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Building Beaver Dams

by Annie Brandt

Pages 2 and 3 of 16

NGSS: 2-PS1-2,
K-2-ETS1-1,
K-2-ETS1-2,
K-2-ETS1-3, &
CCSS.SL.2.1.B
Building Beaver Dams
Ms. Brandt & Ms. Stavropoulos
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I Can...
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I can create a blueprint with labels describing how the dam will look.
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I can evaluate and describe how trial and error worked when making my dam.
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Phenomenon
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Share with your partner....

- What was the beaver doing?
- How was the beaver getting his materials?
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Scientist Spotlight
Pan Jiazheng
- Head architectural engineer (has ideas on how new buildings will look) of the Three Gorges Dam in China

- Chinese hydraulic engineer (how to pump water)

- He is an ecosystem engineer just like a beaver!
Scientist Spotlight
Pan Jiazheng
Check out the dam Pan Jiazhena designed!
Other famous dams around the world!
Vocabulary
Dam:
Barrier:
something designed to hold back water and raise its level
something that stops something from passing through (like water in dam)
Vocabulary
Properties:
the traits or things you use to describe something. (shape, color)
Activity Directions
Let's be like Beavers & Engineers!
1. Sit with your beaver group!
2. Choose 2 materials
clay (or mud)
tree branches
3. Draw & label a blue print of your beaver dam
rocks
wooden sticks
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