This unit is designed with the Grade 2 Manitoba Science curriculum in mind, but the lessons and activities are suitable to be used with any curriculum about animals and life cycles. This unit is for Cluster 1: Growth and Changes in Animals.
Each unit contains a lesson idea and interactive journal page for each unit outcome. There is also one science experiment and one design process project in each unit.
These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:
1. Unit title page
2. Write and illustrate important unit vocabulary
3. Compare constant and changing characteristics of humans
4. Graph heights of students to recognize how humans grow at different rates
5. Test how different drinks affect a plant's growth (science experiment)
6. Sort food into the four food groups
7. Plan a menu for a day based on Canada's Food Guide
8. Sort food that comes from plants or animals
9. Match adult animals to their offspring
10. Compare characteristics of a tadpole and frog
11. Compare the life span of various living things
12. Compare constant and changing characteristics of a chicken
13. Sort animals based on where they live, their skin covering, when they are awake, and/or what they eat
14. Describe how some animals take care of their offspring
15. Describe the life cycle of a frog, a butterfly, a chicken, a ladybug, a snake, and/or a horse
16. Compare life cycles of animals that have similar life cycles and different life cycles
17. Research an animal's life processes (eating, moving, sleeping, and breathing)
18. Design a poster about an endangered animal that describes the animal and ways we can protect it (design process)
Buy this unit separately or in a bundle with my other three units to save money: Second Grade Interactive Science Journal: BUNDLE
*Updated July 4/16* This unit comes bundled with two files now--the original PDF version and an editable PowerPoint version. If you teach Science in another language (German or French perhaps?) you can edit the text boxes on the student pages to meet your needs. The teacher information pages are not editable, but all the student pages are! You do need to have PowerPoint in order to edit the file.