Riverview Rams

#8142
8142
Clovis, CA 93619
United States
We are group of kids from RiverView Elementary in Fresno, California. We consist of 5 fun boys and one wonderful girl. We are excited to learn more about protecting our precious honey bee while creating an exciting environment for the honey bee and the owl to thrive in. We are looking forward to learning and growing into little engineers through this Robotics process.
Team Research: 
As a group we have decided to explore the connection between the honey bee and the owl. Honey Bee’s- It is believed that the original habitats of the honeybee where in tropical climates and heavily forested areas. Honeybees live in gardens, woodlands, orchards, meadows and areas where flowering plants are abundant. Honeybees can survive in natural honeybee hives or domesticated environments like a man made bee box. Honeybees build nest inside trees and under edges of objects to hide from predators. Honeybees are very important in agriculture. We need them to pollinate our crops which product nuts, fruits, and vegetables for us to eat. If we no longer have bees many of our nuts, fruits, and vegetables will stop growing and we would no longer have honey. According to a report by the United Nations, of the 100 crops species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food supply over 70 are pollinated by bees. Honeybees contribute health to mankind not only by providing honey but by helping our plants pollinate to produce food for us to eat and stay healthy. - We choose to do our research on the affects of pesticides and how they affect the bees. We even had a crop duster come speak to us! We learned about the process between the crop dusters, the bee keepers and the county officials. Did you know bee keepers are asked to register and tell the county where their bees are located? The problem is, a lot of them don't! Crop dusters have a spotter on the ground but sometimes they don't see the hives or the hives do not have the bee keepers information on them.- The effects the pesticides have on the bees are many. One is it takes away the bee's since of direction. We also have a solution for this too! We did research and found out bees can be trained to go to certain colors. What if the bee keepers trained the bees to go to their color hive? What if bee hives weren't white but colored so the bees could find their way back to their hive and gave out a vibration?
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Model Picture: 
Model Information- What does our model show? We decided to pick an orchard for the bee’s habitat. The model shows the orchard, honey bee, owl and the crop duster. It also shows four man-made color honey hives. We decided to show these because we believe bees can be trained to go to a specific color. Our special animal, the owl, is located sitting on top of the barn.- How did we design it? We designed the model by drawing it out first. Using the skills we learned from the sessions we came up the layout and how to make the design work. We used the We Do 2.0 Software to program our crop duster’s propeller.- What part is motorized? We decided to make the propeller on our crop duster move using the robot. You can also manually spin the tower and the bat located on one of our trees. We did this so the crop duster looks like it is flying over our orchard.

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Show & Tell
Picasso
LEGO Education WeDo 2.0
Simply Awesome Machine
Inquiring Minds
On Display
LEGO Education WeDo
Team Spirit
Core Values
Pen Pal
CREATURE CRAZE
It's Official