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Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

 
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How Can Wind Change the Shape of the Land?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Wind is a powerful force! It can change the land in many ways. Let's take this idea down to its basic level and observe how wind can create change.

 
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How Can Water Change the Shape of the Land?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Water is one of the major sources of change in our land. But how does this process work? Let's investigate!

 
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Quick or Slow? I've Got To Know!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Earth changes can happen quickly or slowly. The students will work in teams to stake a claim about these changes and then use texts to find evidence to prove their claims.

 
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How Are Mountains Made?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We can use models to help us explain something that is hard to understand, like the formation of mountains. Luckily Milky Way is here to save the day!

 
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How Do Glaciers Change the Shape of the Land?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Glaciers have drastically changed and shaped our land for over thousands of years. But exactly how does this happen? Let's observe a model to help us understand.

 
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Earthquake Inquiry: There's a Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On!

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Shaking? Quaking? We have so many questions about earthquakes! Let's begin our study by using these questions as a guide for researching to find our own answers.

 
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How Do Scientists Measure Earthquakes?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Earthquakes make the Earth rock 'n roll. Scientists measure an earthquake's intensity on a scale. We can graph that information to learn about earthquakes.

 
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Using Skittles to Learn about Weathering and Erosion

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth Changes
Melissa Collins
Memphis, TN
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How does erosion and weathering affect the land?

 
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What Shapes the Land?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Beautiful images and diagrams in a book don't just look pretty. We can use them to help us understand what we are reading.

 
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Incredible Edible Earth Changes

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Earth's plates move on the mantle which creates changes. We can model that movement by using graham crackers and whipped cream. What's not to love?

 
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How Can the Layers of the Earth be Modeled?

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, the children will learn about the layers of the Earth and explain how models can be used. Then they will compare two different models.

 
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Make a Mini Earth Model

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Studying the Earth can be deliciously fun! The children will make two simple models of the Earth's layers, one with Oreo cookies and another with paper.

 
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Let's Compare Erosion Design Solutions

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Erosion can be very destructive, so people create solutions to try to stop it from changing the land. What are some ways that are effective? Let's find out by comparing real-life solutions.

 
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Volcano Art and Writing Project

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We have learned so much about volcanoes. Let's take that knowledge make a product that is an educational trifecta--blending science, art and writing!

 
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Writing a Procedural Text of How Mountains are Made

2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
2nd Grade Science » Unit: Earth's Changes
Jeri Faber
Ringwood, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

How are mountains formed? We know, and can write the steps of mountain formation!

 
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