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2. Sponsor’s Spot: The Grace Academy
3. Weekly Topic: Honey Bees
4. What You are Missing This Week
5. Related Games
6. Quote of the Week
7. Subscription Management
#1. August 6, 2008
Assuming all has gone as planned, today Howard and I are in Lisbon, Portugal. We spent a week here about six years ago, and so this time we are planning to go out of the city for a tour of the countryside. I have great memories of the food there (lots of fresh fish and seafood) and how warmly they responded to me speaking Spanish. My Spanish helps in Italy too, where they have always responded as if I was speaking completely fluent Italian!
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
#2. The Grace Academy
#3. Honey Bees
by Barbara J. Feldman
Honey Bees Printable (** for premium members only)
Honey bees are hardworking, useful insects that pollinate nearly one-third of all the food we eat, and make our life sweeter with the honey they produce. In a single day, a single hive can pollinate four million flowers, and make up to two pounds of honey. But scientists are confused by an international bee crises, with bees disappearing from their colonies in record numbers in a trend first noticed in 2006.
CyberBeeNet: Bees 4 Kids
Zachary Huang, from the Entomology Department at Michigan State University, created this kids section as part of his CyberBeeNet site. Elementary kids should visit for bee facts (“The average number of bees in a hive is between 30,000 and 60,000.”), bee anatomy, and bee games such as a maze, word search and Buzzy Tic-Tac-Toe. For kindergartners and preschoolers, my favorite click is the animated rebus story “A Bit About Bees.”
Help the Honey Bees
Haagen-Dazs ice cream company asks us to imagine the world without strawberries, almonds or pears, just to name a few of their bee-dependent ingredients, and then explains the honey bee crisis called Colony Collapse Disorder. “We’ve created this site because honey bee populations are disappearing at an alarming rate and we want to keep those little heroes buzzing.” The entire site is excellent, but highlights include a downloadable lesson plan called The Bee Book, and the How You Can Help section which encourages us to plant bee-friendly plants such as lavender, glory buses, jasmine, rosemary and sunflowers.
NATURE: Alien Empire: Enter the Hive
“Welcome to the hive! Here, you’ll learn more about the daily life of a honey bee.” Before you go any further, turn off the monotonous drum beat by clicking on the purple hexagon in the lower-left corner. That’s better, isn’t it? This terrific click-and-explore animation for kids of all ages introduces the concepts of pollination, the honey bee life cycle, honey production, and the social structure of a hive. But remember about the purple hexagon button. The music has an annoying habit of returning.
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#4. What You’re Missing This Week
Printables Club Members also get the following free downloads to use in the classroom or to send home with students:
Honey Bees Printable
Honey Bees Wikipedia Printable
Honey Bee Quiz and Worksheet
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#5. Related Games
Honey Bee Quiz
Honey Bees Jigsaw Puzzle
Bee Coloring Pages
Honey Bee Crossword Puzzle
#6.Quote of the Week
“When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees.” ~~ Joseph Joubert ( May 7, 1754 – May 4, 1824 ) French moralist and essayist.
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