NGSS 2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. - This anchor chart would be useful to help guide students as they describe different properties of materials. It is important to teach the vocabulary connected to the standard and allow children to practice using it before having them conduct experiments. Introducing this anchor chart would be an excellent way to begin a unit on properties.
Properties of MaterialsYour students will love this fantastic pack of Science activities, ideal for supporting teaching of Properties of Materials! Included are six materials activities:-Investigate it!Teddy's umbrella has a hole in it! Students investigate which material would be best to fix it.-Create it!Students design their own chair, thinking carefully about the properties the materials it is made from need.
Looking for hands-on activities to practice identifying and categorizing materials and their properties? This science resource includes everything you need to teach this topic and assess your students’ understanding, including easy-prep, hands-on explorations and experiments! My second graders had so much fun with this unit!