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Start with Seeds! 1. Question
Next Start with Seeds! 1 2 3 4 5 6 1. Question Seeds are the beginning! Look at the diagram to review the parts of a seed. Click on the picture for a video about seeds from SchoolMedia Interactive Image Source: by permission from Primary Games How do plants depend on animals to disperse their seeds?
Next 2. Information Sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 When plants spread their seeds it’s called Seed Dispersal. How do seeds travel? Seeds are spread in many ways. Some are carried on the wind or by water. Sometimes a seed reaches the ground when fruit falls off the tree and breaks open. Other times, birds or other animals eat the fruit, and the seed passes through the animal's body and ends up on the ground. (from World Book Kids Online) Click here to read more about seed dispersal. Click for a video about seed dispersal Image Source: Discovery Education, World Book Online, Microsoft Office
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Next 3. Student Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 Print this table. Fill in the table with the information you gathered from the resources in Slide 2. Take this online quiz to see what you remember! Image Source: by subscription Clipart.com
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Next 4. Assessment Activity 1 2 3 4 5 6 Think about our question: How do plants depend on animals to disperse their seeds? Squirrels and birds are two animals that disperse seeds. What would happen if the squirrels or birds were gone? How would that affect the plants? Choose one of these assessment activities: Print out this Word Document and complete Use Voice Thread to record your answer. Image Source: by subscription ClipArt.com
5. Enrichment Activities
Next 5. Enrichment Activities 1 2 3 4 5 6 Be a seed detective! Collect some different seeds from different areas-your own backyard, a forest, by the water. Test to find the dispersal method. Seeds are all around you! Try this experiment to discover what kinds of seeds are around your neighborhood. Sock Seeds Image Source: PBS Learning Media Used by permission : mgbnet.net/bioplants
6. Teacher Support Materials
1 2 3 4 5 6 Grade 2 Science BCPS Curriculum / Maryland State Curriculum/ Next Generation Science Standards 2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.* 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Common Core State Standards Reading: 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. Writing: 7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Standards for the 21st Century Learner Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g. textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations. ISTE NETS - National Educational Technology Standards for Students 3. Research and Information Fluency: Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. 4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. Time Frame: 1-2 days Differentiation strategies for this lesson: Direct students to use learning tools included in our BCPS-licensed databases, such as: audio read-aloud, labeled reading levels/Lexiles, and embedded dictionaries. Offer choices of resources based on reading ability Offer choices of final product using technology or traditional Jigsaw activities Learning Styles addressed in this lesson: Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic, Field Independent Notes to the teacher: Collaborate with your school library media specialist to implement this lesson. You will need to set up student accounts to use Voice Thread. An option to Voice Thread is to have students record on an Ipod or other recording device. Last updated: July, Created by Linda Brown, Library Media Specialist BCPS Slam Dunk Research Model, Copyright 2013, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD, all rights reserved. The models may be used for educational, non-profit school use only. All other uses, transmissions, and duplications are prohibited unless permission is granted expressly. This lesson is based on Jamie McKenzie’s Slam Dunk Lesson module.
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