I made this little book to expose my students to concepts from the Living Environment section of the New York State Elementary Science Core Curriculum K-4 document. Some of these concepts were ones that I thought 2nd graders might have some difficulty understanding.
Each page has the text at the top, space for students to draw a picture, and the page number at the bottom. This packet is intended to be copied, double stapled, and cut in half. Here is the text from all 7 pages:
Plants need air, water, light, and food to survive. Animals need air, water, and food to survive.
Plants and animals pass on some traits to their offspring. Plants and animals look like their parents and other members of their species.
Some animals have different structures that enable them to sense their surroundings.
eyes ears nose tongue skin
Some animals have different structures that enable them to seek shelter and escape predators.
wings legs fins
Some animals have different structures that enable them to protect themselves and obtain food.
claws fur feathers scales color
Plants and animals have to adapt to their environment in order to survive.
Environmental conditions affect animals’ appearance and behavior.
fat storage in winter shedding hibernating migrating
The clipart and border are from www.Scrappindoodles.com. The font is from www.bythebutterfly.com.