Bee Builders


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In this activity, learners make a model of a beehive using simple materials. In the process, learners discover that honeybees build their hives using wax from their bodies, shaped into 6-sided cells where honey and eggs are stored for protection. The "Did You Know" section details how many eggs a queen bee can lay in one day, and how scout bees tell others to find flowers. This activity could be used in conjunction with the Hexagon Hunt activity also found on Lawrence Hall of Science Kids Site.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 9

    Topics: Life Sciences, Earth's Resources, Earth & Space Science, History-Social Science, Cells, Structure and Function in Living Things, Ecology & Ecosystems, Classification

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    Tool for: Students