SORT Landforms | Weathering, Erosion, and Tectonics 2nd Grade NGSS Science

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Description

In this SORT science station, read about types of landforms and how they are made. They sort them into categories of whether they are being built up or eroding. Students then answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

This SORT station is also available in a larger bundle of 8 Shape of Our World Second Grade Science Stations

Google Classroom™️ Components Include:

► Google Form™️ with Reading Text & Differentiated Questions

► Google Slides™️ with Sort Activity

Included in this resource:

  • Links to Google™️ Resources noted above
  • Student Text in four formats
  • MP3 Audio of the Text Read Aloud
  • Sorting Activity with color cards
  • Sorting Activity in a black and white worksheet
  • Differentiated Questions (short answer, fill-in-the-blank with and without a word bank, task cards, multiple-choice questions)
  • Answer Key

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The full set of the Shape of Our World Science Stations Include

Big Idea Posters that explain the core ideas of the stations (BUNDLE ONLY)

Vocabulary Cards in two formats with and without pictures (BUNDLE ONLY)

Watch a Video - Students watch a video in order to learn about globes or about landforms and bodies of water.  They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Play a Game - Students play a video game, a board game, a crossword puzzle, or word search and learn about maps. Students answer questions to reinforce new learning.

Investigate the Compass Rose - Students read about the compass rose on maps and how to use a compass.  They make a compass in order to investigate this.  They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Diagram Your Room Map - Students read about maps and scale.  They make a map of the classroom, drawn to scale, and answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Read about Plate Tectonics - Students read about how maps show details of plate tectonics.  They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Model Bodies of Water - Students read about bodies of water and put together a map in order to create a model of where bodies of water are with respect to landforms.  They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Explore Types of Maps - Students read about and explore types of maps.  They answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Sort Landforms - Students read about types of landforms and how they are made.  They sort them into categories of whether they are being built up or eroding.  They then answer questions in order to reinforce what they have learned.

Differentiated Responses

Each station includes four different ways to respond to the experience at the station: short answer questions, fill-in-the-blank questions, task cards with short answers, task cards with multiple choice. All the variations are similar to one another. Choose the format that best fits your classroom and students. Students are encouraged to use their science journal, but worksheets are included as well.

Each station is designed to last about 15-20 minutes. Students may do one a day for 8 days, 2 a day for four days, or any format that works for your classroom. Because there are additional activities for the Watch and Play stations, you can offer those as a choice within that station or offer them as an early finisher station, as well.

NGSS Standards

In Second Grade, students are expected to demonstrate understanding in the following area:

• 2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

This correlates with the DCI 2-ESS2.B, which states:

• Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area.

The Investigate, Model, and Explore stations correlate with the Engineering Design DCI ETS1.C, which states:

• Because there is always more than one possible solution to a problem, it is useful to compare and test designs. (K-2-ETS1-3)

The Investigate, Diagram, Model, and Explore stations meet the Science and Engineering Practices:

• Developing and Using Models: Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, or storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions. Develop a model to represent patterns in the natural world. (2-ESS2-2) The Investigate, Diagram, Explore, and Model Stations use models to compare different types of maps or mapping tools.

• Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions: Constructing explanations and designing solutions in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence-based accounts of natural phenomena and designing solutions. Compare multiple solutions to a problem. (2-ESS2-1) The Investigate, Diagram, Explore, and Model Stations allow students to compare maps or mapping tools. They can optionally compare these between groups.

• Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information: Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K–2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information. Obtain information using various texts, text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons), and other media that will be useful in answering a scientific question. (2-ESS2-3)Every Station in this set provides students with information about maps. Moreover, the Diagram, Explore, and Model Stations allow students to gain information about maps by making maps and mapping tools.

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