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 interactive tool assists identification of bird species. After students provide answers to four questions, the tool will sort through an online database and narrow the search to just a few species.
This technology-based lesson will teach students the basic characteristics of different types of butterflies. Students will use approved Internet sites to locate illustrations and facts about various species of butterflies. Students will work together and with teacher assistance to create a slideshow presentation that combines all of the species of butterflies the students locate. A rubric is provided for assessment of student work.
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.
This resource supports the English language development of English language learners. This resource contains an article about ants, explains the life cycle of an ant with pictures, the colony life cycle, and has a coloring page of the life cycle (p.28), among others.
In this lesson students watch a video about garden spiders. Students will then read a chart that reflects the information in the segment and answer a series of questions using the information from the chart. A rubric to assess student learning is included.
In this virtual resource, students will explore a frog's unique life cycle and listen to sounds of several frogs that are native to NC. They will investigate and evaluate their schoolyard for frog habitat through mapping.
The wakelet site features videos demonstrating hands-on activities for students to complete at school in small, socially-distanced settings. Activities may also be adapted for at-home learning. Some activities incorporate an outdoor component, acknowledging the need to balance screen time with green time to support mental health. Tips for taking your students outside can be found here: https://education.eol.org/cnc_materials/TipsForTeachingOutside.pdf
Resources needed: 1:1 devices; access to print and digital materials, sites; posterboard, paper markers; iPad for Chatterpix; paper, pencils;
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.