RESOURCES ON ANIMALS FOR 2ND GRADE

Second graders are learning to talk about some characteristics of animals …

ANIMALS

animals

the most powerful animals

 

– The three vital functions of every living being.
– The classification of living beings in plants and animals.
– The classification of animals in vertebrates and invertebrates.
– The different types of vertebrate animals.
– The different types of invertebrate animals.
– The types of animals according to their nutrition: carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

CELEBRATE THE BEAUTY OF ANIMAL KINGDOM

They watched this motivating video:

and I suggested national geographic kids for the most curious students

beauty animals

AMAZING NATURE: PLANTS GROWING

They also enjoyed the beauty of plants…

This was my suggestion regarding plants:

the tiny seedl

www.scholastic.com: The tiny seed

 

LIVING AND NON-LIVING THINGS

Now, the students are super motivated and eager to start working on this interesting topic. Before we start talking about animals, we will distinguish between “living things” and “non-living things.”  We paid special attention to the characteristics and needs of living beings: in this way it is easier to distinguish them.

By they way, have a look at this wonderful site:

living-and-non-living-things

www.kidworldfun.com: learn-science

 

VERTEBRATES AND INVERTEBRATES

So far, we are able to distinguish LIVING / NON LIVING THINGS.  Within living things, we have ANIMALS and PLANTS. Finaly, within the animals, we have VERTEBRATES and INVERTEBRATES.

vertebrates-and-invertebrates

vertebrate and invertebrate animals

It’s the turn of the vertebrate animals… Enjoy:

And finally the turn of the invertebrates…

 

 

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