Plant and Animal Needs & Life Cycles Second Grade Science Unit NGSS

Linda Kamp
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Grade Levels
2nd, Homeschool
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Description

This second grade science resource a complete plant and animal needs and life cycles unit that addresses NGSS Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems for 2nd grade science.

The resource includes high engagement, hands-on science lessons that are thoughtfully designed and scripted to make planning and teaching an in-depth science unit easy, effective, and fun.

Topics include:

· Plant and animal interdependence

· Plant needs and their lifecycles

· Animal needs and their life cycles

· Seed dispersal

· Pollination

· Pollinators

· Parts of a seed

· Parts of a plant and flower

Students are engaged through 6 high-interest lessons in a vividly detailed teaching Power Point, science journal and center activities, partner discussion questions, and hands-on lab investigations for each lesson.


CLICK HERE for a digital, narrated Google Slides version of the teaching slides and student activities only. *NOTE: The labs and printable materials are not included in the digital version. CLICK HERE for the print + digital BUNDLE.

Aligned to both NGSS and CCSS this flexible 17-day unit includes detailed, scripted lesson plans, teacher’s notes, and procedures with pictures for each lesson and lab. A multitude of high quality science focus wall resources, posters, lesson objective cards and more support each lesson.

Unit Components

- Teacher Guide with Unit Overview and Pacing Guide

-6 Detailed, step-by-step, scripted lessons

-6-Lesson Teaching Power Point with extension activity slides after each lesson.

-8 Hands-on lab investigations/ STEM activities

-Guiding Questions, Learning Target posters, Lesson objective cards

-Full page vocabulary posters

-Full page life cycle posters

-Student science journal with follow-up practice pages for each lesson

-Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in the blank)

-Final Assessment with optional pages for differentiation

-Answer keys for all resources

-Unit materials list

-Related read aloud book list

-Video links to support each lesson

-Bulletin board set

Lesson Topics

Lesson 1: Plant Life Cycle

Lesson 2: Plant Needs

Lesson 3: Animal Life Cycles

Lesson 4: Animal Needs

Lesson 5: Interdependence: Plants Rely on Animals

Lesson 6: Interdependence: Animals Rely on Plants

Lab Experiments/ Investigations

Students explore the interdependence of plants and animals, plan and carry out simulations, build models, and conduct investigations in 8 high interest labs to answer these scientific questions:

· What’s Inside a Seed?

· Can Plants Grow Without Sunlight?

· How Does Water Move Through a Plant?

· What Care Do Animals Need?

· How Do Animals Move Seeds?

· Pollination Simulation: How Do Animals Help Plants Reproduce?

· Breathing Leaves: How Do Leaves Produce Oxygen?

Included Science Centers

Reinforce science content as students practice these math & literacy skills:

Cause & Effect

Organizing Data

Sorting and Classifying

Applying Vocabulary

Math word problems using science content

Please see the preview for more details and pictures of everything included.

Note: This is a very large unit that downloads as a zipped (ZIP) folder with 5 separate files inside. You will need to “unzip” the folder to access and open the files correctly. CLICK HERE for directions to open a ZIP file.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Additional 2nd Grade Science Units:

Scientists & Scientific Processes: An Introduction to Science

Properties of Matter

Landforms & Earth Changes

Habitats & Ecosystems

Engineering Design

Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

Landforms Writing Project

Click here for digital science units with audio narrated lessons ideal for distance learning.

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THIRD GRADE TEACHERS

Click here for all 3rd grade science units.

Total Pages
232 pgs. + 100 slide PowerPoint
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
NGSSK-2-ETS1-2
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

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