How do plants survive and spread their seeds far and wide? This unit focuses on the structures of plants, seeds, and the many different seed dispersal methods. In addition to a two-and-a-half-hour field study at a local natural area, we provide three 75-minute hands-on lessons supporting the Genius Plants curriculum. This unit is backwards designed from Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards for second grade and includes pre- and post-student assessments.
LESSON 1: PARTS AND THEIR PURPOSE
During this 75-minute lesson, students will explore the plants in their schoolyard, observing the different parts of each plant and their purpose.
LESSON 2: TRAVELING SEEDS
During this 75-minute lesson, students will learn about the different seed dispersal methods through observing real seeds and their structures.
LESSON 3: FIELD STUDY
During this 2 1/2 hour field study, students will explore a local natural area with a focus on the native plants, seed structures, and the many different seed dispersal methods. Students will learn to make observations with a hand lens, make a scientific drawing, and collect different seeds.
LESSON 4: BOTANY AND ENGINEERING
During this 75-minute lesson, students will use their understanding of seeds and their structures to build a seed that can be dispersed by attaching to animals’ fur.
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