This engaging unit was made specifically to address the Next Generation Science Standard 2-ESS-1, and 2-ESS-2 for second grade. A variety of activities are included with a heavy focus of developing a conceptural undersanding of Earth's Processes and how they shape the Earth. Included in this unit:
Activity 1: Informational Reading: How Did The Grand Canyon Form? Students read about the Earth’s processes that have shaped the Grand Canyon.
Activity 2: Slowly or Quickly? Students classify different Earth events by how fast and slow they happen.
Activity 3: There She Blows Students investigate how wind impacts the earth.
Activity 4: Sugar Cube Shack Students build a sugar cube structure and then simulate rain and examine the impact.
Activity 5: Mud Slide: Students simulate a mud slide using soil and cubes to represent houses.
Activity 6: Volcano Eruption: Students create a simple mini volcano and then add substances to make it erupt.
Activity 7: Earth's Water: Students study a variety of maps to investigate different sources of water.
Activity 8: Mapping and Area Students create a salt dough map and label the important landforms.
Activity 9: Word Wall Cards and Activities: Word wall cards and suggested games and activities.
Activity 10: Earth’s Processes Bingo: To help review vocabulary from this unit, students play bingo.
An optional post test and grading rubric are also included.
If you like this unit check out Interdependent Relationships in an Ecosystem, the 2nd Gade NGSS Unit to address 2-LS-1 and 2-LS-4:
Interdependent Relationships in an Ecosystems
And also Structures and Properties of Matter, the 2nd grade unit to address 2-PS1
Structure and Properties of Matter
If you'd like to purchase the 2nd grade Entire Year Bundle that includes all 3 major units along with informational readings and engineering activities, check this out:
2nd Grade Entire Year Bundle
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