Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bee an Engineer Part 2: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

It is hard to believe sometimes that I get paid for this job.  This past Friday, I was allowed to jump in and play with the kids at one of our local elementary schools. The second grade students were getting ready to build their first hand pollinator as the culminating event to "Bee an Engineer".    It was such a blast to see the creative sparks flying.  The lesson is as near a perfect match, as I have ever seen, to a "standard" or in this case a performance expectation (See below).


That is all I will say.   Watch the video and enjoy.


  1. I feel the same way when I visit my schools. As a teacher I was primarily in grades 4 or 5 for my career. In my role as science curriculum specialist, I've been working very closely with my PK-K teachers. Some of our PK teachers have been part of an EDC (Educational Development Center) research project called Cultivating Young Scientists - an inquiry focused program for PK. I've learned so much about the Early Childhood student. Love your blog!

  2. would love to watch the video...where is it?