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Heating Land and Water
2.E.1.1 - Summarize how energy from the sun serves as a source of light that warms the land, air and water.
Two clear plastic containers for sand and water
2 Thermometers
Sunlight or lamp to create sunlight
Chart Activity
Record Activity
Write Activity
Comparing the temperatures water and sand.
Freezing Water
2.P.2.2 - Compare the amount (volume and weight) of water in a container before and after freezing.
-Record
-Write
How the volume of water changes when it freezes.
Comparing Penguins
2.L.2.2 - Recognize that there is variation among individuals that
are related.
2.RI.1 - Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
-Record
-FotoToon
-Journal
Comparing the different types of penguins in FotoToon.
Comparing Life Cycles
2.L.1.2 - Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.
-Browse (Wegivebooks.org - register if you haven’t already - it’s free!)
-Labyrinth
-Journal
Making a Labyrinth about different animals from a story that the students read.
Melting Ice
2.P.2.2 - Compare the amount (volume and weight) of water in a container before and after freezing.
-Chart Activity
-Record Activity
-Write Activity
-ice cubes, container of water, scale
Recording the elapsed time for ice melting.
Life Cycles
2.L.1 - Understand animal life cycles
2.L.1.2 – Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs
-Wikipedia
-Write
-Labyrinth
Using Write to compare the life cycles of different animals.
Life Cycle Comic
2.L.1.1. – Summarize the life cycle of animals including:
- Before birth
- Birth
- Developing into an adult
- Reproducing
- Aging and Death
-Browse Activity/Wikipedia
-Write Activity
-Paint Activity
-FotoToon Activity
Creating a comic of an animals life cycle.
How the Ear Works
2.P.1.2 – Summarize the relationship between sound and objects of the body that vibrate – eardrum and vocal cords.
-Browse
-Write
Learning the location and function of the eardrum.
Tracking Weather
2.E.1.2 - Summarize weather conditions using qualitative and quantitative measures to describe:
• Temperature
• Wind direction
• Wind speed
• Precipitation
-Browse
-Write
Collecting the data for the weather and making a chart in Write.
Tracking Temperature
2.E.1.3 – Compare weather patterns that occur over time and relate observable patterns to time of day and time of year.
-Thermometer/Browse
-Chart Activity
-Journal
Looking at the temperature change during the day.
Sound
2.P.1.1 – Illustrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and columns of air.
-Measure Activity
-Write Activity
Comparing different sound using the mic on the XO.
Similar Traits
2.L.2.2 - Recognize that there is variation among individuals that are related.
-Record
-Journal
-Portfolio
Taking the XO home to take pictures of family members and comparing the traits.
Weather Tools
2.E.1.4 - Recognize the tools that scientists use for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the seasons.
-Weather Tools
-Record
-Journal
-Portfolio
Creating a Journal about all the tools used to measure weather.
Weather Report
2.E.1.4 – Recognize the tools that scientists use for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the seasons.
-FotoToon
-Record (Microphones work best for videos)
-Journal
Students are using Record to make a weather report.
Water Evaporation
2.P.2.3 - Compare what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container.
-cups, water, plastic wrap
-Write
-Record
Looking at water to see how it will evaporate.
Water Cycle
2.E.1 – Understand the patterns of weather and the factors that affect weather.
-Paint/Record-FotoToon
-Journal
Explaining each step of the water cycle.