Life Science Lesson Plan Templates in Elementary (Grades K-2) Science

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Carbon Dioxide, Temperature, and Human Impact
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Standards aligned
This lesson on carbon dioxide, temperature, and human impact was developed by Hanna Nielsen at the Coastal Ecosystems Institute, and it centers on a...
Energy Flow Activity 4: Food Chains Rummy (Grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students synthesize their understanding of energy flow and trophic relationships through “Food Chains Rummy,” a modified version of the classic card...
Classification Activity 3: Plant Classification (Grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
Standards aligned
After learning about and observing the differences between flowering and nonflowering plants, students go outside and search for plants in schoolyard...
Classification Activity 2: Animal Classification (Grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students use EOL Species Cards to sort and make observations of animals, then use the RAFT writing strategy to create short presentations about the...
Energy Flow Activity 1: Predators and Prey (Grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students apply their understanding of physical characteristics and biological classification of different organisms through a game of classification...
Adaptations Activity 5: Create a Creature (Grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students apply their understanding of adaptations by designing their own organisms to survive in different habitats. Students will design and share...
Understanding Behavioral and Physical Adaptations
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
After learning about and exploring plant and animal adaptations, students research local organisms with interesting adaptations and share findings...
Biodiversity Skillbuilder 3: How Diverse is Biodiversity? (grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students explore biodiversity statistics by hypothesizing the number of animal species and comparing to scientific estimates. Download the Educators...
Biodiversity Skillbuilder 2: ID That Bird! (grades 2-5)
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  • Multiple Subjects
  • K-2, 3-5
NGSS
Students observe cutouts of birds around the classroom, sketch and describe field markings, and use field guides to make identifications. Download...
Biodiversity Skillbuilder 1: Meet a Creature
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NGSS
Students practice making observations, describing physical characteristics of organisms, and interpreting information. In pairs, students sit back to...