This bundle of three lessons is compatible with ALL of the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* for Earth Science.
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In these lessons, students will learn about Earth science concepts, such as glaciers and the water cycle, the states of matter on Earth, how to protect shorelines from storm damage, the geology of Earth and Mars, and so much more!
Here is what’s included in EACH of the THREE lessons:
-A clickable Table of Contents
-Teacher notes and materials list
-Next Generation Science Standards* “I can…” and “I understand…” classroom poster
-Vocabulary cards covering the topics of the lesson
-Worksheet(s) covering the lesson objectives
-Supplemental blog posts explaining the hands-on activity in detail on my website Curious Little Classroom
-An assessment covering the lesson objectives
-Answer keys for worksheets, activity, and assessment
-A comprehensive lesson plan including:
Title, Grade, Objectives, CCSS, Materials Needed, Connections to Real Life, Connections Across the Curriculum, Anticipated Difficulties with the Content, Pre-Requisite Knowledge, Key Vocabulary, Lesson Delivery Method, Examples for Better Understanding, Assessment, Wrap Up and Review, Extensions, and Modifications.
Click the links below for more information on each lesson included in this bundle, including PREVIEWS and more in depth descriptions.
***Roving Around Mars***
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* 2-ESS1-1 and 2-ESS1-2 which state that the student should “[u]se information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly” and “[d]evelop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.”
This lesson teaches students about geology through a comparison of the geologic events and formations on Earth with those on Mars. The students will learn about how geologic formations, such as glaciers, rivers, volcanoes, and earthquakes change the landscape of both Earth and Mars. They will determine how quickly these events occur and learn that some changes happen immediately while others occur slowly over thousands or millions of years.
The lesson is research based, using suggested Internet sites to answer geologic questions. Students will develop and understanding of what it means to find valid scientific information online and be able to answer geologic questions using a variety of sources.
***Glaciers and Water***
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standard* 2-ESS2-3, which states that the student should, “[o]btain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.”
This lesson focuses on the water cycle, and what states water is found in on Earth. It then concentrates specifically on glaciers, which hold a percentage of all of the Earth’s water as ice. There are step by step instructions on how to make a simulated valley glacier out of goo as well as a model glacial environment, which includes mountains, glacial moraine and an iceberg.
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standard* 2-ESS2-1, which states that students should “[c]ompare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.”
This Shoreline Protection lesson helps students understand the fragility of the shore and allows them to appreciate the importance of protecting it. This lesson can be used to teach about shoreline protection along both ocean and lake shores. If you live near a river, it can also work, you would just have to change the protection structure to a levee system instead of sand dunes. The lesson concludes with a critical thinking question in which the students use their knowledge of shoreline protection to decide what actions should be taken to protect a hypothetical home they are going to move into.
These lessons can be used in a general education or special education classroom, in a home school setting, or as an enrichment experience.
NGSS Lead States. 2013. Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.
*"Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.”
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