Bumble bee © Allen Watkin. CC-BY-SA 2.0.

Classification: Insect

Groups can be encouraged to choose animals of different classes (reptiles, amphibians, mammals, etc.).

E-books and some videos are available free-of-charge for teachers via a one-time subscription at the Epic! website.

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  • Videos

    Bees for Kids

    Video of bees working in a hive.

    Busy Bees (3:59)

    Animated and live action video about bees.

  • Portal Texts

    Buzzy the Bumblebee

    by Denise Brennan-Nelson

    ISBN-13: 978-1585361663

    The King of Bees

    by Lester Laminack

    ISBN-13: 978-1561459537 (F&P level: O)
  • Research Books

    Amazing Bees

    by Sue Unstead

    ISBN-13: 978-1465446046 (F&P level: Q)

    Bees (Mighty Minibeasts)

    by Debbie Gallagher

    ISBN-13: 978-1608705436

    Bees (True Books)

    by Larry Dane Brimner

    ISBN-13: 978-0516211602 (F&P level: M)

    Honey Bees (Explore My World)

    by Jill Esbaum

    ISBN-13: 978-1426327131 (F&P level: M)

    Zoom in on Bees

    by Melissa Stewart

    ISBN-13: 978-0766042100 (F&P level: M)
  • E-books on


    by Aaron Frisch

    (F&P level: J)

    Honey Bee

    by Katie Marsico

    (F&P level: P)

    Honey Bees (Explore My World)

    by Jill Esbaum

    (F&P level: M)

    Inside the Bees’ Hive

    by Karen Ang

    (F&P level: S)

    Killer Bees

    by Meish Goldish

    (F&P level: O)

    The Life Cycle of a Bee

    by Colleen Sexton

    (F&P level: M)

    What’s It Like To Be A Bee?

    by Jinny Johnson

  • Skype a Scientist

    Scientist: Susan Weiner

    Schedule a skype session with Susan Weiner, who studies social insects!

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