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Second Grade NGSS 2-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe and ESS2 Earth's Systems

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These second-grade science lesson plans include everything you need to teach the second-grade NGSS 2-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe and 2-ESS2 Earth's Systems.

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Lesson 1 - Natural Events that Change the Earth Quickly

Lesson 2 - Natural Events that Change the Earth Slowly

Lesson 3 - Review of Quick and Slow Changes

Lesson 4 - What are Landforms?

Lesson 5 - Where is Water on Earth?

Lesson 6 - Develop a Model to Represent the Shapes and Kinds of Land and Bodies

of Water in Your State

Lesson 7 - STEM Challenge: Design a Solution to Prevent Water from Changing the

Shape of the Land

Included within this resource are:

- the standards

- suggested YouTube Videos and Books

- Geologist Poster

- KLEWS Chart (KWL for Science)

- student worksheets for collecting data and recording observations

- Natural Disasters Poster

- Natural Disasters Flipbook

- Elephant Toothpaste Experiment

- Weathering Reading Passage

- Weathering Activity and Questions

- Erosion Reading Passage and Questions

- Erosion Activities

- Weather/Erosion Venn Diagram

- 14 Photographs of Weathering and Erosion

- Task Cards with Information about Natural Events that Change the Surface of the


- Landforms Booklet

- Landforms Matching Task Cards

- Flipbook- Earth's Water in Three States of Matter and Posters

- Rain in a Bottle Experiment

- engineering and design process posters

- 20 colorful essential vocabulary cards with graphics and definitions

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. Assessment does not include quantitative scaling in models.
Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land. Examples of solutions could include different designs of dikes and windbreaks to hold back wind and water, and different designs for using shrubs, grass, and trees to hold back the land.
Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly. Examples of events and timescales could include volcanic explosions and earthquakes, which happen quickly and erosion of rocks, which occurs slowly. Assessment does not include quantitative measurements of timescales.
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.


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