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

Recognize that offspring can be matched with their parents, such as a human baby with adult humans and a puppy with dogs.
General Information
Number: SC.2.L.16.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
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.

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

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Lesson Plans

Changing Cicada:

To study how offspring are very much, but not exactly, like their parents in the context of the periodical cicadas.

Type: Lesson Plan

Exploring Plants:

Students will be introduced to the study of plants in this lesson. First they will sprout bean seeds on moistened paper towels, then make drawings and measurements of their growth. They will watch time-lapse videos that illustrate a plant's major growth stages. Another clip covers fruits and asks students to consider how their seeds are spread. They will gather seeds by walking outside with an old sock over one of their shoes, then plant their sock to observe the resulting plants.

Type: Lesson Plan

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