The Game of Life
Are you a player?


Wallace J.Nichols

Designed by Ms. Musgrove for 2nd Grade Stars


Everything in the Universe 
has a specific role 
in the
Game of Life

One might be the "king of the hill"
or 
the bacteria under the king's feet.

No matter what one's role is, 
everything is incredibly important 
to the survival of Life. 

How can you become a Star Player in Life?

Read on and learn! 

 

 

1.
 
 

What are living and nonliving things?

How can you  tell? Click and discover!
 
 

 

2. 

How are animals alike and different? 

What is this? Read and learn how animals are alike and different. 


3. 

What are some animal life cycles? 

Go here and learn about the metamorphosis of insects and the life cycles of joeys,whales,salmon, and mosquitoes. Which animal is in this picture?
 

4. 

What is a habitat?

There is a difference between habit and habitat. Read and be informed. 
 


5. 

What are the different land habitats? 

Don't let the word biomes scare you. It is just a scientific name for a large habitat. There are so many habitats to choose from; click on them all and discover where this tent is located. Check out the water habitats also.
 


6. 

What are some different water habitats?

Wow, there is a difference. See for yourself.

 

7. 

What are some animal adaptations?

Good question! Find out for yourself.
 

 

8.

How do plants and animals help each other?

Amazing!! Life is so organized. Read and learn. 
 

 

9. 

How does weather change habitats?

Yes, it happens, read the most current news about the world's weather and its effects.
 


10. 

How does pollution
change environments?

Now this is scary!!

The photograph was in the newspaper taken by Penn St. University. Learn the meaning of pollution, so you can become a player in life.

 


11. 

How do people help the environment? 

Butterfly gardens, recycling contest, 
Earth Angels, tree planting, and many more activities are being conducted around the world by children. Explore this site and discover how to become 
 a Star Player
in 
The Game of Life!

 


Christina Allen


Scenario Mission Activity # 1

As a future biologist, you have been chosen to 
research an experienced biologist. 

You have a choice.

 I.Christina Allen and the different animals and habitats she has worked with.

or
II. Wallace J. Nichols and his work with  Adelit's journey to Japan.

The task is simply.

1. Go to the website of choice.
2. Read the article about your biologist.
3. Take notes that are relevant to your report.
4. Write a summary.
5.  Read your report to the class.

Georgia QCC's

Science Strand # 15
 Topic: Ecology: Interdependence of Life 
   Standard: Identifies and describes habitats (desert, woodland, ponds, streams) of plants and animals and  their characteristics (light, moisture, temperature).

Technology Strand #6
 Topic: Productivity 
   Standard: Utilizes technology tools to facilitate the writing process with teacher guidance.

Print the directions

Rubric for Scenario Mission Activity # 1

  Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

      Score
2nd Grade
Science QCCs
   Standard 15 

Identifies and describes habitats (desert, woodland, ponds, streams) of plants and animals and  their characteristics (light, moisture, temperature).

Identifies and describes
habitats (desert, woodland, ponds, streams)
of 
plants 
and
animals 
and 
their 
characteristics
(light, moisture, temperature
 

with extra teacher assistance.
 

Identifies and describes habitats (desert, woodland, ponds, streams)
of
plants
and 
animals
and 
their characteristics (light, moisture, temperature)
 

with some teacher assistance.

Identifies and describes habitats (desert, 
woodland, 
ponds, streams)
of 
plants
and 
animals
and 
their characteristics
(light, moisture, temperature)

with no
teacher assistance.

score
2nd Grade
Technology QCCs
Standard 6

   Utilizes 
technology tools 
to facilitate the 
writing process with teacher guidance.


 Utilizes technology tools to facilitate the writing process 

with extra teacher guidance.

 


 Utilizes technology tools to facilitate the writing process 

with some
teacher guidance.


 Utilizes 
technology tools
to facilitate the writing process 

with no
teacher
guidance.

score
.
 
Printable version of Rubric #1



Barn Owl

Brown Pelican

Bald Eagle
Scenario Mission Activity # 2

As a young biologist, it is your job to know the difference between animals of the same group. This information helps you learn about their habits and their habitats. Your job is to compare  three species of birds - a barn owl, a brown pelican, and a bald eagle. Since you are also a mathematician, your job is easy. Simply gather the required information and put the data into a bar graph. 

Procedure

1. Click on each of the above websites.
2. Write the following information down for each bird.
          a.  length of wingspan
          b.  total length 
          c.  weight
3. Make three Bar graphs.
          a. include a Title for each.
4. Compare your  findings.
5. Report to the class your findings.

Georgia QCC's

Math Standard #32
  Topic: Graphs 
  Standard: Constructs and interprets simple bar graphs and pictographs with up to five columns using whole  unit data.

Technology Standard #7
  Topic: Productivity 
  Standard: Uses technology tools to create charts and graphs with teacher guidance

 Print the directions

Rubric for Scenario Mission Activity # 2


Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

     Score
2nd Grade 
Math QCC
Standard 32

Constructs and interprets simple bar graphs and pictographs with up to five columns using whole  unit data.

Student is 
able  to construct and interpret
simple bar graphs with up to 
three columns using whole
unit data 

with 
extra 
teacher assistance.

Student is 
able  to construct and interpret 
simple bar graphs with up 
to
three columns using whole 
unit data 

with 
some 
teacher assistance.

Student is 
able  to 
construct and interpret 
simple bar
graphs with up
to 
three columns using whole
unit data

with
no
teacher assistance.

 

score
 2nd Grade 
Technology Standard 7

Uses technology tools to create charts and graphs with teacher guidance

 

Uses technology tools to create charts and graphs 

with
extra
teacher guidance.
 

Uses technology tools to create charts and graphs 

with
some
teacher guidance.

Uses 
technology 
tools to 
create charts and graphs 

with
no
teacher 
guidance.

score

 
Printable version of Rubric #2

 

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