We are in the midst of our large Monarchs, Milkweed, and Mexico unit, which spans 2 quarters! It is a great unit that covers many science concepts for second grade.
The other day we discussed the importance of milkweed and the creatures one would find in a Milkweed Ecosystem. We then went on to create a mural of the milkweed patch, including everything you may see.
Here is how it turned out:
After they created a creature or plant, they created an information card labeling it's importance to the ecosystem.