Thunderbolt Warriors

Thunderbolt Warriors

#8553
8553
Fremont, CA 94555
United States
We are the Thunderbolt Warriors; 5 curious 1st grader boys, who love science, nature and Legos. We love Legos because we can build cool cars and superheroes with it. This project is fun since we get to work as a team, learn some cool stuff about bees, and imagine it with Legos. This is our first year at FLL and we are super excited to learn and build!
Team Research: 
For every new concept we read, watch videos, make notes and share to learn as a team. For bee colony and pollination, we tested our learning with a team collage. We have now started to learn about bee habitats and built the initial Lego models for it. *** CONCEPTS COVERED: Pollination by Bees, Colony Collapse Disorder, Backyard Bee farming with other co-habitating animals. ***FIELD TRIP: We went for a field trip to a backyard bee-yard @ http://ajarofhoney.com/. The beekeeper Mr. Stefan showed us the bee-boxes and the bee hive frames. We also saw his honey centrifuge machine and tasted some of the delicious raw honey. He told us how the rainwater can be harmful for the bees during the winter. Mr. Stefan also had chickens in his backyard, beside the bee-boxes. ***OUTPUT: 1. Model of a Backyard Bee farm with moving creatures 2. Poster board for Show-n-tell 3. Kids Play for the presentation 4. Bee-How-to-help Pamphlet for community sharing. *** TESTIMONIALS: 1. Beekeeper Stefan, San Jose: "I lost 11 out of my 13 bee colonies last year" , 2. Ardenwood Historic Farm: "We host 2 beekeepers whose bees are very vital to the pollination of our organic crops. Planting bee friendly flowers not only for honey bees but for our native bees too is a wonderful beginning to helping out this very important insect." ***PRESENTATIONS: 1. FLLJr Expo at the Google Cloud office, Sunnyvale, CA 2. At their school's 1st Grade class *** HOW TO HELP BEES as an INDIVIDUAL: 1. Plant native Bee-friendly flowers (www.helpabee.org)
, 2. Support Backyard Bee Farms, 3. Avoid neonicotinoid pesticides.
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Model Picture: 
Model Description: We chose the habitat of a backyard bee-farm, which can be attacked by honey badgers. Also our backyard bee-farm has chickens cohabitating with honey bees. 1) Honey badgers are nocturnal, and have very strong hearing power. Honey bees can hear only through their honey hives walls, and are not at all bothered by loud sound. So our idea is a "distance sensing alarm system" to scare away the attacking honey badgers. We have made a working lego model for it. 2) We also learnt that chicken can help cleanup the bee-yard, and can also help the beekeeper economically. So we built a couple of moving chickens. **Moving creatures: 1 Bee, 2 Chickens, 1 Honeyguide, 1 Honeybadger.

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