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Lesson Plans and Activities - Grade 2

Marvelous Metamorphosis - Introduce students to complete metamorphosis while looking for ladybug eggs, larva, pupae and adults in the Nature Gardens!

Note: This lesson plan meets current Grade 2 California Content Standards for Life Science 2.b, but is aligned to Grade 3 Next Generation Science Standards, where this content is shifing.

 

 

My Wild L.A. - Tell your story about L.A. nature and use it to develop a narrative work and inspire a research project!

 

 

An Adjective Habit - Use scientific vocabulary to record and communicate observations.

In Your Estimation - Compare estimates with actual measurements of Museum specimens.

Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Gem and Mineral Hall.

 

 

Mystery Mammal - Observe an ancient mammal and form hypotheses about it for further investigation!

 

 

Decoding Dinos - Compare and contrast dinosaurs with other animals to decode their lost legacy and formulate hypotheses about how they used to live.

 

 

Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Bird Hall

 

 

Teachable Moments - Quick activities to guide student exploration in the Mammal Halls.