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- This second grade science bundle includes both print and digital versions of Plants and Animal Needs & Life Cycles NGSS. It includes literally everything you need to teach, practice, experiment, and assess 17 days of NGSS aligned lessons on plant and animal interdependence, the plant life cycle,$24.00$30.00Save $6.00
This second grade science resource a complete plants and animals 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.
· Plant and animal interdependence
· Plant needs and their lifecycles
· Animal needs and their life cycles
· Seed dispersal
· 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.
DISTANCE LEARNING: I have added directions for adapting and digitizing the student pages and Power Point lessons for distance learning and Google Classroom. All student activities and the teaching Power Point are also available separately in a ready to use digital version.
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.
- 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 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
Sorting and Classifying
Math word problems using science content
Please see the preview for details and pictures of all resources included in this unit.
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.
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