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Honeybees a Buzzin'

from Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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What are insects and why are they so important? Learn about insects through active investigation and discuss their characteristics and life cycle. This program will explore the domain of the marvelous honeybee to illustrate their value in our world.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00


30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, Parent, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, OH
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and our sister site Sunwatch Archaeological Park provide interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world. The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Casandra Melke

Program Details


1. Insect introduction
2. Bee identification
3. Peak inside a hive and explore a bee keeper suit
4. Explore bee pollination activity


Describe and identify the different types of honeybees and their jobs in the hive.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

OH- Early Learning Content Standards
Content Area: Science
Topic: Life Science for Early Childhood
Pre-K- Grade 12 Organizer: Characteristics and Structure of Life
Indicator: 1. Identify common needs (e.g., food, air, water) of familiar living things.
Indicator: 2. Begin to differentiate between real and pretend through stories, illustrations, play and other media (e.g., talking flowers or animals).
Pre-K- Grade 12 Organizer: Diversity and Interdependence of Life
Indicator: 3. Observe and begin to recognize the ways that environments support life by meeting the unique needs of each organism (e.g., plant/soil, birds/air, fish/water).
Pre-K- Grade 12 Organizer: Heredity
Indicator: 5. Recognize physical differences among the same class of people, plants or animals (e.g., dogs come in many sizes and colors).
Topic: Scientific Inquiry for Early Childhood
Pre-K- Grade 12 Organizer: Doing Scientific Inquiry
Indicator: 1. Ask questions about objects, organisms and events in their environment dur-ing shared stories, conversations and play (e.g., ask about how worms eat).
Indicator: 2. Show interest in investigating unfamiliar objects, organisms and phenomena during shared stories, conversations and play (e.g., “Where does hail come from?”).
Indicator: 4. Investigate natural laws acting upon objects, events and organisms (e.g., repeatedly dropping objects to observe the laws of gravity, observing the life cycle of in-sects).
Indicator: 6. Explore objects, organisms and events using simple equipment (e.g., mag-nets and magnifiers, standard and non-standard measuring tools).
Indicator: 7. Begin to make comparisons between objects or organisms based on their characteristics (e.g., animals with four legs, smooth and rough rocks).
Indicator: 8. Record or represent and communicate observations and findings through a variety of methods (e.g., pictures, words, graphs, dramatizations) with assistance.
Topic: Scientific Ways of Knowing for Early Childhood
Pre-K- Grade 12 Organizer: Nature of Science
Indicator: 1. Offer ideas and explanations (through drawings, emergent writing, conversa-tion, movement) of objects, organisms and phenomena, which may be correct or incorrect.