Zookinots19

#4446
4446
New Paltz, NY 12561
United States
Our team is from New Paltz, NY. We met once a week after school from September to January at a team member's house. Sometimes we met on the weekend too!
Team Research: 
We chose the Kinkajou as our animal because we learned that it pollinates flowers like bees do. We learned about bees and kinkajous by watching videos and reading books. We tested theories by building models with the Lego Simple Machines Set, and we used WeDo 2.0 to learn about programming. We also went on a field trip to Kelder’s Farm to see bees in an observatory hive. We could see male drone bees, female worker bees, honeycomb and also some dead bees. Some of the bees had pollen on their legs. The beekeeper taught us how the bees do the waggle dance to communicate.
Show Me Poster: 
Model Picture: 
This is our model of a tropical forest habitat in Central America, where honey bees and kinkajou live.
Our model is of a tropical forest in Central America. An explorer is observing bees and kinkajous in their habitat. He is also measuring how much honey the bees produce in one year. When the experiment is finished, the honey will be available to eat. We designed our model to look like a tropical forest. We made trees, and added lots of flowers, ferns, and grass. A river runs through the tropical forest. There are two bees and a hive. We decided to include two motorized parts in our model, a rotating explorer and a hanging kinkajou. The explorer is standing on a hill. To make him rotate, we first tried a simple motor. Then we switched to We Do 2.0, so we could control how fast he spins better. As the explorer turns around, he is looking for a frog. The kinkajou is hanging from a vine by its prehensile tail. Prehensile means, “able to grasp.” A pulley lowers the kinkajou into a patch of flowers so it can drink nectar and pollinate the flowers with its long tongue. Using WeDo 2.0, we created a string of commands to make the kinkajou move down and up. We were also able to add the sound of a kinkajou.

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

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