Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The Evolution of a Zoob Honey Bee




The creation above was D(age12)'s contribution to our honeybee study, yesterday.  It started out in the morning as a Kafkaesque combination of a Zoob-man meets insect.


Then, after some reading on insects, and bees in particular, it gained a couple of legs, and an abdomen as well as a thorax...


...finally morphing, by late afternoon, into a full blown, if slightly cumbersome, honey bee...


...all ready to be photographed, and labelled in Paint.  


I was very grateful for the entire process, not just because it demonstrated a good deal of thought, creativity and attention to detail on the part of a student (always nice to see), with no work or preparation on my part (even better), but also because it saved me the precious printer ink I would have needed to for the honeybee worksheet I had bookmarked (total victory).

It's great to be a homeschooler.

4 comments:

Ticia said...

Printer ink, so precious.

Angelic Scalliwags said...

Brilliant. I just love activities where the children are able to demonstrate their learning away from paper and without any input from me!
They did a great job!

Dawn Rebekah said...

What wonderful hands on learning.
Blessings, Dawn

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

These are really impressive models!