Here's how this week's lessons can help you address DCIs.
If you want to expose students to specific Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCIs), pick and choose areas of greatest student need and frame classroom conversations accordingly. Click on any of the colored NGSS codes below to go to the NGSS website for a deeper look at each standard. This week's lessons can help you address the following topics.
Day 9: Build a Better Hide This lesson is another big K-2 engineering challenge! If you need to investigate how animals adapt their environments or the effects of shade with your kindergarten students, this lesson will help. As with most engineering challenges, this is also a great opportunities to investigate properties of matter with second grade scientists.
Day 10: Seed Dispersal This game based lesson is a great way to explore connections in ecosystems and set the stage for some deeper work in these areas in upcoming missions. It can also help you explore the following life science topics with your second graders! In order to really get at 2-LS2-1, however, you'll need to work with the service learning part of the lesson. Why not join in the #PlantED global project and grow a tree?
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