This bundle of eight lessons is compatible with ALL of the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* for the ENTIRE YEAR!
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In these lessons, students will learn about physical science concepts, such as gravity, elasticity, air pressure, forces, energy, engineering, refining, minerals, atoms, molecules, solids, liquids, gases, reversible and irreversible changes in states of matter.
Students will also 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.
Finally, students will learn about life science concepts, such as plant growth, experimentation, recording and analyzing data, controls and variables, biodiversity among plant species, seeds dispersal, ecological resources and competition for those resources.
Here is what’s included in EACH of the EIGHT 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, NGSS*, 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 TO SEE INDIVIDUAL **PREVIEWS** FOR EACH LESSON IN THIS BUNDLE.
***Breaking Down Recycling***
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standard* 2-PS1-3 which states that the student should “[m]ake observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and make into a new object.”
This Second Grade Physical Science Recycling lesson introduces students to geological and manufacturing concepts, such as ores, minerals, and refining. They will explore how products they use every day, such as glass, aluminum, and plastic are made and then broken down and made into something new. This lesson covers physical science, geology, engineering, and environmental science. It also covers the topic of sorting and classifying as the students organize the steps of plastic recycling and examine the parts of sand to find silica, which is used to make glass.
***How High Will It Bounce?***
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standards* 2-PS1-1 and 2-PS1-2, which state that students should “[p]lan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.” They should also “[a]nalyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.”
This How High Will It Bounce lesson introduces students to basic physics concepts, such as forces, energy, and air pressure. The hands-on project has them fill in both a data table and a bar graph after completing their controlled experiment. They will use the bar graph to compare two sets of data, balls dropped from a high height and balls dropped from a low height. They will also learn about elasticity and materials that are elastic, such as rubber.
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standard 2-PS1-4 which states that the student should “[c]onstruct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.”
This lesson teaches students about states of matter and reversible and irreversible changes in matter through the study of comets. The students will be introduced to atom and molecules and the molecular structure of molecules, particularly water, when it is a solid, liquid, and gas. The hands-on project uses dry ice to make a homemade comet. Dry ice can move directly from a solid to a liquid through sublimation. Your students will absolutely LOVE watching the dry ice smoke as it sublimates right before your eyes!
***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.
This lesson is compatible with the Second Grade Next Generation Science Standard* 2-LS2-1 which states that the student should “[p]lan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow, test one variable at a time.”
This Second Grade Life Science Plant Growth lesson is a great way to get your students to learn how to record scientific data and also appreciate where food comes from. The worksheets introduce the students to the concept of photosynthesis. The hands-on project examines photosynthesis even further by testing whether or not plants need water and sunlight to survive.
***Seeds on the Move***
This lesson is compatible with the 2nd Grade Next Generation Science Standards* 2-LS2-2 and 2-LS4-1, which states that the student will “[d]evelop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.”
The student will also “[m]ake observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.”
This lesson teaches students about biodiversity and adaptations through the study of different types of plant seeds. It begins with an introduction to seeds through a book study, it then discusses the ecology of seeds and examines the variety of seed dispersal methods.
For the first part of the project, students will sort a collection of real seeds and pictures of seeds based on their dispersal methods. They will then move on to complete an Internet study on the diversity and ecology of 9 different types of seeds.
The next part of the hands-on project is all about seed model making. The students will make their own parachutes, helicopters, poppers, as well as examine Velcro up close to see how it is similar to some seeds.
The lesson ends in an assessment and review of the objectives.
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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