Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Guess What We Made In Environmental Science

We are studying biodiversity in Environmental Science class.
I wanted an easy, cheap (this is public education), and very user friendly project that would meet the following criteria:

  1. Cheap ... cheap enough that each kid could have a product and I could still buy groceries.
  2. Must be completable in one 48 minute class period, this includes intro,safety, build it, clean up.
  3. Must be a project that increases, or at least supports biodiversity locally.
Since I had an abundance of clumping bamboo at home, this project idea seemed like just the thing

... and it was ... just the thing that is.

They loved it and most of them have told me how and where they put these at their homes.

So, the question is ... what in the world are these?

I posted about making these for my own home a few years ago.
Later, I did a follow-up.


tai haku said...

solitary bee/bug houses?

threecollie said...

Bee houses!I remember

Pablo said...

or was it bee nesting chambers for eggs?

Floridacracker said...

All 3 of you get an A+ on this assignment!

Suzanne said...

You mean it's not a pan flute?!!

I'd love to see some more info about the use of the bee house.

As always, I'm fascinated by your adventures. You are the only thing in the world that makes me wish I could go to high school again so that I could have you for a teacher.

MinorcanMeteorologist said...

Ah, they beat me to it!

Marilyn Kircus said...

I was sure it was lucky bamboo that would grow in their houses. Bee houses are a VERY good thing.

And for those of us who no longer remember and who never read the first blog, a link would be wonderful.

robin andrea said...

I thought it was a bamboo flute, but I knew it couldn't be. Love the bee houses!

Thunder said...

Dang I was way off! I thought they were grafting apple branches to the bamboo! ;-)

Robert Sobczak said...

Is this the same musical instrument that Zamphir used (and sold more records than the Beatles and Elvis combined)?