Grade 2: Portland Public Schools: Seeds, Scat, Habitat

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This unit is part of a long-term collaboration between the science and ESL departments of Portland Public Schools, in Oregon. The current version was written, revised and edited by Jennifer Mayo, Jen Scherzinger, Geoff Stonecipher, and Kate Yocum, in consultation with NGSS writer Rita Januszyk. Other essential contributors, including classroom and ESL teachers, are listed in the unit overview document.

Rating: Quality Work in Progress 

Science Discipline: Life Science, Engineering

Length: Unit

Year Reviewed: 2022

The Grade 2 Seed, Scat, Habitat life science unit starts off with students observing a picture of scat containing seeds. Students create a model that is continuously revised throughout the unit to explain multiple relationships between plants and animals. Students observe plants growing, learn about pollination and seed dispersal, and apply their learning to engineer a hand pollinator. The unit lessons intentionally include many structured language activities to engage and increase accessibility for all students, including Emerging Multilingual students. 

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The following link will direct you to the unit overview page: Seeds, Scat, Habitat

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