This lesson allows students to predict and test the strength of various materials. Use this lesson along with the other Properties Lessons available on our store to introduce various properties through an engaging investigation. This lesson aligns with the NGSS standards which focuses on the properties of materials and also includes writing portions to help incorporate your literacy and STEM instruction. Students get excited to tear things apart and learn about one of the most observable and basic properties...strength!
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This lesson fulfills 2nd Grade NGSS Standards:
2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2-PS1-2.- Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.
Step-by-Step Lesson plan & prep instructions
Observation & Strength Vocabulary Posters
Test Prediction and Recording Sheet
Discussion Questions to engage students in learning
Strength Results & Interpretations Worksheet