This seventeen~page science unit analyzes how people grow and change. It is loosely based on evolution and genetics, which is in the second grade common core science curriculum. Students will analyze the life cycle of humans, major body parts and functions, and how to stay healthy. This unit would also be a great way to start the year by having students learn more about themselves and their new classmates.
Vocabulary Words and Graphic Organizer
How People Grow and Change Lesson (Along with learning about how their bodies and minds grow and change, students also examine how their teeth grow and change. They have to identify ways to take care of and things to avoid when caring for their teeth. There is a literature extension craft/activity included with the book What do the Fairies Do With All Those Teeth? By Michel Luppens.)
Your Bones and Muscles Lesson (Video, song, and game link are included. Students complete a skeleton craft.)
Heart and Lungs Lesson (Flow Map Activity)
Your Digestion System Lesson (After reading about digestion, students learn about the food pyramid and draw a healthy meal. They then analyze food pictures to see if they are healthy or unhealthy choices.)
My Care Journal (Students keep a food and brushing teeth journal for one week. Then they answer questions to analyze their results.)
Created for second grade, but also entirely appropriate for first and third grade. Enjoy, and thanks bunches! :)