From Problem, to Plan, to Prototype

IMG_3500First/second graders just completed an exciting, hands-on science unit about animal biodiversity!  In their final animal biodiversity science mystery, the students investigated which kinds of birds are most likely to visit a bird feeder, based on what they eat.  In the activity, students designed and created prototypes of their own bird feeders.  Before they begin working on their prototype, each student had to complete the following problem statement: I want (kind of bird) to come to my yard.  I need a bird feeder with (kind of food) and (place to stand).  I will make my bird feeder safe from cats by ________________.  You can check you child’s SeeSaw account to learn more about their individual plans and bird feeder prototypes.  Click here to see photos of the students with their prototype feeders.

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