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Second Grade NGSS 2-LS2 Ecosystems and 2-LS4 Biological Evolution

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This resource is TpT digital-ready! These 2nd grade lesson plans include everything you need to teach the 2nd grade NGSS 2-LS2 Ecosystems and Interactions Energy and Dynamics and 2-LS4 Biological Evolution Unity and Diversity.

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Lessons in this unit:

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Lesson 1 - What are the Needs of All Living Things?

Lesson 2 - Do Plants Need to Have Water and Sunlight to Grow?

Lesson 3 - What is a Habitat?

Lesson 4 - Observing Plants and Animals in Different Habitats to Compare Their


Lesson 5 - What is Seed Dispersal and How are Seeds Dispersed?

Lesson 6 - What is Pollination and What Animals Help with Pollination?

Lesson 7 - STEM Challenge: Create a Model the Mimics the Function of an Animal

Dispersing Seeds or Pollinating Plants

Included within this resource are:

- the standards

- suggested YouTube Videos and Books

- Biologist Poster

- KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

- student worksheets for collecting data and recording observations

- Living Things Poster

- Plant reinforcement readings and worksheets

- Habitat Posters with real pictures

- "My Habitats" Booklet

- "Mini Habitats" Posters (tree, rotting log, stream, and pond)

- Task cards for reading about 4 different plants and 4 different animals in each of

6 different habitats

- Habitat compare/contrast activity

- Plant Life Cycle sheet

- Seed Experiment

- Seed Dispersal Experiment

- Seed picture cards

- Meet Some Plant Pollinators reading passages and questions

- Engineering and design process posters

- Instructions for a STEM Challenge

- 15 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow. Assessment is limited to testing one variable at a time.
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.


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