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Draft of SD42 Libraries Elementary Reference Sets: Life Cycles (SC 2)

 Life Cycles 

The Life Cycle

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World Book Kids article: Life Cycle


Bill Nye the Science Guy - Life Cycles
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Animal Life Cycles

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National Geographic Kids eBook

Plant Life Cycles

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National Geographic Kids eBook
 

  

National Geographic Kids eBooks


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Dr. Binocs Show video
 

SciShow Kids video
 

A read aloud video of It's Pumpkin Time by Zoe Hall

Peep and the Big Wide World video: Peep Plants a Seed

Butterfly Life Cycle

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World Book Kids articles

  

National Geographic Kids eBooks


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National Geographic Kids video

SciShow Kids video

Dr. Binocs Show video

Peep and the Big Wide World video: Peep's New Friend

Frog Life Cycle

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World Book Kids article
 

National Geographic Kids eBook


World Book Kids activity: Life of a Frog

Salmon Life Cycle

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SciShow Kids video

Literature Connections

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Clip Art

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Butterfly Life Cycle
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Frog Life Cycle
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Plant Life Cycle and Gardening Collection
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Curricular Connections

Curriculum Connections for Grade 2 Science

Big Ideas

Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.

Sample Inquiry Questions

  • Why are life cycles important?
  • How are the life cycles of local plants and animals similar and different?
  • How do offspring compare to their parents?

Content

Metamorphic: metamorphic life cycles: body structure changes (e.g., caterpillar to butterfly, mealworm transformation, tadpoles to frog)

Non-metamorphic: non-metamorphic life cycles: organism keeps same body structure through life but size changes (e.g., humans)

Offspring and parent: a kitten looks like cat and a puppy looks like dog but they do change as they grow; salmon change a great deal as they grow and need fresh and salt water environments to survive