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Plants Need Sunlight and Water to Grow

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This second-grade plant unit will cover life science for NGSS. Students will learn that plants need sunlight and water to grow and they will learn about seed dispersal. This huge unit addresses ALL of the 2nd grade Life Science Standards for NGSS.

This resource includes:

  • hands-on Lesson Plans
  • four pages of informational text
  • response pages
  • interactive notebook flaps and folds
  • center activities with 56 sorting cards and task cards
  • a smoosh book

 

Students will learn about seed dispersal, they will also conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight. They will compare how different plants disperse seeds in different ways.

 

This resource addresses the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas: Ecosystem: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics and Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits.

 

NGSS Standards Addressed:

2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

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

 

K-2-ETS1-2. Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function

as needed to solve a given problem.

 

This resource also addresses Utah SEEd standards for second grade

Standard 2.2.2 Plan and carry out an investigation of the structure and function of plant and animal parts to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Examples could include how different plants and animals have different structures to survive in their habitats, such as the spines of a cactus in the desert or the seasonal changes in the fur coat of a wolf.

Standard 2.2.3 Develop and use a model mimicking the function of an animal dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

Topics:

  • What Plants Need to Grow
  • Diversity of Plants and Animals in Different Habitats
  • Seed Dispersal
  • Life Cycle of a SunFlower
  • Making Predictions
  • Recording Data
  • Writing Conclusions

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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
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!

 
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Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

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
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
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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
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
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