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Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

 
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Why Do We Need Bees?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Bees and pollination are a vital part of life! What would happen if there were no bees? Let's find out and then make a bee food chain.

 
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for VANILLA Ice Cream!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pollination can be tricky for some plants, like the vanilla plant. We can use the engineering process to help us design our very own plant pollinator!

 
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Pollination Power!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Pollination is very powerful! It is paramount in order for plants to make seeds. But what exactly is it? Let's research with a team to find out about this vital part of life.

 
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Creating Animals that Disperse Seeds

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Animals can disperse seeds to make new plants.

 
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Pollinating!! The Bees Have It!!!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3 - Apples, Pumpkins and Bread!! OH! My!!
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Plants and animals are very dependent upon one another for survival in the environment. This lesson will offer students a strong visual in seeing how this works.

 
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Building and Testing Our Vanilla Plant Pollinator

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Our student engineers build their own plant pollinator design. Then they test it to determine its effectiveness. Life can be pretty sweet!

 
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Seeds on the Move

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bye mama! Students view videos to learn about seed dispersal and make sketches to articulate seed attributes that make it possible for specific dispersal systems.

 
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Two Scoops Are Better Than One!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Two scoops are better than one! We can work in teams to accomplish a task. First let's choose our best plan for our hand pollinators and then create a diagram of our new design.

 
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BEEing a Bee!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A bee is instrumental in pollination! The children will create a simple model of a bee and then mimic its function in plant pollination.

 
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A Milkweed Community

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A milkweed plant supports a variety plants and animals. It's like it own little community. How do they depend on each other? Let's find out!

 
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a milkweed community
   

Sorting Seeds

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work with partners to explore the world of seeds, articulating similarities and differences.

 
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student viewing
   

Improving Our Vanilla Plant Pollinators

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Engineers learn from their mistakes to make improvements on their designs to make them even better!

 
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What's the Buzz about BEEing a Scientist?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A scientist is as busy as a bee! They make hypotheses, observe and chart. Then they check to see if their predictions were correct. We can do it, too!

 
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Seeds on the Move - Interactions and Energy

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Seeds
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

And the players are: Seeds and Animals. Students consider the cause and effect of seed dispersal or lack of seed dispersal for plants and animals.

 
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Butterfly Bush Visitors

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Like the milkweed plant, the butterfly bush supports a variety of life. Let's conduct research with a partner using approved websites to find out more!

 
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