This is a Science unit I created using the 2nd Grade Next Generation Science Standards for Earth's Systems. Included are several activities and experiments to cover all 4 ESS standards.
2-ESS1-1: The students will watch videos, sort "event cards" and create a poster to demonstrate their understanding of fast and slow Earth changes. One poster is 11x17, the other is 8.5x11.
2-ESS2-1: The students will watch videos and read about weathering and erosion. They will design and conduct experiments to see what weathering and erosion looks like and what can be done to prevent it. There is a reflection page to compare different solutions once they are done.
2-ESS2-2: Students will research and learn about different landforms. They will create a flipbook and a model to domonstrate their understanding of the different landforms. There is a memory game included as well.
2-ESS2-3: Students will research a learn about the different bodies of water. They will create a flipbook and model to demonstrate their understanding of different bodies af water. (I usually combine this part with the landforms to make it flow better). There is a memory game included as well. Students will also label different bodies of water on a map to show their understanding of where these bodies of water are found.
The activities come with everything you will need to create packets/worksheets and most come with reflection pages so the students can reflect on what they learned.
My students love the hands-on aspect of these new standards, so I hope these resources help your students love science the way mine do :)
My Preview shows you an example of 1 of the standards :)
Check out my other NGSS aligned products:
2nd Grade NGSS - Properties of Matter
2nd Grade NGSS - Relationships in Ecosystems
2nd Grade NGSS - Bundle of all standards