Second Grade PLTW

Hughes, Steven - Technology / Overview
Module 1: Materials Science: Properties of Matter

Students investigate and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties, including color and texture. They learn about states of matter and properties of materials including insulators and conductors. In the design problem, Angelina, Mylo, and Suzi, are challenged to keep ice pops cold during a soccer game – without a cooler. Students apply their knowledge and skills to determine the best material to solve this design problem and then evaluate how their designs might be improved.© 2016 Project Lead The Way, Inc.

Burnside students exploring properties of matter:
properties of matter

Module 2: Materials Science: Form and Function

Students research the variety of ways animals disperse seeds and pollinate plants. They expand their understanding of properties of matter as they consider the form and function involved in seed dispersal and pollination. Students are introduced to the design problem when Angelina, Mylo, and Suzi are tasked with starting a wildflower garden on an expansive plot outside of their school. To solve the design problem, students apply their knowledge and skills to design, build, test, and reflect on a device that mimics a way in which animals disperse seeds or pollinate plants. © 2016 Project Lead The Way, Inc.


Burnside students exploring the form and function of seeds:
form and function


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