
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