Agricultural engineers are very important in our everyday lives. They are biology experts and focus much of their work on living systems concerning plants and animals. Our focus in first grade will be on pollination, learning about relationships between insects and plants both in helpful and harmful ways.
As agricultural engineers, it is important that first graders make detailed observations of both flowers and insects. In order to see exactly how pollination works, we're spending time observing all the different shapes and sizes of both flowers and insects. Some of the flowers we are observing are real, and others are artificial. For right now, we only have artificial insects to make observations with. Since artificial insects stay still, we'll focus our attention here first, and then move on to LIVE insects!