STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering

STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
STEM Units of Study: 2nd Grade: Unit One Introduction to Science and Engineering
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STEM Units of Study includes STEM activities, lesson plans, challenges, an introduction to science and engineering, and complete curriculum to teach four weeks of STEM to your second graders. Each day focuses on the 5E model and provides you with the exact tools to illustrate the concepts. All of the guesswork has been removed with this NO PREP unit of study.

After completing this unit, your students will be able to compare and contrast science and engineering fields of study, work productively in your STEM lab or classroom, determine necessary tools for use, better understand scientific inquiry and the engineering design model, as well as successfully work through STEM challenges.

Pacing Guide, Yearly Overview, and Science and Engineering Notebook Cover Sheet FREE with Preview Download.

Included in the first 5E unit of study:
•Big Picture Broken Down- Second Grade Quarterly STEM Topics
•Unit One Overview
•Possible Structure for STEM 5 Day or 3 Day
•Unit 1: An Introduction to Science and Engineering {complete with performance expectations, disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, essential questions, vocabulary, and materials needed)
•Lesson Plans for Each Unit
•Student Activities
•Science and Engineering Student Notebook (with options for less paper)
•STEM Challenges
•Vocabulary
•Tool Sorts
•Compare and Contrast Science and Engineering
•Nonfiction Text with questions and integration of ELA standards
•Background Information {inducing purpose for the shift from science to STEM, science and engineering practices overview, science and engineering practices broken down by grade level K-5, and science topics K-5}
•Assessment- tool sorts, exit tickets, questions to nonfiction text, science and engineering notebook responses, and project designs

Weekly Breakdown
Week One:

Procedures and Routines in the Science/STEM/Engineering/Makerspace Classroom
Nonfiction Passages on Introduction to Science and Engineering
Questioning like a scientist and engineer
Literacy Connections: Ava Twist, Scientist and Rosie Revere, Engineer

Week Two:
Engage/Explore: Nonfiction Passages on Science and Engineering Tools
Explain/Elaborate/Evaluate: Academic Vocabulary/Sorts
Engage: Ask, Imagine, and plan a solution for a pool (STEM/Makerspace Challenge)
Explore: Create the solution
Explain/Evaluate: Reflect and Improve Upon Solutions and Share- Compare and Contrast solutions

Week Three:
Engage/Explore: Literature Connection- Questions, Questions and creating lookers in nature
Explain/Elaborate/Evaluate: Nonfiction passages on Science Inquiry and Thinking Like a Scientist
Engage/Explore: Literature Connection- The World is Waiting for YOU
Explain/Elaborate/Evaluate: Nonfiction reading passages on the Engineering Design Process and Thinking Like An Engineer
Engage/Explore: Literature Connection- Iggy Peck, Architect

Week Four:

Engage/Explore: Nonfiction Engineering and Science Safety
Explain/Elaborate/Evaluate: Comparing and Contrasting Scientists and Engineers
Engage/Explore: Ask, Imagine, and Plan Waterslide Challenge
Explore: Create Solution
Explain/Evaluate: Share out and Reflect Upon Improvements to Waterslide

Informational Text Standards Covered:
RI.1 Asking and Answering Questions
RI.4 Vocabulary
RI.5 Text Features
RI.7 Images

Pieces of this Unit Sold Separately:
• The Practice of Engineering Reading Comprehension Passages
• The Practice of Science Reading Comprehension Passages
• The Practice of Science and Engineering Reading Comprehension Bundle
• Summer Makerspace/ STEM Challenge: Build a Pool
• Summer Makerspace/ STEM Challenge: Build a Waterslide

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Total Pages
128 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 month
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