Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 1) – Agricultural Engineering
The Best of Bugs: Designing Hand Pollinators
July 25, 2016
Happy First Day!
My rising first graders are digging deep into an Agricultural Engineering unit on natural and artificial pollinators. They took a preassessment by completing a concept map on their prior knowledge of what it is technology. Initially, many of them defined technology as objects requiring some type of power source. By the end of the lesson they began to see technology as anything that is manmade and solves a problem which includes item they use every day in school such as pencils, erasers, glue, etc.
They also delved into a technology activity entitled “Technology in a Bag”. They learned that technology is created by engineers, like themselves, who uses their creativity and understanding of math and science to solve problems. The students were encouraged to share their ideas in class so that their classmates could benefit from the creative responses that filled the room. I was proud to see the students working and acting like real scientists while reflecting on what they learned through their observations. At the end of class they were given the opportunity to explore examples of technology using IPads.
Dr. P 🙂
- Draw and/or discuss examples of pollinators.
- Draw and/or discuss non-examples of pollinators.