2-LS2-2: Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants. (e.g. hair that snares seeds, squirrel cheek pouches that transport seeds, bees have fuzzy bodies that pollen sticks to, hummingbirds have bills that transport pollen)
K-2-ETS1-2: Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.
2.RI.4: Determine the meaning of words/phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
2.RI.5: Know and use text features (e.g. captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
2.RI.7: Explain how specific images (e.g. a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
2.RI.9: Compare/Contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
2.RI.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
• Speaking and Listening:
2.SL.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics/texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
• I can statement(s)
• Possible question(s)
• Teacher Vocabulary cards (aligned to NGSS standards)
• Suggestion teacher reads/trade books (fiction and non-fiction)
• Generic lesson plan flowchart based upon NGSS and the 5 Es
• Editable Science Talk flip book cards
• Editable Science Detective graphic organizer