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Lesson Plan: Our Grasslands - Grade Two - Grade 02
Grade:02
Summary:Students will be introduced to the grassland environment and the plants and animals that live there. They will investigate the roles of predator and prey and how the loss of one or the other can upset the balance of nature. How animals protect themselves also will be introduced.
Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Science
 
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: A. Discover that there are living things, non-living things and pretend things, and describe the basic needs of living things (organisms).
Indicator: 5. Explain that food is a basic need of plants and animals (e.g., plants need sunlight to make food and to grow, animals eat plants and/or other animals for food, food chain) and is important because it is a source of energy (e.g., energy used to play, ride bicycles, read, etc.).
 
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.
Indicator: 3. Explain why organisms can survive only in environments that meet their needs (e.g., organisms that once lived on Earth have disappeared for different reasons such as natural forces or human-caused effects).
 
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.
Indicator: 2. Identify that there are many distinct environments that support different kinds of organisms.
 
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.
Indicator: 7. Compare the habitats of many different kinds of Ohio plants and animals and some of the ways animals depend on plants and each other.
 
Standard: Life Sciences
Benchmark: B. Explain how organisms function and interact with their physical environment.
Indicator: 8. Compare the activities of Ohio's common animals (e.g., squirrels, chipmunks, deer, butterflies, bees, ants, bats and frogs) during the different seasons by describing changes in their behaviors and body covering.
Related Ohio Standards Connection
Content Area:
Science
 
Standard: Scientific Inquiry
Benchmark: C. Gather and communicate information from careful observations and simple investigation through a variety of methods.
Indicator: 10. Share explanations with others to provide opportunities to ask questions, examine evidence and suggest alternative explanations.
 
Standard: Science and Technology
Benchmark: A. Explain why people, when building or making something, need to determine what it will be made of, how it will affect other people and the environment.
Indicator: 1. Explain that developing and using technology involves benefits and risks.
 
Standard: Science and Technology
Benchmark: A. Explain why people, when building or making something, need to determine what it will be made of, how it will affect other people and the environment.
Indicator: 3. Predict how building or trying something new might affect other people and the environment.





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