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Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.

 
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The Wonderful Towers of Watts--Building Background Knowledge

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:

The students will learn about a famous beautiful tower, which helps to build their background knowledge of towers and structures. They will also learn that a newspaper article contains important information.

 
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Thousands of Tiny Pieces Can Create Something BIG!

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:

Simon Rodia built the Watts Towers by gathering fragments of "junk" he found in the neighborhood. He put all of these small pieces together to build a spectacular tower. Something BIG can be created from lots of smaller pieces.

 
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What is a Scientist?

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

It is all in the way you approach it. Understanding the world of inquiry and carefully scaffolding lessons to build upon learning to guide students through the process of investigation.

 
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cute scientist
   

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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Building Things In Different Ways

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:

Objects that are made of small pieces can be taken apart and reassembled another way.

 
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Systems

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

Half - Whole...parts - pieces. They all have a place and a purpose.

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system
   

Take It Apart, Put It Together

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:

Objects are made up of smaller parts. Students delight in taking things apart and this is one time when taking it apart will be encouraged.

 
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"Let go of my Lego"

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Cars and Ramps
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Cars and Ramps
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Junior scientists use their imagination to create a Lego car. This investigation allows scientists to see that they can put items together to create some new product.

 
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lego car
   

Products and Properties

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:

So many objects, so few materials! Scientists identify materials used in products. Then create a tally chart to discover the materials used most frequently.

 
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product
   

Design a Pattern

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 the concepts that a variety of designs can be made from a set number of shapes .

 
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pattern
   

Dream Something Big--Building Background Knowledge

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:

The children will be building background knowledge for building their own tower later in the unit by comparing and contrasting two versions of the same event. They will also learn that people build towers using design principles.

 
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dream something big
   

We Can Create From Tiny Pieces, Too!

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:

The students will have a blast making their own Watts Tower from tiny pieces of "junk" to explore the idea of a great variety of things can be made from a set of small pieces.

 
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