During the 2nd Nine Weeks, Kindergarteners studied Bees in the STEAM Lab through hands-on coding. First, students worked together to create beehives out of donated cardboard tubes and tissue paper flowers. Each week students learned about the ways bees are helpful through short videos from Discovery Education. Then, students arranged their beehives and flowers on their BeeBot mat. Students took turns programming or “coding” the BeeBots to get them to model a task such as:
- Getting Nectar- Going from the beehive to a flower.
- Making Honey- Going from a flower to the beehive.
- Pollination- Going from one flower to another flower.
- Bee Dance- Going back to the beehive and doing a dance to communicate to the other bees where the flowers are.
- Two Bees- The first bee goes from the beehive to the flower and and the second bee follows!
Check out the video compilation of this project below, and be sure to check out your child’s See Saw Portfolio. (Don’t have a See Saw account? Email Miss Conroy at email@example.com to ask for one!)