This unit is designed with the Grade 2 Manitoba Science curriculum in mind, but the lessons and activities are suitable to be used with any curriculum about the states of matter. This unit is for Cluster 2: Solids, Liquids, and Gases.
Each unit contains a lesson idea and interactive journal page for each unit outcome. There is also one science experiment and one design process project in each unit.
This particular unit has a lot of hands-on demonstration/lesson ideas. All ideas use simple, household items. Most of the demonstrations are just suggestions and are not needed to complete the journal pages.
These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:
1. Unit title page
2. Write and illustrate important unit vocabulary
3. Sort liquids and solids
4. Describe the properties of solids and give examples
5. Describe the properties of liquids and give examples
6. Compare and contrast the properties of liquids and solids
7. Test which solids dissolve in water and which don't (science experiment)
8. Test how different solids and liquids interact with each other
9. Match liquids we use at home to how we use them
10. Test different materials to see which is the most absorbent
11. Describe what happens when certain solids and liquids are combined
12. Recognize that air is all around us
13. Describe some of the gases that make up air
14. Describe the properties of gases and give examples
15. Explore how water changes states
16. Compare how solids and liquids can change states or remain the same in different circumstances
17. Describe how to safely dispose of solids and liquids
18. Test objects to see if the sink or float
19. Describe how to make a sinking object float and a floating object sink
20. Design a boat to hold a certain weight (design process)
Buy this unit separately or in a bundle with my other three units to save money: Second Grade Interactive Science Journal: BUNDLE
*Updated July 4/16* This unit comes bundled with two files now--the original PDF version and an editable PowerPoint version. If you teach Science in another language (German or French perhaps?) you can edit the text boxes on the student pages to meet your needs. The teacher information pages are not editable, but all the student pages are! You do need to have PowerPoint in order to edit the file.