2nd Grade Change Lesson Plan Example

Topic: Change

Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify examples of change in their daily lives and in the world around them.
  • Students will be able to describe how change occurs in different contexts and can be either gradual or sudden.


  • Pictures or videos of examples of change (e.g. a caterpillar becoming a butterfly, the weather changing from sunny to rainy, a seed growing into a plant)
  • Whiteboard or chalkboard
  • Markers or chalk


  • Ask students to think of a change that they have noticed in their everyday lives, such as a change in the weather or in their routine. Have them share their examples with the class.
  • Discuss how these changes probably occurred gradually over time or suddenly all at once.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of change to the students. Explain that change is when something is different than it was before.
  • Use examples from the warm-up activities to illustrate the concept of change. For example, show pictures of the different seasons and explain how the change in seasons is a form of change.
  • Ask the students to think of other examples of change that they can think of. Write their suggestions on the board or a piece of paper.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the students into small groups and give each group a set of warm-up activities.
  • Have the students work together to complete the warm-up activities and discuss the examples of change that they found.
  • As a group, have the students share their examples with the class and discuss how each example is a form of change.

Independent Practice

  • Have the students work individually or in small groups to create a project that demonstrates how change is happening in their lives.
  • Encourage the students to be creative and think outside the box when coming up with their projects.
  • Allow the students time to work on their projects independently and then have them present their projects to the class.


  • Review the main points of the lesson and discuss how learning about change can help us to be more prepared and less surprised by events in our lives.
  • Ask the students to share one thing they learned about change during the lesson.


  • Observe the students during the independent practice and provide feedback on their understanding of the concept of change.
  • Collect the students' written answers and review them to assess their understanding of the different types of change.
  • Have the students complete a short quiz or worksheet on change to solidify their understanding of the concept.

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