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Our Changing Earth Labs and Activities

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Included in this set are five activities designed to meet the NGSS second grade standard for Earth's slow and fast changes:
-Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
-Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.
-Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
-Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

The labs and activities included are as follows:
-Slow Changes: Wind
-Preventing Wind Erosion
-Slow Changes: Water
-Preventing Changes from Water
-Slow Changes: Ice
-Fast Changes: Earthquakes
-Fast Changes: Landslides

All of the labs are hands-on and second grade friendly. The labs require some materials, but most of them are common classroom objects. You will want to buy a bag of sand or soil to help with these activities. The labs can be completed in groups, individually, in pairs, or as a whole group depending on your specific classroom needs. Each lab includes the materials needed, directions, and reflection questions. Some labs also have activity sheets where needed.
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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