•  STEAM Project:
    Grade 2 
     Pollinators
    butterfly  
    NGSS: 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
     
     
     Part 1
     
     
    Parts of a Plant
    flower
     
     
    Identify plant parts and their functions.
     
     IXL Interactive
    Part 2
    sunflower
     

    Pollination
    Pollination is the process of moving pollen from plant to plant. This allows plants to make more plants.
     
     
    How do plants make more plants?
     
    Stop Motion Animation on Pollination from the Singing Zoologist
     
     All About Pollination
     
    Easy Science for Kids: All About Pollination
       
     
    Part 3
     
     
     The Pollinators
     bees
    Who are the pollinators?
     
     
     
    Part 4
     bee
     The Bees
     
    Learn ten facts about honey bees form NatGeo kids  
     
    Question:  What is the problem we are having with bees?
     
    Look at the graph
     
    What do you see?
    What does it mean?
     
     
     
     Part 5
     
     Help the Bees!
    Pollination Device
     
    Task: The bees need your help! Your team needs to create a device that will pollinate flowers!
     
     
    Requirements  
     
    Pollinator needs to move 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) pollen from Flower A to Flower B. You can only make 5 visits from Flower A to Flower B.
     
    Constraints
     
     
    Pollinator must be a one piece device. It must be able to be carried.  You may only carry from plant to plant (no blowing or using hands to move the pollen). 
     
     Materials
     
     
     
    coffee filters
    pipe cleaners
    straws 
    sticks
    cups
    cotton balls
     
     
     Tools Scissors
    Tape
    Glue
    Rulers 
    Two Flowers 
     
    Use the Design Loop Model to solve the problem:
     
     
     
     
     
    Dorian Gemellaro 
Last Modified on June 25, 2019