Second Grade NGSS 2-LS2 Ecosystems and 2-LS4 Biological Evolution



These 2nd-grade lesson plans include everything you need to teach the 2nd-grade NGSS 2-LS2 Ecosystems and Interactions Energy and Dynamics and 2-LS4 Biological Evolution Unity and Diversity.

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Lessons in this unit:

✅Please note: You will need access to YouTube as there are many suggestions for videos in these lessons.

Lesson 1 – What are the Needs of All Living Things?

Lesson 2 – Do Plants Need to Have Water and Sunlight to Grow?

Lesson 3 – What is a Habitat?

Lesson 4 – Observing Plants and Animals in Different Habitats to Compare Their


Lesson 5 – What is Seed Dispersal and How are Seeds Dispersed?

Lesson 6 – What is Pollination and What Animals Help with Pollination?

Lesson 7 – STEM Challenge: Create a Model the Mimics the Function of an Animal

Dispersing Seeds or Pollinating Plants

Included within this resource are:

– the standards

– suggested YouTube Videos and Books

– Biologist Poster

– KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

– student worksheets for collecting data and recording observations

– Living Things Poster

– Plant reinforcement readings and worksheets

– Habitat Posters with real pictures

– “My Habitats” Booklet

– “Mini Habitats” Posters (tree, rotting log, stream, and pond)

– Task cards for reading about 4 different plants and 4 different animals in each of

6 different habitats

– Habitat compare/contrast activity

– Plant Life Cycle sheet

– Seed Experiment

– Seed Dispersal Experiment

– Seed picture cards

– Meet Some Plant Pollinators reading passages and questions

– Engineering and design process posters

– Instructions for a STEM Challenge

– 15 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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