2nd Grade NGSS Aligned Physical Science Unit

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Are you searching for an NGSS Aligned 2nd Grade Physical Science Unit that promotes hands-on/minds-on learning, while reinforcing ELA standards? Then, this unit* is for you!
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*Unit 1 of 3

Unit Contents:
-Pacing guide for the year
-Extensive unit plan based upon: 1) all 2nd grade NGSS Physical Science standards (and some ELA CCSS standards) 2) the 5 Es 3) Inquiry-based learning 4) Cross-Curricular (reading and writing)
-Editable Unit Title cards
-Lesson plan flowchart based upon NGSS and the 5 Es
CCSS and NGSS Standards:
• 2-PS1-1, 2-PS1-2, 2PS1-3, 2-PS1-4
• K-2-ETSI-1
• 2.RI.4, 2.RI.5, 2.RI.7, 2.RI.9, 2.RI.10
• 2.SL.1
-Editable Science Talk flip book cards
-Editable Science Detective graphic organizer

Physical Science Unit:
-I can statements
-Possible questions
-Vocabulary words aligned to NGSS standards: 1) Teacher Vocabulary Word cards (could be put on a word wall) 2) Student Vocabulary Science Journal
-Suggested teacher reads/trade books (fiction and non-fiction)
-Essential questions
-Smart Board lesson
-Topics: 1) Sorting Matter 2) Testing Matter 3) Building Matter 4) Changing Matter

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Rationale for Units:

• Based on NGSS standards
• Curriculum formulated using the following steps:
1) Started at the Standard
2) Made an assessment
3) Made/found lessons with activities aligned to standards/assessment
• Utilized Multi-Dimensional Learning Required by NGSS (see tops of unit plans for specific info for each lesson):
o Practices (thinking about/doing science):
1) ask questions/define problems
2) develop/use models
3) plan/carry out investigations
4) analyze/interpret data
5) use mathematics/computational thinking
6) construct explanations/design solutions
7) engage in arguments using evidence
8) obtain/evaluate/communicate information

o Core ideas: what we traditionally think of as content or the “big ideas”

o Crosscutting concepts (students should be looking for these):
1) patterns
2) cause effect
3) Scale, proportion, and quantity
4) systems and systems models
5) energy and matter
6) structure and function
7) stability and change

Biggest Shifts:


• Science should be multi-dimensional (Previous science education has typically been 1-dimensional. It has mostly focused on the content.)
• Exploration is the key: Science should be more about thinking/doing, not just facts. (Direct instruction should be utilized; however, students should explore and start putting the pieces together themselves first. Then, direct instruction should be used to clear up any student misconceptions.)
Total Pages
37
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
2 Months

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