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Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

 
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My Super Fantanbulous Terrific Science Notebook

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When students complete this lesson, they will have an interactive notebook specifically designed to support their personal learning.

 
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Discovering Fossils; A Classroom Dig

4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
4th Grade Science » Unit: Fossils
Mary Ellen Kanthack
Genoa City, WI
Environment: Rural
 
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In this short lesson, students discover the difference between an artifact and a fossil.

 
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What Does It Matter

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is important for students to develop the vocabulary of a scientist by learning some terms that are used to classify large groups of objects.

 
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Science is "Snow" Much Fun! (Part 1)

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Making "snow" in summer leads to interesting scientific observations!

 
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Defining Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
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Students explore the 3 states of matter using balloons.

 
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Ways to Classify Objects

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students often classify objects by size and shape. Now they will look more at the properties of objects such as hardness, flexibility and texture.

 
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Tools not Toys!!!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Inquiry in Science
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Inquiry in Science
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Not all toys are toys. Sometimes, they can be tools. Learn the difference between them.

 
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Scientists Classify Things

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Do Scientists Do?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Do Scientists Do?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
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Classification is one way that scientists make sense of the things in our world.

 
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Is It Science?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Do Scientists Do?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Do Scientists Do?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Many students think of chemistry as science, but science is so much more and students need to broaden their understanding of science before engaging in science activities.

 
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Use Your Senses!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Working like a Scientist
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Working like a Scientist
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you imagine your students using the science process skills scientists use to investigate?

 
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Mystery Matter

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 5 Matter and Its Interactions
Renee Hoover
El Segundo, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore their concepts of what a liquid is when they test the mystery matter.

 
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Science is "Snow" Much Fun! (Part 2)

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Igniting Science Inquiry
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

A melting snowman experiment is snow much fun!

 
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Hot and Cold

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Some things change permanently as a result of hot or cold. Some can revert back to where they started.

 
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Is a liquid, solid, or a gas?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Learning About Matter
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Learning About Matter
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
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Students infer what type of matter is inside the plastic container.

 
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Testing Tower Materials - Part 1

2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
2nd Grade Science » Unit: What Is It Made Out Of?
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scientists choose materials for certain jobs based on the properties of those materials. Students explore why properties of matter are important.

 
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