Grade 2 Unit: Virginia Animals and their Habitats
Virginia Animals and their Habitats is a second-grade cross-curricular unit that integrates the content areas of science, language arts, mathematics, and history and social science; and addresses 40 grade-two Virginia Standards of Learning. Students will develop an understanding of Virginia animals and their habitats through active research, investigation and data collection, mathematical analysis, and communication. The unit utilizes inquiry, student teamwork, project-based learning, student journals, and fosters responsible actions toward wildlife and related natural resources.
Lessons and activities from Project WILD, a national wildlife education program, are woven throughout the Virginia Animals and their Habitats unit. Project WILD links students and wildlife through wildlife-based conservation and environmental education. It is based on the premise that young people and educators have a vital interest in learning about our natural world.
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- Topic 1: What Makes Something Alive?
- Topic 2: How Do Scientists Classify Animals?
- Topic 3: What is a Habitat?
- Topic 4: What is a Life Cycle?
- Topic 5: What is a Food Chain?
- Topic 6: How Do Animals Adapt to Survive?
- Topic 7: Unit Culmination