Add technology into your second grade science lessons about Earth’s System: Processes that Shape the Earth. What’s more fun than QR codes? Your 2nd grade students will be engaged in learning how water can be found in many forms on Earth: rivers, lakes, oceans, ponds, canal, etc. (See the complete list below. You can differentiate and pick how many your students use and learn about.)
NGSS focuses science lesson on the roles of water: as solid, ice, or in liquid form, are important in the process of changing the shape of Earth. Build vocabulary with these QR codes that show real photos of the bodies of water that students will need to be able to name by their shape as well as identify where water if found.
Students will read the clue (definition) and then scan the QR code. Their device will then be linked to webpages that contain only a real photo and the name of the body of water. No ads or outside links. Just click on the X in the top corner and your students can scan the next QR code.
QR Codes for These Types of Water:
Your kids can get with a partner and quiz each other. (Just print multiple sets so several groups can work at the same time.) Or working alone, students can fill in the names of the water on the pages included for accountability if you want.
You decide to use only 6 vocabulary words, 8 words or all 12. Differentiate for your students. Let it fit your class and your learning goals!
Both a color and low ink option of QR codes are included. I also added a directions card and label. Just cut them out, glue back to back, and laminate for durability. I store mine in a zippered pencil pouch that has a clear window. But my partners used the cards in book form. (Less cutting for me. Horray!) Make it the way that will make you happy.
Let your students Read the Room or use these QR codes at a Science Center. All you need is a device (such as an iPad) that has a QR code reader app. (A free download!)
This resource was designed to help students learn information addressed in the Next Generation Science Standard.
2-ESS2.Earth’s System: Processes that Shape the Earth
ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes:
Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water
exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)
This resource is purely the creation of Wendy Wished. It has not been endorsed by or created by the authors/publishers of NGSS.
These materials can be utilized to enhance your teaching of science. This is not a curriculum or day by day lessons. These are additional resources that your students can use to apply what they have learned through your lessons.
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The Roles of Water, Ice and Liquid on Earth's Surface Vocabulary
Types of Water and their Roles on Earth Mini Books
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