Grade 2 Plant and Animal Relationships - Next Gen Science Unit


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In Unit 6 Plant and Animal Relationships, students use a scientist who studies the memory of moths as they grow and a beekeeper who loves watching bees to explore how butterflies and moths undergo metamorphosis and have different body parts that help them get what they need to survive.

  • Students raise a class set of butterfly caterpillars to observe how they change throughout their life cycle.
  • Students create model butterflies to examine how their external structures help them survive in their environment.
  • Students use a variety of materials to design a hand pollinator for squash plants that mimics how insects pollinate plants.

Standards: 2-LS2-2, K-2-ETS1-1, K-2-ETS1-2, K-2-ETS1-3

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