Last September, I visited a class of preschoolers at the Science Center of Iowa. I read them books about honey bees, explained the bees life cycle, and showed them real bees in an observation hive. I also told them about the bees that live at the Science Center of Iowa.
Here I am teaching the kids about honey bee anatomy with my worker bee puppet, Abby.
In this picture, I am showing the kids a picture of a working bee fanning. Worker bees fan the air to reduce the temperature in the hive.
All the kids loved looking at the bees. Some of them were so interested in looking at the bees that they did not want to sit back down.
Sharing with the kids about bees was a lot of fun. They were super excited that the Science Center had its own bees and were eager to go find them.