This huge unit addresses all of the 2nd grade Life Science Standards for NGSS. This resource includes hands-on 5 E Lesson Plans, nonfiction science passages, response pages, interactive notebook flaps and folds, center activities with 56 sorting cards and task cards, a smoosh book, and more!
This resource addresses the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics and Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits.
NGSS Standards Addressed:
2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.
2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function
as needed to solve a given problem.
Science Topics Covered:
What Plants Need to Grow
Diversity of Plants and Animals in Different Habitats
Life Cycle of a SunFlower
STEM Engineering and Design
The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering) Engaging in argument from evidence
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
This is a complete integrated unit. The following resource is included with this unit:
Concept Sort Centers for Plants
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