This unit is a comprehensive STEM curriculum that not only covers all of the NGSS earth science and engineering for 2nd grade but also has built in technology integration options, math application opportunities, and an integrated literacy component in EVERY lesson.
Throughout this unit students will be actively engaged in fun, interactive, hands-on, inquiry based learning through student-led activities. Throughout this unit students will be actively engaged in fun, interactive, hands-on, inquiry based learning through student led activities. These lessons were created and compiled through a backwards design format where the NGSS and CCSS literacy and math standards are focus point of the unit and each lessons helps lead students to a real understanding of the standards. Not only will students be gaining a solid understanding of the NGSS core ideas but an opportunity to practice and develop their science and engineering practices. Each lesson has a literacy component already integrated into it, which helps students improve their core content areas.
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Students will learn different ways we can describe and classify the earth’s surface. The main focus for this part of the unit is for students to be able to identify, describe, and classify landforms. Teachers can use the included activities, PowerPoint’s, Webquests and other resources to bring more knowledge to their students about landforms. A Landform PowerPoint Research project and student template are included so students can share their growing knowledge. Oh, and for the teachers? Easy grading, engaged kids, and those oh so fancy technology components.
We’ve also included A Dream Island Project that includes several literacy components to tie your science topics into your ELA.
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What’s Included in this download:
→Land and Water Engagement Activity and Introduction
→What is a Landform? Activity
→ What is a landform Vocabulary Poster
→ Oceans and Continents Labeling Worksheet
→ Landforms O-W-L Chart Worksheet
→Landform Vocabulary PowerPoint
→Bodies of Water & Landforms Video Note-taker (Video link Included)
→ Landform Description Worksheet
→Landforms Picture and Definition Booklet
→Comparing Landforms Activity & 3 Landform Venn Diagram Worksheets
→Categorizing Landforms Activity and Worksheet
→Digital Venn diagram Resources
→Landform Web Quest & Research Project & Worksheet
→Student Landform PowerPoint Template (for the Research Project)
→Student Landform PowerPoint Grading Rubric
→ Dream Island Project & Step-by-Step Lesson Plan
→ Salt Dough Recipe and Conversion Lesson
→ Dream Island Brochure Introduction Activity
→ (Literacy Component) Dream Island Brainstorm Worksheet
→Dream Island Landform Labels
→ Dream Island Graphic Organizer for Brochure
-Students lay out all of the important details they would like to include in their brochure by prewriting.
→ Dream Island Design Worksheet
→ Dream Island Brochure Template Worksheets
→ Dream Island Project Grading Sheet
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Thank you for downloading our product! Here are a few more suggested lessons that we include in our COMPLETE NGSS 2nd Grade Earth Science Unit.
→ Plate Tectonics
→Earthquakes (Includes Engineering Design Project)
→Tsunamis (Includes Engineering Design Project)
→ Weathering, Erosion & Deposition
→Erosion Prevention Engineering Design Challenge
This Unit Includes:
Land and Water intro activity
Ocean and Continent Vocabulary Cards
Ocean and Continent Worksheet
What is a landform? Activity
Landform Vocabulary Cards
Landforms Video Note-taker
Landforms Vocabulary and Picture Match
Comparing and Contrasting Landforms Activity
Suggested Read Alouds & Internet resources
Landform Web quest
Landform PowerPoint Student Project
Landform PowerPoint Template
PowerPoint Project Rubric
Salt-Dough Recipe and Step by Step Instructions for teachers
Literacy integration-Text Analysis & writing
Island Brochure Activity, Template, and Rubric
Island landform labels, Dream Island brainstorm worksheet
Dream Island Graphic Organizer and Pre-write and Student Worksheet
Earth’s Crust Activity
Snack Tectonics Lesson Plan
Snack Tectonics class PowerPoint
Snack Tectonics Data Sheet & Reflection Questions
Plate Boundary Models Lesson
Plate Boundary Worksheet
Step-by-Step Lesson Plan
Earthquake vocabulary Cards
Engineering Design Process Poster
Building and Earthquake-resistant structure Engineering Design Challenge
Primary Grade Engineering Design Reflection Questions
Focus questions and Objectives
Tsunami Vocabulary cards
Step-by-Step Teacher instructions
Demonstration Instructions with pictures
Tsunami Demonstration Observation Sheet & Reflection Questions
Tsunami Fact Sheet
Suggested Books and Videos
Tsunami Engineering Design Challenge
Engineering Design challenge Worksheet & Reflection Questions
Step by Step Volcano Model & Earth Changes Lesson Plan
Volcano Earth Changes Key
---------Weathering Erosion Deposition
Skittles Erosion Activity & Student Worksheets
Step-By-Step Investigation Instruction & Worksheet
Read Aloud Suggestions & activity
“The Life of the Land” -A Creative Writing Activity that describes the weathering, erosion, and deposition process.
Writing Pre-write, Brainstorming Questions, and Worksheets
Erosion PowerPoint and Teacher PPT Script
Erosion Prevention Engineering Design Challenge
Material preparation instruction & Ideas
Material & Project Cost Analysis Student Worksheet
Step-by-step instructions to guide students through the Engineering Design Challenge
Optional technology Integration ideas
Drainage as Erosion Prevention Demonstration Guide
Vegetation as Erosion Prevention Demonstration Guide
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Integrate Math by adding a budget to this project using our Elementary Engineering Project Material Cost Analysis
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