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Landforms and Bodies of Water Close Read, Lab and Game NGSS 2-ESS2-2


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You will love this Landforms and Bodies of Water Unit: Students will make a model representing all kinds of landforms and bodies of water. Students will love these fun activities on landforms and bodies of water! The visual representation of landforms and bodies of water will help seal the learning.

This resource includes:

  • labs
  • reading passages
  • a layered book
  • worksheets
  • task cards
  • sorting cards

Teachers Love this Landforms Unit!

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Outstanding resource! This author really knows her science and knows how to teach. She provides what you need to teach these standards.

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A great resource for teaching landforms in second grade!

This resource addresses the NGSS Earth’s Systems for 2nd Grade:

NGSS 2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

This resource is also aligned with for Reading Informational Text standards for 2nd grade.

The matching and sorting cards are great for fast finishers and center activities. They are self-checking.

Students will explore the different types of landforms and bodies of water on Earth and how they formed. They will identify where water is found on Earth and what forms the water on Earth takes. They come with four task cards for four different independent activities.

More information on teaching landforms.

Science Concept Addressed:

  • Weathering
  • Erosion
  • Landforms
  • Bodies of Water
  • Ocean
  • River
  • Plateau
  • Mountain
  • Hill
  • Isthmus
  • Delta
  • Canyon
  • Cliff
  • Plains
  • Glacier
  • Volcano
  • Cave
  • Island
  • Lake
  • Mesa
  • Atoll
  • Coast
  • Pond
  • Peninsula
  • Waterfall
  • Lagoon

Literacy Skills Addressed Include:

  • Text features
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Reasons to support claims
  • Reading back into the text
  • Academic vocabulary
  • The following Science and Engineering Practices will be used by students:
  • Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  • Developing and using models
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Constructing explanations (for science)
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

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