Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ Grade 2

 

Engineering Unit: Designing Hand Pollinators

Insects pollinate many kinds of plants. What if the right insects aren’t around to do the work? As an agricultural engineer, what would you do to solve this problem? The storybook Mariana Becomes a Butterfly shows how a girl in the Dominican Republic solves a pollination problem in her own garden. Learning along with Mariana, students become agricultural engineers as they solve a real-world challenge. They apply their knowledge of insects, insect life cycles, pollination, and natural systems as they test a variety of materials. Students then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve their own technologies for pollinating plants by hand.

 

Computer Science Unit: Creating Animations

Agricultural engineering work often involves understanding the intricate relationships between living systems and technologies. In the story Mariana Shares a Bee Idea, Mariana experiences the challenge of telling a friend about a pollination system. Students use the ScratchJr app to practice sharing ideas through computer animations. They then follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process to imagine, plan, create, and improve an animation to communicate about animals and their habitats. Students extend their computational thinking skills to mathematical concepts as they practice determining place value.

 

Professional Development


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Core Program Unit Components

We recommend one Educator Guide per teacher, one Storybook per student (engineering units), and one Materials Kit per 30 learners. Together, these components create a high-quality, hands-on STEM learning experience. 

Educator Guide Print + Digital

Storybook

 

Materials Kit

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Grouped product items
Product Name Qty
Integrated Essentials: Designing Hand Pollinators/Creating Animations Print + Di
$129.00
Engineering Essentials: Designing Hand Pollinators Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Computer Science Essentials: Creating Animations Guide Print + Digital
$69.00
Essentials Hand Pollinators Materials Kit
$199.00
Essentials Designing Hand Pollinators Refill Kit
$79.00

Program Components

 

Print + Digital:

  • Printed copy of the Educator Guide containing instructions to facilitate the unit
  • One (1) copy of the printed accompanying Storybook (Engineering units)
  • Digital access to the Educator Guide via yes.mos.org/curricula

Additional Program Components

  • Storybook
    • Available in print and digital for individual purchase to accommodate any class size (for engineering units)
  • Materials Kit
    • Includes materials to support 30 learners
  • Refill Kit
    • Replenishes the consumable items from the Materials Kit 

 

Engineering Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Classroom Resources, English and Spanish 1

 

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish 1

 

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Alternative Lesson Progressions

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

Computer Science Essentials Resources for Diverse Learners 

As a set of high-impact resources, the Resources for Diverse Learners are designed to help remove distractions and decrease literacy demands so that all students can succeed in engineering and problem solving. They contain built-in vocabulary support, suggestions for objects to create context and background, multiple points of entry for different learning styles, and multiple ways for learners to express understanding meet the needs of today’s diverse classroom.

Resource for Diverse Learners

Included in Educator Guide Book

Included in Classroom Resources Book

Included in Resource Package

Included in Digital Unit

English Learner Strategies

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Differentiated Instruction Notes at point of use

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Teacher Discussion Support

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Student Discussion Support, English and Spanish1

 

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Flip book Storybook, English and Spanish1

 

 

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Computer Science Storybook Epilogue, English and Spanish1

 

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Character Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Visual Vocabulary Cards, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Materials Sheet, English and Spanish 1

 

 

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Illustrated Engineering Design Process Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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Illustrated What is a Computer? Poster, English and Spanish 

 

 

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1 Spanish version available in the Digital Unit only.

 

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