This is an overview of an Earth Science Unit that I created and used with my second grade class. I used many different resources to help the students understand fossils, soil, and rocks.
The unit has the students:
- "extracting" fossils off of a website
- receiving and writing about a pet rock
- explains igneous rocks using crayons
- and has the students create a soil painting
The students had so much fun with this unit and really enjoyed all of the hands on activities. I would only recommend if the classroom is not easily distracted and can work well together without getting out of control.