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Testing Matter (Second Grade Lesson)

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Lesson Topic: Testing Matter (Topic 2 of 4)

This lesson is:
• based on the 5Es
• based on inquiry-based learning (encourages minds-on/hands-on learning)
• cross-curricular in nature
• aligned to the Second Grade NGSS Standards


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Targeted Standard(s):
• Science:
2-PS1-2: Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. (Examples of properties could include strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency. Assessment of quantitative measurements is limited to length.)

Additional Standard(s):
• Vocabulary:
2.RI.4: Determine the meaning of words/phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
• Comprehension:
2.RI.5: Know and use text features (e.g. captions, bold print, subheadings, glossaries, indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
2.RI.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
• Speaking and Listening:
2.SL.1: Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics/texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.

Lesson Components:
• I can statement(s)
• Possible question(s)
• Teacher Vocabulary cards (aligned to NGSS standards)
• Suggestion teacher reads/trade books (fiction and non-fiction)
• Generic lesson plan flowchart based upon NGSS and the 5 Es
• Editable Science Talk flip book cards
• Editable Science Detective graphic organizer

Other Lesson Items:
• Recording sheet
• Observation sheet
Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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