Science Lesson for Grade 2 – Parts of Chickens and Bean Plants: Part I

Parts of Chickens and Bean Plants: Part I
Science-Grade 2

I. Objectives:
2.1.1 Recognize that living things are made up of smaller parts
� The student should be able to label 5 parts of a chicken after whole class instruction
� The student should be able to label 3 parts of a bean plant after whole class instruction

II. Materials:
� Diagrams for over head
� Guest Speaker with chickens
� Construction paper
� Markers/Crayons

III. Procedures:
� Using a chart on the board, have students list all the things they know about chickens and bean plants
� When the students have listed several things about chickens and bean plants begin the discussion about the different parts of chickens and bean plants
� The discussion should include the comb, shank, wattle, ear lobe, and shoulder of a chicken and the flower, pod, and seed of a bean plant
� Show the students the 5 different parts of chickens and the 3 different parts of bean plants using diagrams on the over head
� Show the students real bean plant
� Have the students take magnifiers and look closely at the flower, pod, and seed parts of the plant
� Have the students illustrate the bean plant on construction paper
� Remind the students to label the flower, pod, and seed
� Tell the students that you have a special guest today and this guest is going to show them a real chicken
� Have the students look at the chicken and try to identify the comb, shank, wattle, ear lobe, and shoulder of the chicken
� Tell the students that they are going to learn more parts of the chicken tomorrow
� Show the students the beak, eye, toes, breast, hock, and vent (these are the parts of the chicken that I will discuss tomorrow)
� After all the students have looked at the chicken have them illustrate a picture of a chicken
� Remind the students to label the comb, shanks, wattles, ear lobes, and shoulder
� Have the students write 3 things that they have learned today in their learning logs
� The students should write something other than the 3 parts of a bean plant and the 5 parts of a chicken

IV. Assessment:
The assessment that I used in this lesson is the chicken and bean plant labeling. The students should have illustrated a chicken and a bean plant. The students should have also labeled the comb, shanks, wattles, ear lobes, and shoulder of their chicken and the flower, pod, and seed of their bean plant. I will also have the students write in their learning logs to evaluate what they have learned other than the 5 parts of the chicken and 3 parts of a bean plant.

V. Modifications:
For my high level students I will have them write the purpose behind the different parts of the chicken. The students will need to choose 2 of the 5 parts to evaluate. For example, if the student picks the comb of the chicken the student will need to write why they think that the chicken has a comb. The student will write their evaluation on the bottom of their chicken illustration.

For my low level students I will have them label 3 of the 5 parts of the chicken on their construction paper. The students will still need to illustrate the 5 parts of the chicken but they will not be required to label all 5 parts.

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