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Grade 2 Version: CPS06-07

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Unit Name: Grade 2 - Unit 1 - Seasonal Changes (Summer)

Essential Question

How can I describe the life cycle of different living things?

Enduring Understanding

  • Trees change as the seasons change.
  • These changes are caused by length of day/night and amount of sun's energy.
  • Seasonal Changes of a Tree

  • This unit is on-going through-out the year.� Students will re-visit the concepts in the unit 4 times during the school year.
  • Predict the changes that will take place with two identified trees in the schoolyard.
  • Topic 1

    Summer

  • Observe and record the changes in trees that are familiar to students.
  • Match the tree to the season.
  • Apply prior knowledge of seasonal changes to why trees change throughout the year.
  • Predict how the tree will change during the next season
  • Topic 1 Standards and Elements


    S2L1b Relate Seasonal Changes to Tree Changes

    Topic 2

    Fall

  • Observe and record the changes in trees that are familiar to students.
  • Match the tree to the season.
  • Apply prior knowledge of seasonal changes to why trees change throughout the year.
  • Predict how the tree will change during the next season.
  • Topic 2 Standards and Elements


    S2L1b Relate Seasonal Changes to Tree Changes

    Topic 3

    Winter

  • Observe and record the changes in trees that are familiar to students.
  • Match the tree to the season.
  • Apply prior knowledge of seasonal changes to why trees change throughout the year.
  • Predict how the tree will change during the next season.
  • Topic 3 Standards and Elements


    S2L1b Relate Seasonal Changes to Tree Changes

    Topic 4

    Spring

  • Observe and record the changes in trees that are familiar to students.
  • Match the tree to the season.
  • Apply prior knowledge of seasonal changes to why trees change throughout the year.
  • Predict how the tree will change during the next season.
  • Topic 4 Standards and Elements


    S2L1b Relate Seasonal Changes to Tree Changes

    Unit Vocabulary

    • season
    • buds
    • leaves
    • dormant
    • deciduous
    • evergreen/coniferous
    • photosynthesis
    • chlorophyll
    • spring
    • winter
    • summer
    • autumn

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