Bees Non Fiction Insect Animal Unit – Kindergarten 1st and 2nd grade


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Learn all about bees with this information packed Bees Non Fiction Insect Unit for students in kindergarten, first and second grade. Featuring over 100 pages, this bees study unit is filled with information on bees, beekeeping, honey and the life cycle. More specifically, students will read about the parts of a bee, its behavior, social activity, food, reproduction, jobs, how honey is extracted and a detailed view of its life cycle. The printable contains real photos which your learners will love and helps students make connections with what they see in their environment.

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This bees literacy unit includes the following activities and printables:

  • Poster/Booklet – All About Bees: Print individual pages as posters or bind pages to create a booklet. – 27 pages.
    Topics covered include:
    • What are bees?
    • What is pollination?
    • Where do bees live?
    • What do bees live in?
    • Honeycomb
    • General Anatomy of a Bee
    • Compound Eyes
    • Mouth
    • Antennae
    • Stinger
    • Hairs and Pollen basket
    • How do bees communicate?
    • What do bees eat?
    • Beehive
    • Hive frame
    • Honey bee colony
    • Queen Bee
    • How is the queen bee chosen?
    • Drone Bee
    • Worker bee
    • Activities of the Worker bee
    • Pollen
    • Honey
    • Beekeeper
    • Entomologist
    • Beeswax

  • Non Fiction Reader: How do we get honey from beehives? A simple book featuring real pictures and explaining the process by which honey is harvested from beehives – 17 pages
  • Non Fiction Reader: Life Cycle of a Honeybee Booklet: Includes a puzzle, and sequencing activity. Related 3-part cards are also available in the 3-part card document.
  • Vocabulary 3-part cards: A set of vocabulary cards relating to the life cycle of bees, beekeeping and related equipment – 29 vocabulary words
  • Parts of a bee: Poster and labeling activity – 1 poster, 1 worksheet
  • Sorting Mats: Sort the bees and bee nests – 2 mats
  • Coloring Pages: Coloring pages related to bees – 14 pages
  • Worksheets: Engaging worksheets to help students reinforce their knowledge of bees – 5 pages
  • Emergent Reader: Color me emergent reader – 8 pages

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