Hi everyone! This is Sue Cahalane from Science for Kids Blog, I'm so excited to be here on the 29th of every month & I'm happy that spring has sprung! I just completed a flower & honey bee activity with my PreK students. Their little hands made the cutest flowers:
We learned all about honey bees and their amazing eyes. Many of my students think honey bees see hundreds of the same image. This is a misconception! Throw away those insect eye viewers!
(That comic above is entitled "The last thing a fly ever sees"! Pretty funny but it is bad science!) Bees see one image only:
My kids are fascinated by the fact that bees actually have 5 eyes!
This is the worksheet I use:
Here are the patterns I use to create a little bee:
We planted Morning Glory seeds - they are fast growers! My kids say they look like little green dragonflies & I have to say I agree! Here they are in our greenhouse after just one week: