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This resource is a complete science unit with engaging lessons and experiments to introduce second and third grade students to science and the scientific method. Students learn about different areas of science, types of scientists and the jobs they do, science tools, science safety, and planning and conducting experiments using the scientific method. Your students will enjoy ten high engagement lessons in a detailed teaching Power Point, science journal and center activities for each lesson, and 3 high interest science experiments that give students lab experience and build a foundation for your future science units.
Students explore and experiment with buoyancy, solubility, and chemical reactions. These fun science experiments give students practice using the scientific method and can also serve as a scaffold to students designing and conducting their own experiments with the included planning pages.
Aligned to both Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards this flexible unit can be taught over 8, 10, or 11 days depending on the number of experiments you choose to do. It includes a multitude of high quality resources, posters and a bonus bulletin board/science wall and can be used at the beginning of the year as an introduction to your science instruction or spread throughout the school year.
-A complete Teacher’s Guide with Unit Overview and Pacing Guide
-10 detailed, step-by-step, scripted lesson plans
-10-Lesson Teaching Power Point to guide you through the unit with Turn and Talk partner discussion and Independent Activity instructions for students after each lesson.
-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters
-Student science journal with activity pages for each lesson
-Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in the blank)
-Final Assessment with optional pages for differentiation
-3 Science experiments- Students explore buoyancy, solubility, and chemical reactions with
The Great Cookie Dunk, Marker Madness and Magic Paintbrush experiments
-Design an Experiment planning pages
-Science center/Extension activities with student direction cards
-Anchor Charts with printable chart parts
-Vocabulary Cards for each lesson
-Science Tools picture cards
SCIENCE REFERENCE WALL RESOURCES
-Science Safety posters
-Scientific Method posters
-Types of Science posters (Earth science, Life science, Physical science)
-Types of Scientists and the jobs they do
-Display Title Cards and Decorative science elements
Please see the preview for details and pictures of the materials included.
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ADDITIONAL SCIENCE RESOURCES for second and third grade: