Second Grade: Insect Report Project
As a culminating project for our Life Science Unit students have been researching an insect and writing a rough draft for their insect report. For homework, second grade students will revise and edit the rough draft and put the report into its final published format.
In class we have been studying different kinds of insects, their characteristics, eating habits, enemies, protection methods, life cycles and other interesting facts. Also, we have learned to use non-fiction books and the internet to research a topic. In addition, we have learned about the writing process. Now, your child will use the skills gained in class to complete the insect report and diorama (see description at right).
The rough drafts will come home in the homework folder. The rough drafts should be edited and then students should use the paper provided to write the final copy of the report. Alternatively, they may type the report . In class we will use the information gathered to create a Google Slide presentation. Students are expected to do the work themselves, but may have adult assistance.
The following are part of the rough draft your child is bringing home in this folder:
Students will create a diorama to go with their insect or animal report.
A diorama is a scene made in a box turned on its side. The background is drawn, painted, or pasted inside the box. People, animals, or scenery stand up in front of the background. Make sure to include a foreground, middle ground, and a background.
Second grade Insect dioramas must show the life cycle of the insect. You may show other features of the insect as well.
For the animal report you should show the animal and its water and food sources in its habitat.
Diorama are due on Monday, May 9. You may turn it in sooner if you finish earlier.