# Hornets

## By Marcus

HORNETS ARE SOCIAL WASPS. THE HORNET THAT THERE ARE THE MOST OF IN UNITED STATES IS THE BOLD FACED HORNET. IT HAS A BLACK AND WHITE BODY WITH A WHITE FACE. THEIR NESTS ARE HANGING. THEY CAN BE FOUND ON TREES AND BUSHES. THE NEST CAN GROW AS BIG AS A BASKETBALL AND HAVE 100 ADULT HORNETS. HORNETS WERE SOME OF THE FIRST PAPERMAKERS.THEY USE CHEWED UP PLANT AND WOOD TO MAKE LARGE PAPER NESTS. IN SPRING THE QUEEN FEMALE MAKES THE NESTS. THE LITTLE HORNETS THAT ARE BORN FIRST HELP THEIR MOTHER MAKE THE NEST LARGER. HORNETS LIVE IN THEIR NEST FOR ONE YEAR. THE NEST WORKERS AND THE MALES DIE WITH THE FIRST FROST OF WINTER. HORNETS WILL STING YOU IF YOU BOTHER THEM . IF THEY STING YOU IT WILL HURT AND GET SWOLLEN. HORNETS HELP BY EATING FLYS THAT THEY EAT. SEE YOU IN THE SPRING

## Math Problems Created by Student

• Three mama hornets had three baby hornets each. How many baby hornets in all? 3x3=

• Ten ants were walking along. Five hornets decided to eat them. How many ants did each hornet get? 10 divided by 5 =

• 6 hornets found 2 hornets nests. Half went into the first nest and the other half went into the other nest. How many hornets went into each nest? 6 divided by 2 =