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Bee-ing an Engineer

Bee-ing an Engineer
During the days that are supported by this lesson, students observe flowers on their 14 to 16 day old
Fast Plants and bee structures, learning to connect how the shape of a structure is related to its function. Then, students make and/or use bee sticks to conduct pollination. Finally, students look closely at how pollen is carried on bee bodies and where pollen moves within the flower as concrete examples of the relationship between structure and function.
Then, students have the opportunity to use a wide variety of materials to design a solution to a problem (no bees). The solution will be a simple model that mimics the function of a bee in pollinating plants.
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Materials Development Era
Resource Type
Interactivity Level
Typical Learning Time beginning with already flowering Fast Plants, 1 week
Standards Grade level
NSES Concept
NSES Content Standard
NGSS Practices
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
Source The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program
Rights Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
Date Issued 2014-03
Date Of Record Creation 2014-04-08 13:46:12
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Date Last Modified 2017-04-13 14:48:06
Date Record Checked: 2014-04-08 13:37:45

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