ants, bees, & the goldrush

What do ants, bees, and the goldrush have in common?  They were all sources of conversation this morning in a classroom reading non fiction.  It’s amazing how fascinating a non fiction can be, particularly if you are used to reading books that focus on the fantastic and imagination.  Are you curious how ants greet each other?  Do you know what panning is?  I know 2nd grade class that could answer those questions for you.