I Wonder - Season 1 Ep 7 - Stampylonghead (Stampy Cat) & Wizard Keen - WONDER QUEST

Contributor
Wonder Quest
Type Category
Instructional Materials
Types
Animation/Movie
Note
This resource, vetted by NSTA curators, is provided to teachers along with suggested modifications to make it more in line with the vision of the NGSS. While not considered to be “fully aligned,” the resources and expert recommendations provide teachers with concrete examples and expert guidance using the EQuIP rubric to adapted existing resources. Read more here.

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Description

“I Wonder” is a series of animated videos featuring Stampy and Keen.  In the series, Stampy and Keen investigate how the world works. On this particular episode of “I Wonder”, Stampy and Keen learn all the ways to spread seeds.

Intended Audience

Educator
Educational Level
  • Grade 2
  • Elementary School
Language
English
Access Restrictions

Free access - The right to view and/or download material without financial, registration, or excessive advertising barriers.

Performance Expectations

2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this performance expectation, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Performance Expectation
This resource provides an animated view of how seeds are dispersed. Educators can discuss the processes presented in the video that animals help disperse seeds.

Science and Engineering Practices

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this science and engineering practice, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
Educators will need to engage in discussion about how to model the processes in which seeds are dispersed and how animals help disperse seeds.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

This resource is explicitly designed to build towards this disciplinary core idea.

Comments about Including the Disciplinary Core Idea
The animated video shows how animals disperse seeds. The video also discusses other ways of seed disbursement, such as self-planting, forces of nature, and explosion of seeds.

Crosscutting Concepts

This resource appears to be designed to build towards this crosscutting concept, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.

Comments about Including the Crosscutting Concept
Educators will need to provide further discussions with students about why the burrs stick to the animal fur, planting of seeds, and animal droppings. Educators may seek to locate some of these seeds in the area, so students can handle, describe, and observe the objects.

Resource Quality

  • Alignment to the Dimensions of the NGSS: This resource provides additional background knowledge for students to understand how animals aid in the dispersal of seeds before models are developed to mimic seed dispersal which is the disciplinary core idea. Student discussions after watching the video should focus on the structure and function of the animal's body as related to seed dispersal. The practice of developing a model is not addressed, but the video's information provides students with more information about how animals disperse seeds and can be used when developing a model in the future.

  • Instructional Supports: - none -

  • Monitoring Student Progress: Although no monitoring of student progress is part of this resource, discussions after the video will allow teachers to monitor which students are understanding how animals move seeds.

  • Quality of Technological Interactivity: The instructor needs to encourage student discussions before and after the video for students to explain and provide evidence about how seeds are dispersed. Focus of the discussion should be on the Crosscutting Concept of structure and function and the Core Idea of plants depending on animals to move their seeds around. The video uses time elapse, so students can see how the seeds are moved, planted, and grown.