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Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

 
69 Lesson(s)
   

Charting the Wetland Habitat

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will begin to see that some plants and animals can be found in more than 1 habitat.

 
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Charting The Rainforest and Comparing It To Other Habitats

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students develop an understanding of diversity by comparing a variety of the earth's habitats.

 
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Classifying Animals

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Scientists group animals by their characteristics.

 
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Habitat Diorama Planning

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A model can represent plants and animals in a habitat.

Standards:
 
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What do birds need in order to survive?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Animals
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Birds need four basic elements to survive: water, cover (shelter), food, and space.

 
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Graphing Our Data

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We can create graphs to represent habitats.

 
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What Is A Habitat

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Where Does It Live?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Before discussing some of the world's habitats, it is important to understand what the term entails.

 
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The Wonders of the Rain Forest

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The rain forest has a plethora of life that is unlike any other habitat!

 
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Rain Forest Gems of Biodiversity

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Gems of Biodiversity" is a great visual tool to help children grasp the idea of biodiversity in the rain forest. It can also be used to help the children understand relationships and as a springboard for an exercise in reasoning.

 
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Life Cycle of a Butterfly - Caring for our Caterpillars

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2 - The World of Little Critters - Insects
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2 - The World of Little Critters - Insects
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

All organisms on the Earth, grow and change. Understanding the importance of this cycle is monumental in understanding the cycle of life.

 
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Land Habitats

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Habitat
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Habitat
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What are different land habitats?

Standards:
 
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land habitat
   

A Milkweed Community

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Pollination and Seed Dispersal
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A milkweed plant supports a variety plants and animals. It's like it own little community. How do they depend on each other? Let's find out!

 
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Habitat Hunt

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Collecting data is an important part of a science investigation.

Standards:
 
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Desert Gems of Biodiversity

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

"Gems of Biodiversity" is a great visual tool to help children grasp the idea of biodiversity of the desert. It can also be used to help the children understand relationships and as a springboard for an exercise in reasoning.

 
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Biodiversity of the Coral Reef

2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
2nd Grade Science » Unit: The Wonderful Biodiversity of Life
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A coral reef is a community of unique and unusual organisms. Let's dive in to find out more!

 
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