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Diversity of Life in Different Habitats

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Students will learn about the diversity of life in different habitats! This engaging unit is designed to teach the NGSS standards for 2nd grade on Biodiversity. Students will sort animals by habitat and class while learning about the distribution of organisms across Earth.

 

This unit includes:

  • a slideshow on biodiversity and classes of animals
  • nonfiction articles
  • layered book
  • data recording pages
  • response pages
  • 64 animal cards
  • two task cards
  • answer keys
  • Unit starts and ends with phenomena

 

Designed to go with the Disciplinary Core: Idea 2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity.

NGSS 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

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Utah SEEd Standard 2.2.1 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about patterns of living things (plants and animals, including humans) in different habitats. Emphasize the diversity of living things in land and water habitats. Examples of patterns in habitats could include descriptions of temperature or precipitation and the types of plants and animals found on land habitats.

 

In this complete unit, students will see a slideshow on biodiversity and classes of animals. They will read nonfiction articles provided. They will record data, create a layered book, answer response pages and they will sort animals by habitat and class: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, and insects.

 

Students will learn about the classification of animals and about the distribution of organisms across our planet. They will learn that some places on Earth have higher biodiversity than others. They will also learn that animals have adaptations that help them survive in their habitat. They will learn that there is a wide variety of animals and plants leaving in each habitat and that animals are adapted to survive in their habitat.

 

Students will enjoy these engaging activities while learning about the diversity of life in different habitats.

My resources, including the slide show, are secure and cannot be edited. This is for copyright reasons.

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My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
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Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
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Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
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Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
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Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
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Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
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