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Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

 
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Can You Hear Me Now?

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:

Material engineers learn about sound waves as they explore the properties of different materials that do the best job of absorbing sound.

 
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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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This Candy is Not What it Seems

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4- The Alpine Mountain Environment
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Unit 4- The Alpine Mountain Environment
Veronique Paquette
East Wenatchee, WA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson works through the investigative process with a common candy, gummy bears. It offers children the opportunity to begin with a question and work it through to draw a conclusion.

 
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What Is It Used For

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 materials are better suited to a job than others. Students will design ways to test the materials to see how they can best be used.

 
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Preventing Erosion on Our School Grounds

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Earth
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Understanding Our Earth
Beth McKenna
York, ME
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students can use their own surroundings to recognize and attempt to repair the results of human impacts on the environment.

 
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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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Structure Influences Strength and Stability

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Building Towers and the Engineering Design Process
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students will have the opportunity to tie the ideas learned in this unit about structures together. They will also learn that structures that are strong and stable share common characteristics.

 
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Building A Model Roller Coaster

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 need to understand that some materials are better suited to a job than others. Building a model can help them experience that.

 
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Testing Tower Materials - Part 2

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 are working as scientists to explore the properties of matter and how some properties make materials more suitable for a job than others.

 
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Understanding Materials, Shapes and Changes

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:

This lesson will provide an assessment of student understanding of the importance of how shape and materials make a difference to the function of an object.

 
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What Else Do Scientists Notice

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

Scientists often rely on cause and effect to figure out how something works. Students will attempt to analyze and explain the concepts of cause and effect.

 
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