Grade 2 Science Growth and Changes in Animals

For students in Grade 2 learning about the changes in animals as they grow and mature.

From the Curriculum:

Growth and Changes in Animals focuses on investigating the distinct characteristics of animals related to appearance, behavior, growth, and change. Students will look at ways in which human activities have an impact on specific animals and their survival, and ways in which the animals’ environment has an impact on their development Caring for them in the classroom, even for short periods of time, helps students to learn about their needs and characteristics. It also helps to foster concern and respect for living things.

Big Ideas:

  • Animals have distinct characteristics;
  • Humans are animals;
  • There are similarities and differences among different kinds of animals;
  • Humans need to protect animals and the places where they live