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September Challenge: BEE Creative - Post to Win

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  • Chanille Viviers

    Yeah!! How cool! We're in from South Africa, thanks!

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  • Bac Nguyen

    My K-6 students build this garden. We collaborated to build a flower garden, glasshouse, and bee nests.
     MinecraftEdu is a powerful tool to make Ss develop collaboration skill.

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  • Kristopher Sandberg Community moderator
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    We started with an inquiry finding a dead bee on our playground.  We then began to research bees and looked into their importance for our ecosystems.  Students also wrote informational reports about Bees, and the Minecraft Bee Challenge was a great place to show and share some of their new acquired knowledge of bees.  Getting to know how bees worked in Minecraft helped my students decide how to setup their bee pollinators.  Some of my students kept their flowers close to their crops, others plated trees with bee hives attached, and some built domes to keep the bees contained.  Great challenge to start the school year!!!

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  • Alex Fleck

    Bac Nguyen: We love your students' work! Would it be alright if we shared it on the Minecraft: Education Edition blog?

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  • Alex Fleck

    Kristopher Sandberg: These look great, Kris! Would it be ok if we shared some of these images on the Minecraft: Education Edition blog?

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  • Shanon Bourne

    My daughter, in kindergarten, made a garden. I’m not able to upload photos for some reason, I only have the option to type a comment.

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  • Bac Nguyen

    Alex Fleck: Thank you for your compliment! Definitely Yes

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  • Kristopher Sandberg Community moderator
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    Alex Fleck Thank you and please do.  It was a great learning experience for my students.

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  • Mrunal Ganjale

    In my guidence #AvinaShinde Sr.Kg. Blue Bell prep school landewadi has accepted this month #BuildChallenge & builded her #PollinatorGarden
    #BuildChallenge
    #MicrosoftEDU

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  • Gurdeep Singh

    Under My Guidence, My student Jasjot Singh from Saffron Public School, Punjab has accepted September Month #BuildChallenge BEE Creative & created his own Pollinator Garden in Minecraft Education Edition using beekeeping tools like bee-hive and bee-nest.The other tools he used to build are

    • diamond hoe
    • beet-root seeds
    • crop seeds

    By building this Polinator Garden he learnt that Bees are perfectly adapted to pollinate, helping plants grow, breed and produce food. They do so by transferring pollen between flowering plants and so keep the cycle of life turning. The vast majority of plants we need for food rely on pollination, specially by bees: from almonds and vanilla and apples to squashes.

    Twitter Post Link (Video) : https://twitter.com/Gurdeep_Saffron/status/1310617667154391044?s=20 

    @PlayCraftLearn  #MinecraftEDU #MicrosoftEdu

    Screenshots : 

     

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  • geetika pant

    My 16 students build the BEE world together. All of us collaborated to build a Bee world where students learnt about Bee, Why they are important, What is co-operative Bee farming, How can we make a career in it, How can we do bee farming in Urban areas.
     MinecraftEdu is a beautiful tool to make students learn about collaboration, creative thinking, critical thinking, gamification. Our video was Long because I had to collate 16 gardens in one arena so we published in youtube and shared in twitter https://twitter.com/PantGeetika/status/1311353073126662144   using#BuidChallenge #MinecraftEdu #PollinatorGarden @playcraftlearn

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  • Kamal Preet

    As part of the Minecraft Education: Monthly Build Challenge for September, 2020 - My student, Simar Mohanty focused on the Science behind the Pollinator Garden. Her Minecraft Project addresses the following key questions:

    1. What is Pollination?
    2. What are stamens & pistils? What are the different Parts of a flower?
    3. How is the pollen transferred to the stigma? What are the Agents of Pollination?
    4. How do Bees act as pollinators?
    5. Do all flowers have male & female reproductive parts?
    6. What are the different Types of Pollination?
    7. Why do bees visit flowers? What is Nectar?
    8. Why is honey used in medicines? What is so special about the Components of honey?
    9. Where do bees store honey? What are Beehives & honey comb?
    10. What is an Apiary?
    11. What is a Pollinator Garden?
    12. What makes for an effective Pollinator Garden?

    Want to learn the answers of these questions? Check out the Official Entry below:

    Twitter Link: https://twitter.com/dpskamal/status/1311456953848135686
    YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/jW1dogj9uu8

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  • Kristopher Sandberg Community moderator
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    Great work everyone I really like the ideas about urban pollinators, the process of pollination and career opportunities.  Some great next steps for me to take away and then use the next time I do this.

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  • Wendy Gorton Community manager
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    Kristopher Sandberg I love informational reports! Tell me - how did you set that up?

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  • Wendy Gorton Community manager
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    Bac Nguyen awesome, tell me how you made the glass house? Great work!

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  • Kristopher Sandberg Community moderator
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    Wendy Gorton For the informational report I had my students describe the anatomy of the bee and the different types of bees we can find in North America.  Next I had them look at what bees do "pollination".  They had to write about how bees can pollinate flowers and the different types of pollinating bees do.  Finally I had them write about why bees are endangered and what we can do to help in their survival.  Great activity to start the school year! 

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