It's here! An integrated, flexible Science Unit that let's you choose your own adventure! 57 pages packed with ideas for activites, varied assessment tools including a self-assessment, an animal report, and a unit test.
A number of different activities are suggested for each expectation, so that you are able to pick and choose which ones meet your needs as a teacher as well as your students’ needs. You may choose to do one activity for each subtopic for a shorter timeline, or extend students’ learning in a longer unit.
Inside this package, you'll find 6 files:
1. Unit Plan (open this first)
2. Student Pages
3. Vocabulary Cards
4. Baby Animal Matching Game
5. Animal Report
6. Unit Test
This unit covers all Overall and Specific Curricular Expectations for the Grade 2 Life Science Strand in the Ontario Curriculum. It links perfectly with descriptive writing, and other curricular links are listed, as well as links to the Common Core State Standards.
Page 3 Curriculum Links
Page 4 Unit Launch
Page 5 Characteristics of Animals
Page 6 Classifying Animals
Page 7 Animal Adaptations
Page 8 Care of Animals
Page 9 Animals Can Help and Harm Us
Page 10 Animal Life Cycles
Page 11 How to Research
Page 12 Writing a Report & Assessment
Page 13 Credits
Page 2 Unit Title Page
Page 3 What I Know/Want to Know
Page 4-5 Comparing Animals – Same and Different
Page 6 Mammals
Page 7 Reptiles
Page 8 Birds
Page 9 Insects
Page 10 Fish
Page 11 Amphibians
Page 12 Types of Animals
Page 13-14 The Life Cycle of a Frog
Page 15 Comparing Animals T-Chart
Page 16 Moving to a New Habitat
Page 17 What I Learned About Animals
Page 18-19 Self-Assessment Chart (two options)
This is one of my favourite units to teach in Grade 2 and I hope you enjoy it just as much!
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