Access Point #: SC.2.L.16.Su.1


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Observe and recognize the sequence of stages in the life cycles of common animals.
Number: SC.2.L.16.Su.1 Category: Supported
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08 Big Idea: Heredity and Reproduction

A. Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other.

B. Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.

Related Benchmarks

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SC.2.L.16.1: Observe and describe major stages in the life cycles of plants and animals, including beans and butterflies.



Related Courses

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5020030: Science - Grade Two
7720030: Access Science Grade 2


Related Resources

Lesson Plans

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Butterfly Life Cycle:

In this lesson, students will explore the life cycle of the butterfly through different centers and observation of a living butterfly going through its life cycle.

Changing Cicada: To study how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents in the context of the periodical cicadas.
Life Cycles of Frogs, Dragonflies, and Butterflies: This lesson can be used to extend students' understanding of the life cycles of organisms by comparing and contrasting them. Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar will be read first, then students will watch a video that studies the developmental stages of frogs, dragonflies, and butterflies. Insect and frog life cycles will be compared to one another, then they will be compared to the stages of human development.

Presentation/Slideshow

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Where Do Butterflies Come From?:

This is an accessible, easy-to-read book about the life cycle of a butterfly. It can be downloaded in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. For struggling or non-readers, the book can be read to the in a variety of voices. All of the books on the Tar Heel Reader site can be used with the Intellikeys keyboard and a custom overlay, a touch screen, and/or 1-3 switches. The text and background colors can be modified for students with visual impairments.



Student Resources

Presentation/Slideshow

Name Description
Where Do Butterflies Come From?:

This is an accessible, easy-to-read book about the life cycle of a butterfly. It can be downloaded in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. For struggling or non-readers, the book can be read to the in a variety of voices. All of the books on the Tar Heel Reader site can be used with the Intellikeys keyboard and a custom overlay, a touch screen, and/or 1-3 switches. The text and background colors can be modified for students with visual impairments.



Parent Resources

Presentation/Slideshow

Name Description
Where Do Butterflies Come From?:

This is an accessible, easy-to-read book about the life cycle of a butterfly. It can be downloaded in PowerPoint, Impress, or Flash format. For struggling or non-readers, the book can be read to the in a variety of voices. All of the books on the Tar Heel Reader site can be used with the Intellikeys keyboard and a custom overlay, a touch screen, and/or 1-3 switches. The text and background colors can be modified for students with visual impairments.