Students will construct an animal catching machine using found materials. You may want to reread the book in order to help students get ideas!
This unit was created by the Rethink Education Content Development Team. This course is aligned to the NC Standards for 2nd Grade Science in Evolution & Genetics.
This resource accompanies our Rethink 2nd Grade Science Unit #5. It includes ideas for use, ways to support exceptional children, ways to extend learning, digital resources and tools, tips for supporting English Language Learners and students with visual and hearing impairments. There are also ideas for offline learning.
This professional resource outlines the key concepts about this topic and provides tips for relating the concepts to young students. The resource addresses both plants and animals, as well as similarities in appearance and behavior.
Resources needed: 1:1 devices; access to print and digital materials, sites; posterboard, paper markers; iPad for Chatterpix; paper, pencils;
In this lesson, students understand that organisms have characteristics inherited from the parents by exploring and discussing body coverings and listening to a read aloud of the book, Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman. Student worksheets are included as well as links to video versions of the book. Formative assessments an instructional support suggestions are provided.
This lesson helps students recognize that there is variation between animals including animals of the same type, and that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offpsring vary and are not identical to their parents.
Students will use Wisconsin Fast-Plants to explore how members of plant families and populations vary, and what significance this has for the population.
Students will observe physical and behavioral traits of a "mystery organism" to discover that all offspring do not resemble their parents. Students will observe the organism and draw, label, and write about its habitat. Supplemental resources for this lesson can be found as separate entries in the collection. They are identified as "What Will I Be When I Grow Up?: Name of Resource."