Project Based Learning for 2nd Grade : Iceberg Experiment NGSS 2-ESS2-3

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1st - 3rd, Homeschool
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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?

The students will get to

  • Read an informational article on Icebergs
  • Investigate icebergs
  • Do a science experiment on icebergs
  • Record their information on a lab sheet
  • Math lesson with temperature
  • Use Close Reading Concepts
  • Informational writing assignment
  • Art lesson
  • There is an additional lab assignment that students will measure the water temperature under different variables.

This is an easy way to add Science to your ELA curriculum. The students also learn to use the Scientific Method.

Included in the unit

  • Step by Step Lesson Plans (Even a Substitute can use them)
  • 2 Different Labs
  • Informational Close Reading Article on Icebergs
  • Comprehension Questions
  • Close Reading Steps
  • Scientific Method Posters
  • Scientific Method Student Sheets
  • Lab Sheets
  • Additional Lessons
  • Answer Keys

The lesson plans included follow the NGSS Earth Science Standards and can be used as a Science Project Based Learning, PBL unit on Earth's Surfaces or just as a

supplementary mini unit.

What is Project Based Learning?

This unit is based off of using PBL, Project Based Learning. PBL is a student centered learning model in which students work on a project for an extended period of time. It helps students gain life skills in problem solving, investigating, and engages them in challenges. It integrates math, technology, social studies, ELA and writing.

You may also be interested in my other 2nd Grade PBL Units.

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40 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.


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