Students in a second grade classroom should be learning about basic needs of all living things. Gradually the students will go from learning about the basic needs of living things to learning about how these living things grow a.k.a a process called a life cycle. Each unit is inquiry based and will help the students better understand the process of life. To help the students I also chose to include many activities and diagrams. I want my students to walk away from this unit and remember everything we learned about life cycles and basic needs. I hope this unit will be fun as well as helpful and meaningful.