Scientists & The Scientific Method, Scientific Processes NGSS | 2nd 3rd Grade

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Linda Kamp
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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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232 pgs. + Teaching Power Point
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This is perfect!! I loved introducing the Scientific Process using this resource! It is very engaging and my students had fun with the lessons!
This has been such a great way to introduce science and get the students engaged in the scientific method. Thank you!
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This resource is a complete science unit with engaging lessons and experiments to introduce second, third, and even fourth grade students to science, the scientific method, and other processes scientists use. Students learn the 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.

CLICK HERE for a digital version of the student activities in this unit plus audio teaching slides.

Students 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.

Lesson topics:

  • types of scientists & jobs scientists do
  • areas of science
  • inquiry
  • scientific processes
  • investigating buoyancy
  • investigating solubility
  • investigating chemical reactions
  • the scientific method
  • science safety
  • science tools

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.

Included in the unit:

  • 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
  • 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

3 Science Experiments

Students explore:

Buoyancy - The Great Cookie Dunk

Solubility - Marker Madness

Chemical reactions - Magic Paintbrush

Science Focus 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 all materials included.

CLICK HERE for all 3rd grade science units and yearlong curriculum.

CLICK HERE for all 3nd grade science units and yearlong curriculum.

Happy teaching,

Linda Kamp

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Total Pages
232 pgs. + Teaching Power Point
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Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.


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