2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!

2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
2nd Grade Earth Science COMPLETE NGSS Unit!!
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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.

If this sounds awesome to you, check out the COMPLETE unit--- We promise it’ll be filled with even more fun and engaging materials like this!

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)

→ Volcanoes

→ Weathering, Erosion & Deposition

→Erosion Prevention Engineering Design Challenge

This Unit Includes:


Landform Powerpoint

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

Landforms Booklet

Comparing and Contrasting Landforms Activity

Suggested Read Alouds & Internet resources

Landform Web quest

Landform PowerPoint Student Project

Landform PowerPoint Template

PowerPoint Project Rubric

---------Constructing A Dream Island Landform Project

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

---------Plate Tectonics

Focus Questions

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

Reflection Questions

Volcano Earth Changes Key

Technology Suggestions

---------Weathering Erosion Deposition

Erosion PowerPoint

Skittles Erosion Activity & Student Worksheets

Canyon Investigation

Vocabulary Cards

Step-By-Step Investigation Instruction & Worksheet

Read Aloud Suggestions & activity

Focus Questions

“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 Prevention Unit- Including Erosion Prevention Engineering Design Challenge

Teacher background

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


Check out our shop’s STEM Notebooks to keep your students’ STEM Curriculum Organized!

Integrate Math by adding a budget to this project using our Elementary Engineering Project Material Cost Analysis


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