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What's the Buzz?: The Secret Lives of Bees…

What's the Buzz?: The Secret Lives of Bees (Rain Forest Pilot) (Rain…

by Margery Facklam

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Written for kids, this is also a good intro for anyone who wants to know about bees--or about how scientists do research. When I visited the Barro Colorado Island research station, I wanted to bring something back that would show my grandkids why I went. Facklam breaks down scientific inquiry into it's separate steps: how scientists' questions developed from their observations and from what was already known; how they studied bee communication by isolating messages about food distance, height, and direction; and the different types of equipment and devices they created to do the experiments. Filled with neat sketches and photos, this is sure to captivate a young reader's interest. The words are definitely at a higher reading level. There is a glossary, but readers may need help sounding out words. ( )
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To all kids who love to know about bees
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"What do bees do?" Ask most people and they will say, "Bees make honey and they sting."
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With an entomologist escort, readers learn about tropical bees that are attracted to sweat, bees that can determine the sex of their offspring, and bees that attack in such huge numbers they can kill a horse.

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Photographs and text provide information about the work being done by scientists with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute on Panama's Barro Colorado Island to learn about bees.

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