bees

THE BOTS & THE BEES

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COVER


REFLECT

What do you know about bees?

  • How many types of bees are there?
  • What roles do bees play in the ecosystem?
  • What are some challenges to the survival of bees?
  • What would happen is bee populations reduced drastically?
  • What else do you want to know about bees?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 1 – On the way to the farm


REFLECT

What do you know about farms?

  • What types of farms are there?
  • What roles do farms play in our society?
  • What are some challenges faced by farms?
  • What else do you want to know about farms?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 2


REFLECT

Robot bees?

  • Is it possible to make a robot the size of a bee?
  • Could it fly? How?
  • What would be the purpose of making robot bees?
  • What else do you want to know about robot bees?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 3 – Where did the insects go?


REFLECT

Are insect populations in decline?

  • What do you know about insects and their role in the ecosystem?
  • Are there insect populations in decline?
  • if yes, which insects are most affected and why?
  • What else do you want to know about insect populations?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 4


Page 5 – Bees’ “waggle walk”


Page 6


REFLECT

How do bees communicate?

  • Where do bees live?
  • How is a bee colony organized?
  • How do bees communicate with one another?
  • What else do you want to know about the lives of bees?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 7 – Sensors, data & machine learning


Page 8 – Anticipating swarming


REFLECT

Bees & bots?

  • What might the role of AI in the lives of bees?
  • What are some benefits?
  • What are some issues to consider?
  • What else do you want to know about bots & bees?
  • Conduct an Internet search to find answers to these questions.

Page 9 – Animal communication


Page 10 – Robot bees


Page 11 – They fly!


Page 12 – They collect data and learn from one another


Page 13 – Now what?


REFLECT

What did you learn?

  • What did you learn about bots & bees?
  • What was most interesting?
  • What surprised you?
  • Create an infographic or a poem to share your learning with others.

NEW BEES – robotic pollinators

A “spoof” by Greenpeace.

  • What is a spoof?
  • What is the intended message of this spoof?