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2nd Grade

Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

Shaping the Earth's Surface

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Shape It Up!

Students change the world around them as they choose a force of nature (wind, water, volcano, glacier) and see the impact it has on the various terrains over different time periods!


States of Matter

Heat, cool and compress atoms and molecules and watch as they change between solid, liquid and gas phases! This is a great visual for students to understand the three states of matter and experiment with temperature changes while being introduced into to molecules at a very basic level.
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  • Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form. (2-ESS2-3)
  • Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area. (2-ESS2-2)
  • Some events happen very quickly; others occur very slowly, over a time period much longer than one can observe. (2-ESS1- 1) 
  • Wind and water can change the shape of the land. (2-ESS2-1)
  • Because there is always more than one possible solution to a problem, it is useful to compare and test designs. (secondary to 2-ESS2-1)

About NGSS

Next Generation Science Standards is a multi-state effort to create new education standards that are “rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education.”


Our team from Temple University has developed this resource for all K-12 students and teachers of science. These vetted learning tools align to the NGSS. Find one we should include? Just fill out the form.

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