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Students will develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of landforms and bodies of water in an area.
Landforms and Bodies of Water Unit: Students will make a model that represents all kinds of landforms and bodies of water. Students will love these fun activities on landforms and bodies of water! The visual representation of landforms and bodies of water will really help seal the learning.
This resource includes:
- reading passages
- a layered book
- task cards
- sorting cards
This resource addresses the NGSS Earth's Systems for 2nd Grade:
NGSS 2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
This resource is also aligned with for Reading Informational Text standards for 2nd grade.
This resource is also aligned with Utah SEEd for Second Grade:
This resource is full of great activities including hands-on activities, a close reading activity of a nonfiction 2-page passage on landforms, a layered book, sorting cards, and interactive notebook inserts as well as response pages. Answer keys are also included.
The matching and sorting cards are great for fast finishers and center activities. They are self-checking.
Students will explore the different types of landforms and bodies of water on Earth and how they formed. They will identify where water is found on Earth and what forms the water on Earth takes. They come with four task cards for four different independent activities.
More information on teaching landforms.
Science Concept Addressed:
Bodies of Water
Literacy Skills Addressed Include:
Reasons to support claims
Reading back into the text
The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:
Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
Developing and using models
Analyzing and interpreting data
Constructing explanations (for science)
Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
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