States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS

States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
States & Properties of Matter | Second Grade Science NGSS
Common Core State Standards
Next Generation Science Standards
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
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47 MB|264 pages + Power Point
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This is an in-depth states and properties of matter unit for second grade. Designed to excite your students' curiosity and connect prior knowledge, students learn through engaging, high-interest lessons with hands-on investigations and experiments.

Students are introduced to science practices, such as making observations, constructing explanations, using evidence to support a claim, and designing solutions to problems.

Aligned to Next Generation Science Standards, commonly taught state science standards, and Common Core State Standards, this flexible unit can be taught over 10, 15, or 17 days depending on the number of experiments you choose to do.

During each lesson students are presented with engineering connections that enable them to understand how solids, liquids, and gases are used in their everyday lives. Students plan and carry out investigations and experiments, Turn and Talk with partner discussion questions and Write About It with science journal activities.

Assess each lesson with 2 quick check/exit ticket options in fill in the blank or short written response format. A unit assessment concludes the unit.

I’ve included detailed, scripted lesson plans, guiding questions and objectives cards, science center extension activities and a related videos and read alouds list with all in an easy-prep planning binder. I’ve made it easier than ever to plan and teach an organized and effective unit, stress-free!


-A complete Teacher’s Guide with Unit Overview and Pacing Guide

-Standards alignment page with NGSS and CCSS for each lesson

-8 Detailed scripted lesson plans. Each lesson takes 1-2 days to teach.

-8 Investigation/experiments with lab procedures and step-by-step directions with

-8-Lesson Teaching Power Point to guide you through the unit with Turn and Talk
partner discussion and Independent Activity instructions for students after each

-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters

-Student science journal with activity pages for each lesson

-Vocabulary lesson cards + full page posters

-Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in
the blank)

-Final Assessment

-Related videos and book list

5 Literacy-Based Science Centers

Reinforce science content as students practice these literacy skills:

Cause & Effect



Comparing & Contrasting

Applying Vocabulary


Lesson 1: Describing Matter

Investigation 1: Cracker Lab

Lesson 2: Properties of Matter

Investigation 2: Testing Flexibility

Lesson 3: Understanding & Using Solids

Investigation 3: Design-A-Toy Using a Solid, Liquid & Gas

Lesson 4: Understanding & Using Liquids

Investigation 4: Design-Build-Test Model Dam

Lesson 5: Understanding & Using Gases

Investigation 5: Carbonation Exploration Pop Rocks Lab

Lesson 6: Changing Matter (Reversible and Irreversible Changes)

Investigation 6: Push & Pull Play Doh Lab

Lesson 7: Temperature and Matt

Investigation 7: Ice Cream in a Bag

Lesson 8: Matter Within Objects

Investigation 8: What Shapes Are Best for Building?

*Please see the preview for details and pictures of all materials included in your download.

Note: This is a very large unit that downloads as a zipped folder with 3 separate files inside. CLICK HERE for directions to open a ZIP file.

Happy teaching!

Linda Kamp

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Total Pages
264 pages + Power Point
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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