This is the third of three modules second grade will complete this year. This module will take place every day during the students' science time from April 13-May 1.
However, the students will be integrating their science with technology, engineering, math, and language arts. They will also be using the Innovator Skills of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving throughout this module.
Students are introduced to the design problem through the three fictional characters who are planting a wildflower garden at their school. The students are faced with the problem of how plants are already growing in the cleared area and how they will quickly and efficiently disperse wildflower seeds once the area is cleared again. As students prepare for the design problem, they learn about pollination, seed dispersal by animals, and seed germination. Students will also learn how nature has inspired product design, including the invention of VELCRO® brand fasteners.