Little 2nd Grade SCIENCE Thinkers {UNIT 1: Matter}

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Karen Jones
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Grade Levels
2nd, Homeschool
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Pages
15 Lesson Plans, 8 books & PowerPoint
$21.95
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Description

Little 2nd grade Science Thinkers is a complete science curriculum specifically for students in grade 2.  It's everything you need to introduce, teach, practice, and assess your students. It incorporates many state and NGSS standards (NGSS standard alignment included). This curriculum was completely researched, designed, and created by Karen Jones.

UNIT 1: MATTER introduces your students to science, properties of matter, and structures. It includes many engaging investigations and experiments for your class. It includes lessons on these topics:

What scientists do

Science tools and safety

The scientific method

States of matter

Observing and classifying properties of matter

Structures and Materials

Assembling and disassembling structures

Changing States of matter

Reversible and irreversible changes

--------------------WHAT'S INCLUDED?---------------------

COMPONENTS OF THE UNIT:

-A complete Teacher Guide

-8 printable/projectable Books for Read Alouds

-15 Step-by-step, Scripted Lesson Plans

-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters

-Anchor Charts

-Investigations and Experiments

-6 Science Stations

-Whole group Activities

-Vocabulary Cards

-Student Workbook

-Quick Checks

-Primary-appropriate Assessment and Rubric for scoring

-Parent Letter

-A COMPLETE unit PowerPoint to guide your teaching during every lesson (all books, targets, activity and workbook pages are included in the PowerPoint- Also includes directions for converting the PowerPoint to Google Slides)

OUTLINE OF UNIT 1:

Lesson 1: BEING A SCIENTIST

Lesson 2: SCIENCE TOOLS AND SAFETY

Lesson 3: THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Lesson 4: STATES OF MATTER

Lesson 5: PROPERTIES OF MATTER

Lesson 6: DESCRIBING MATTER

Lesson 7: CLASSIFYING MATTER

Lesson 8: STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS

Lesson 9: ASSEMBLING AND DISASSEMBLING STRUCTURES

Lesson 10: CHANGING STATES OF MATTER

Lesson 11: REVERSIBLE AND IRREVERSIBLE CHANGES

Lesson 12: SCIENCE STATIONS

Lesson 13: SCIENCE STATIONS

Lesson 14: REVIEW

Lesson 15: ASSESSMENT

*Please download the preview to see all that is included, including NGSS Alignment and samples of everything!*



----------DISTANCE LEARNING?----------

Each unit in this curriculum contains a PowerPoint that guides each lesson and contains the learning targets, read aloud books, some activities, and student workbook pages. You can upload the PowerPoint to your Google Drive, open it in Google Slides, and save as a Google Slide document. (Please note, slides will not contain movable pieces.)

-------OTHER LITTLE 2ND GRADE SCIENCE THINKERS UNITS:--------

Unit 2: LIVING THINGS
Unit 3: HABITATS

Unit 4: Earth's Systems (Coming in 2022)
TBA

Please note: A growing curriculum bundle will not be available. Please follow my store, Facebook page and/or email list to receive notifications of product releases. Each new unit is heavily discounted for a limited time so that you can take advantage of bundle pricing without having to wait for the bundle.


------------LITTLE 2nd Grade SOCIAL STUDIES Thinkers--------
Unit 1: Government & Civics
Unit 2: Learning About the Past (coming soon)

----------------------BUYING FOR A TEAM?--------------------------

LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. Licenses are non-transferable, meaning they can not be passed from one teacher to another. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in transferable licenses to accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me for a quote at karen@mrsjonessclass.com .

--------------------------RELATED CURRICULUM-------------------------------

KINDERGARTEN Little Science Thinkers

FIRST GRADE Little Science Thinkers

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Total Pages
15 Lesson Plans, 8 books & PowerPoint
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 month
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
NGSS2-PS1-4
Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot. Examples of reversible changes could include materials such as water and butter at different temperatures. Examples of irreversible changes could include cooking an egg, freezing a plant leaf, and heating paper.
NGSS2-PS1-1
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
NGSS2-PS1-2
Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency. Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.
NGSS2-PS1-3
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.

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