Earth/Space Science


Moonaw Snowflake Projection: Activity 3.20
Lesson Type and Summery: Earth Science (Weather and Climate)
In this handson lesson, students will explore the natural phenomenon of snowflakes by projecting images of snowflakes on a screen and tracing them. This activity will help students understand the symmetrical patterns in nature and recognize geometric shapes such as hexagons. Through guided practice and independent work, students will classify snowflakes by their observable properties, reinforcing symmetry and shape concepts.
Implementation:
Lesson Type and Summery: Earth Science (Weather and Climate)
In this handson lesson, students will explore the natural phenomenon of snowflakes by projecting images of snowflakes on a screen and tracing them. This activity will help students understand the symmetrical patterns in nature and recognize geometric shapes such as hexagons. Through guided practice and independent work, students will classify snowflakes by their observable properties, reinforcing symmetry and shape concepts.
Implementation:
 Project magnified images of snowflakes.
 Students will take turns tracing the snowflakes, identifying symmetry and classifying shapes.
 Engage in a discussion about how snowflakes form and how temperature affects their shape.
 Science (NGSS 2PS11): Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
 Math (CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.G.A.1): Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
Moomaw Can A Rock Float? : Activity 2.13
Students will have the opportunity to observe if rocks can float when put in a body of water. This lesson aligns with the standards of science, (density, and surface tension) and mathematics (shape, size, volume with scales).
Next Generation Science Standards:
2PS13: Make observations to construct an evidence based account of how an object made a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into new objects.
Common Core Standards:
2.NBT.1. Understand that the three digits of a three digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tenths, and ones; e.g. 706 equals 7 hundredths, 0 tenths, and six ones.
2.OA. Fluency add and subtract with 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, Know from memory all sums of two one digit numbers.
Students will have the opportunity to observe if rocks can float when put in a body of water. This lesson aligns with the standards of science, (density, and surface tension) and mathematics (shape, size, volume with scales).
Next Generation Science Standards:
2PS13: Make observations to construct an evidence based account of how an object made a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into new objects.
Common Core Standards:
2.NBT.1. Understand that the three digits of a three digit number represents amounts of hundreds, tenths, and ones; e.g. 706 equals 7 hundredths, 0 tenths, and six ones.
2.OA. Fluency add and subtract with 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, Know from memory all sums of two one digit numbers.
Physical Science
Moomaw The Great Incline Race: Activity 2.3
Students will be able to observe toy cores racing down different materials, observe their speed. This lesson aligns with the standards of science (speed) and math (the difference of time and how long the track is).
Next Generation Science Standards:
K2ETS13: Analyze data from tests of two objects. Designed to solve the same problem. Here the pair the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Common Core Standards:
2.MD.9 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit. Or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole number units.
Students will be able to observe toy cores racing down different materials, observe their speed. This lesson aligns with the standards of science (speed) and math (the difference of time and how long the track is).
Next Generation Science Standards:
K2ETS13: Analyze data from tests of two objects. Designed to solve the same problem. Here the pair the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Common Core Standards:
2.MD.9 Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit. Or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole number units.
Life Science
Moomaw What Grows Above And Below The Ground? : Activity 2.9
Students will have the opportunity to go to observe how plants grow, above and below the ground. This lesson aligns with the standards of science (of how plants grow) and mathematics (measurements and length of vegetables).
Next Generation Science Standards:
KLS11: From molecules to organisms: Students will demonstrate understanding can: Observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
Common Core Standards.
K.CC.3: No number names and the count sequence: students can write numbers from zero to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 020 (without 0 representing a count of no objects).
K.MD.1: Measurement and data: students can describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describes several measurable attributes of a single object.
Students will have the opportunity to go to observe how plants grow, above and below the ground. This lesson aligns with the standards of science (of how plants grow) and mathematics (measurements and length of vegetables).
Next Generation Science Standards:
KLS11: From molecules to organisms: Students will demonstrate understanding can: Observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
Common Core Standards.
K.CC.3: No number names and the count sequence: students can write numbers from zero to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 020 (without 0 representing a count of no objects).
K.MD.1: Measurement and data: students can describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describes several measurable attributes of a single object.
Physics
Moomaw Balloons Aloft : Activity 4.1.
Students will be given the opportunity to explore how the wind forces can move and lift objects by blowing balloons with straws. with a partner testing out different strengths of their blows and measuring the distance their balloon travels. Students will also answer questions about what they discovered. This activity can be done both indoors and outdoors.
Next Generation Science Standards:
3PS22 Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Common Core Standards.
W.3.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. Provide reasons that support the opinion. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. Provide a concluding statement or section.
Students will be given the opportunity to explore how the wind forces can move and lift objects by blowing balloons with straws. with a partner testing out different strengths of their blows and measuring the distance their balloon travels. Students will also answer questions about what they discovered. This activity can be done both indoors and outdoors.
Next Generation Science Standards:
3PS22 Make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Common Core Standards.
W.3.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. Provide reasons that support the opinion. Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reasons. Provide a concluding statement or section.