Each One Unique
By: Alyssa Ransdell
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How this PowerPoint is meant to be used:
This presentation was created to be used as a
lesson for second grade students. The
teacher could use this in the classroom while
teaching students about physical differences
amongst people. Simply click the desired
section on the next slide (Table of Contents).
When finished with that section, select the
home link on the bottom of the page to
return to the contents.
Table of Contents
• Introduction to Lesson
• In What Ways Are We Alike?
• In What Ways Are We Different?
• Example of Activity
• Websites to Visit
• Define unique.
• Are you unique?
• What makes you unique?
• Does everyone look exactly the same?
• What would the world be like if everyone
looked the same?
Some Key Terms Defined
Even though there are many ways that we can be
alike and different, for this science lesson we are
going to focus on the way we look or our physical
First let’s see how we can all look alike
• Some boys, some girls
• Similar hair color
• Similar eye color
• Same size
• Skin color
• And many more…
Even though these things make us look alike, are we
really exactly the same? If two people have blonde
hair, does their hair look EXACTLY the same?
Maybe One Exception…
Only identical twins look exactly the same.
Regular twins do not look EXACTLY the same.
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Now let’s see what makes us look different
• Ethnicity (What does that
• Face Shape
• Can you think of more???
Are Differences Bad?
Looking different makes the world an interesting
place. We should celebrate our different looks. Each
person is unique and beautiful in their own way.
So, unless you are an
identical twin, you look
completely unique! We
all look different!
Example of Activity
• First, I observed people around me:
All photos taken by Alyssa Ransdell
Then I picked three friends and drew their differences…
Original drawing created via Paint by Alyssa Ransdell
Now it is your turn…
• First, observe everyone around you. You may
move around and take note of differences
that you see.
• Choose three friends and draw their
differences on paper.
• What did we learn?
• In what ways can we look different?
• Can any two people look exactly the same?
• Are differences a bad thing?
Although identical twins are a rare exception,
EVERYONE LOOKS DIFFERENT! Differences
make things interesting and should be
celebrated each chance we get!
Websites to Visit
sKids.aspx?p=335&np=286&id=2345 This site has
great information for kids but they would need the
help of an adult.
• http://kids.cbd.int/ This site has a great game for kids
that would really add on to this lesson.
sci_2_4_6.pdf This is a lesson plan for teachers that
goes right along with this lesson on physical
• This PowerPoint was created to fulfill the
second grade academic standard: 2.4.6 –
Observe and describe the different external
features of people such as their
size, shape, and color of their hair, skin, and
• Information on this presentation was found