This compressed file contains both PowerPoint and SmartBoard presentations that teach the basic concepts of ecosystems that are appropriate for second grade students. The preview will show you much more about what the files contain. Included are worksheets for teaching and assessing learning. There are suggestions for possible activities you can do with your students. There are 30 second videos on each ecosystem. Also included are 3 possible booklets that student could illustrate on ecosystems and gardening. The answer key is included for the pages where that would be helpful.
(Although these files are specifically designed for the second grade NGSS standards, other teachers may be able to use many of these files, especially in a review of their students’ existing knowledge of the concept.)
Next Generation Science Standards Ecosystems
• 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