MI Students 'Save the Bees!' Using Drones

MI Students 'Save the Bees!' Using Drones
Posted on 05/09/2019
MI Students 'Save the Bees!' Using DronesStudents in Mason Intermediate fourth grade Team Grit's Math and Science teacher Jamie Dicks' classroom are working to 'save the bees!'

"I wrote and received a Mason Foundation Grant for more than $900 to fund "Team Grit Saves the Bees," shared Dicks. "I explained the beneficial and harmful effects of changes on plants and animals in an ecosystem, and I created a challenge-based lesson on how we can save the bees, because they are starting to disappear as an effect on the entire ecosystem of the bees."

Students also learned how the decline of bees affects the world, and are researching ways they can save the bees. Dicks will be presenting these ideas to staff, and together they will be voting on which idea to fund. The rest of the ideas will be published on a website to be shared with anyone interested in helping to save the bees.  

"I also shared with my students that Walmart has developed a patent to create drones that will pollinate plants in case bees do become extinct," added Dicks. "We are learning how to fly the drones, and students will work in engineering teams to design something that will collect pollen and carry it from plant to plant. On May 3, we flew the drones!"
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