Friday, 4 January 2019

Day 2: The Air Up There

Day 2: The air up there
Activity 1: Bee informed
To earn full points for this activity you must type all five sentences and then fill in the blanks for
each one. Post the completed sentences on your blog.
File:Bumblebee on Lavender Blossom.JPG
...50                 ...90 ...removal of wildflowers and flowering trees, habitat loss, and extensive
use of pesticides.      ...hum, buzz, or drone ...54

  • The word ‘bumblebee’ is a compound word (bumble + bee). The word ‘bumble’ means to hum, buzz, or drone.

  • Bumblebees can fly very quickly. They can reach ground speeds of 54 kilometers per hour (km/h).

  • Bumblebees are very strong! They carry up to 90 percent of their body weight in food with them to avoid starvation.

  • Bumblebees can do more work and carry more pollen than other bees, including honeybees. In fact, they can do up to  50 times as much work as a normal honeybee.

  • The number of bumblebees is declining in New Zealand due to a number of factors, including the extensive use of pesticides.


  1. Nice work Jahzara,
    All the gaps you have filled are very interesting and they are also true.
    It looks like you had a lot of fun in this activity. I hope you enjoyed this activity as much as I did reading it.

    What do you think about bees?


    1. Hi there Eva,

      I am quiet scared of bee's. How about you? Anyways, I fell like bee's don't sting you for no reasons. They probably only sting you if you are around their hives or annoying them. I got a bee sting once and it hurt so bad. Have you ever got a bee sting before? Well, once I received a very painful sting from a bee, I felt very sore. Where I got bit, started swelling up and I just felt super tired. What do you think of bee's?