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Project Based Learning Year Long Bundle 2nd Grade

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    Description

    In this Project Based Learning Science and Social Studies Bundle you will have everything you need to teach PBL this year! Creating these units are time consuming for any teacher and this bundle will save you hours and hours of work, planning and your time. We take the boring and make PBL fun and easy to teach. It includes a Plant Unit, Economics and Financial Literacy Unit, Habitats and Ecosystem Unit, an Iceberg Unit and more. These are all the top selling 2nd grade PBL units that we have.

    Some units are DIGITAL

    If you want to see what these look like in the classroom...

    check out these blog articles:

    Economics and Financial Literacy

    Plant Unit

    How to use Project Based Learning in the Classroom

    ECONOMICS AND FINANCIAL LITERACY

    Students learn the ins and outs of getting paid, paying taxes, saving, spending and giving, needs, wants, producers, consumers, farm to fork, supply and demand, and limited resources. The class will read a story that walks them through opening their own small business. They do each step along the way. In the end they get to participate in a class marketplace where they practice marketing, giving change, talking with customers and more. It is an interactive and engaging project that students will remember for a long time. SOME LESSONS ARE DIGITAL

    PLANT UNIT OVERVIEW

    With your students you will be able to teach them all about the parts of plants, their functions, do activities with the parts of plants, grow your own plants using experimental methods, read about plants in Close Reading articles and Mini Books, do sequence writing with informational articles, craftivities, inquiry based Science Stations, dissect, make a plant flip book, figure out what plants we can eat, and end it all with a culminating event.

    HABITATS and ECOSYSTEMS

    (Includes a Digital Unit as well as a Digital Interactive Notebook)

    Make learning to do research fun! Using the PBL Model, students get to use close reading articles, books, pictures, videos and technology to research a habitat. This process helps students gain skills in problem solving, group work, investigating, and engages them in challenges. This unit integrates math, science, ELA and writing. Through all this learning, they end up with a final project about their habitat and get to do a presentation. This unit can be done in class or as a Distance Learning Unit or a hybrid plan.

    ICEBERG EXPERIMENT AND RESEARCH

    This mini unit is a 4 day Step by Step Lesson Plan to teach students using the NGSS 2-ESS2-3 Standards. It is easy to use and interactive for the students.

    The students answer the question: What effect does saltwater have on icebergs? How does adding salt and ice to the water affect the temperature of the water? This unit uses research about icebergs to write a paper and then the students get a chance to do an experiment using some of the information that they learned.

    INCLUDED

    • For the Economics Unit there are Step by Step and very detailed lesson plans for you. It saves you all the planning.
    • 34 Page Narrative Financial Literacy E-Book about two kids who start their own small business. It teaches Financial Literacy, vocabulary and walks the students through the process of starting their own business.
    • Full Business Plan For Students (This includes a new business booklet that is 31 pages with all the information that they need to start their new business. It can all be done in class)
    • Step by Step Lesson Plans for the Iceberg Labs (Even a Substitute can use them)
    • Informational Close Reading Article on Icebergs
    • Step by Step Lesson Plans on Plants for over 18 days. I guide you through each lesson and prepare you along the way.
    • Planting Experiment to help students see exactly what plants need to grow
    • Dissecting Flowers Experiment to help students look a little closer at the inside plants and the similarities and differences between plants.
    • 4 Mini Books About Plants (Differentiated) and What Plants we can eat. These books work great as independent work, in science stations, or whole group.

    TEKS USED

    1st Grade: TEKS 1.9A, 1.9B, 1.9C, 1.9D

    2nd Grade: TEKS 2.11A, 2.11B, 2.11D, 2.11E, 2.11F

    3rd Grade: TEKS 2.9B, 2.9C, 2.9D, 2.9F

    HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE

    Since this unit is a Project Based Learning Unit, it includes the standards from various subject areas. Depending on your ELA and Writing Block, many of the activities in this unit can be used during that time.

    Also, many of the activities work very well in Inquiry Science Centers or for small group rotations.

    The mini books and Close Reading can be used during a reading block.

    If you want to see one of the units in action, check out the Blog Article all about how to implement it in the classroom, CLICK HERE.

    You may also be interested in my other Project Based Learning Units, click here for more information.

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    Thank you so much,

    Special Treat Friday, Heather McKinsey

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    Standards

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    Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.
    Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
    Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
    Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

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