When you’ve finished reading the book, divide the class into four teams—A, B, C, and D. Let the students know that each group will brainstorm to come up with the design for a new machine or gadget that can disperse seeds like the dog on page 24 (Team A), the bird on page 26 (Team B), the ant on page 28 (Team C), or squirrel on page 29 (Team D) in A Seed is the Start. The invention should disperse seeds more efficiently than the animal it’s mimicking.
After the brainstorming sessions, each student should create a drawing of the group’s gadget. Allow time for the teams to share their ideas and drawings with the rest of the class.
2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Activity for grade 3 coming next week.