2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit

2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
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2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
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2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Earth Science Unit
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Are you searching for an NGSS Aligned Earth Science unit that promotes hands-on/minds-on inquiry-based learning, while reinforcing ELA standards? Then, this 114 page bundle is for you! ALL 4 earth science lessons come in this unit bundle. See below. (Each individual lesson can be purchased separately if you are not in need of this full unit. See links for buying options.) 


***SPECIAL NOTE***

This product was updated in October 2018. It contains new and updated tasks, as well as updated font and graphics. New items are indicated below.

An EDITABLE version of the Unit Materials PDF is included to meet your needs. However, the EDITABLE PowerPoint version does NOT contain fancy font or clip art.

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Software Needed: 

You will need to be able to open a PDF*.

You will also need Smart Board software OR PowerPoint software to open up the teacher slides. PowerPoint versions are now included for all Smart Board slides to meet the needs of buyers.

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General Items included:

NGSS background items:

1. biggest shifts information (NEW!)

2. kid-friendly science and engineering I can statements (NEW!)

5 Es items:

1. facilitation tips

2. kid-friendly I can statements (NEW!)

Check out my NGSS/5 Es Lesson Template and Facilitation FREEBIE

Classroom talk items:

1. facilitation tips

2. signs (NEW!)

3. student talk cards

4. noise level sign (NEW!)

5. class and group voice-o-meters

6. group rubric
Check out my Classroom Talk Pack

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EACH lesson plan has:

1. A detailed 5 Es Lesson Sequence
2. Possible Lesson Pacing noted (Your students may need to go faster/slower, depending upon their needs.)
3. NGSS and CCSS Standards noted
4. NGSS Vocabulary Words listed
5. 3-Dimensional Learning: Core Ideas, Cross-Cutting Concepts and Science and Engineering Practices noted
6. Possible fiction and non-fiction Teacher Read-Alouds/Story Connections are noted (You can substitute with what is available to you in your classroom/school library if necessary.)
7. Possible I Can Statements noted
8. Possible Questions noted


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Specific Lesson Details:

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Earth Science Unit:

Please Note: This unit contains all the previously listed curriculum and unit items as well as the specific lesson items below.

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Lesson 1/Earth’s Events:

Objective: Students will use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

NGSS Standard(s):
o Earth Science: 2-ESS1-1
ELA Standard(s):
o Reading Informational: 2.RI.4, 2.RI.5, 2.RI.7, 2.RI.9, 2.RI.10
o Speaking and Listening: 2.SL.1

Other:
-editable Smart Board slides (PowerPoint version now included)

Graphic Organizers/Tasks:
-Earth’s Events Notes

-Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Erosion!


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Lesson 2/Wind and Water Erosion:

Objective: Students will compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind and water from changing the shape of the land and analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each perform.

NGSS Standard(s):
o Earth Science: 2-ESS2-1
o Engineering: K-2-ETS1-3
ELA Standard(s):
o Reading Informational: 2.RI.4
o Speaking and Listening: 2.SL.1

Other:
-editable Smart Board slides (PowerPoint version now included)

Graphic Organizers/Tasks:
-Help Farmer Ted

-What’s the Solution?


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Lesson 3/Land and Water:

Objective: Students will develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

NGSS Standard(s):
o Earth Science: 2-ESS2-2
ELA Standard(s):
o Reading Informational: 2.RI.5, 2.RI.7, 2.RI.10
o Speaking and Listening: 2.SL.1

Other:
-editable Smart Board slides (PowerPoint version now included)

Graphic Organizers/Tasks:

-Model Notes

-My Map and Rubric

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Lesson 4/Earth’s Water:

Objective: Students will obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

NGS Standard(s):
o Earth Science: 2-ESS2-3
ELA Standard(s):
o Reading Informational: 2.RI.4, 2.RI.5, 2.RI.7, 2.RI.10
o Speaking and Listening: 2.SL.1

Other:
-editable Smart Board slides (PowerPoint version now included)

Graphic Organizers/Tasks:

-Earth’s Water Notes

-Our Body of Water and Rubric


(Each lesson topic contains phenomenon/an engaging hook to anchor and promote student-directed investigation.)

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FAQs*:

Does it have to be used as is, or can it be used as a supplement? This unit can be used as is, or can supplement your existing curriculum.

Is this product student-centered? This package contains tasks and lesson sequences that are for teachers ready to explore NGSS and try inquiry-based learning. The lessons in this product are designed to put the learning in the hands of the students while the teacher is the facilitator; therefore, they are rigorous in nature. (If you are new to NGSS and/or the 5 Es inquiry-based lesson sequence, feel free to message me for more information to see if this product is the right fit for you and your students.)

What are the lesson plans based on? They are based on the following:

1) NGSS standards and ELA CCSS standards.

2) Inquiry-based learning: This encourages minds-on/hands-on learning.


3) The 5 Es:
Step 1: Engage
Step 2: Explore
Step 3: Explain
Step 4: Elaborate 
Step 5: Evaluate 
(These steps help with the inquiry process.)


4) Cross-curricular aspects (Reading and Writing aspects are intertwined.) 


5) 3-Dimensional Learning required by NGSS:
1. Science and Engineering Practices: These are thinking about and doing science.
2. Core Ideas: These are what we traditionally think of as content/facts.
3. Crosscutting Concepts: Students should be looking for these as they complete the lessons.

Does this product contain worksheets and tests? You will not find traditional tests and worksheets with this product since the NGSS standards are heavy on inquiry-based learning. (See each lesson's objective and what's included for each lesson.)

Are facilitation tips included? The unit plans included in this product have lesson sequences specific to each lesson, while the 5 Es facilitation tips give more information about the inquiry-process and general facilitation tips for teachers. There are also facilitation tips for establishing and maintaining appropriate student discourse. (If you decide to purchase, you can always message me throughout your implementation of the standards and curriculum. I've went through the journey with my kiddos and I'm more than happy to share/help in whatever way I can. It can be daunting switching from teacher-centered to student-centered learning at first, but I now fully enjoy the student-centered inquiry-based facilitation model.)


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Purchasing Choices:

All of my second grade NGSS lessons are sold separately. If you are looking for a single lesson, you can find each individual NGSS aligned lesson here:

Physical Science Lessons:

Sorting Matter

Testing Matter

Building Matter

Changing Matter

Earth Science Lessons:

Earth's Events

Wind and Water Erosion

Land and Water

Earth’s Water

Life Science Lessons:

What Plants Need

Plants and Animals

Animal and Plant Habitats

My second grade NGSS lessons are also bundled into units. If you need more than a single lesson, unit bundles can be found here:

Physical Science Unit

Earth Science Unit

Life Science Unit

If you are looking to purchase all the lessons, my curriculum bundle is the best deal. The full second grade NGSS aligned science curriculum (3 units, 11 lessons total) can be found here:

Second Grade NGSS Science Curriculum

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If you are looking for resources for all second grade subjects, check out my Second Grade MEGA Bundle.

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