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2.1 Conduct scientific investigations
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.2 Characteristics of natural and artificial magnets
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.3 States of Matter
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.4 Life cycles of plants and animals
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.5 Living things are part of a system
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.6 Weather
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.7 Earth patterns of weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

2.8 Plants
Review | Interactive | Research | SMARTBoard | PowerPoints | Kidspiration | Discovery Education | Lesson Plans | Assessments | Resources

Objective:

2.1 Conduct scientific investigations:
· Make observations
· Make repeated observations to ensure accuracy
· Classify items with multiple attributes
· Use bar/picture graphs
· Use Metric and English units when making measurements (length, mass, volume, temperature)
· Differentiate between observations and opinions
· Note unusual or unexpected data
· Draw conclusions
· Construct physical models
· Identify conditions which cause change

SOL Review

1. Scientific Vocabulary Matching Practice vocabulary understanding

Interactive Activities

 

1. Interactive Characteristics of Materials Movie & Quiz

2. Grouping & Changing Materials Movie & Quiz

3. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

Study Guides/Research

 

 

SMARTBoard Activities

1. SOL 2.1 Classification Instructional Lesson

2. Classifying Instructional Notebook

3. Measuring Yards Notebook

4. Measuring to the Nearest Gram

Powerpoints 1. Scientific Review SOL PowerPoint  
Kidspiration Templates  
Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles  

Lesson Plans

 

1. Obervations & Collecting Data Lesson Plan 2nd grade with worksheets
Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

2. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources



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Objective:

2.2 Characteristics of natural and artificial magnets
· Magnetism
· Metals
· Magnetic/Non-magnetic
· North and South poles
· Attract/Repel
· Magnetic compass

SOL Review

1. Magnet Millionaire Game SOL Game

2. Magnet Millionaire Game 2 SOL Game

2. Magnet Test 9 Questions

3. Magnet Concentration Match words to their definition

4. Short Magnet Quiz 8 Questions

5. Magnet Matching Game SOL vocabulary practice

6. Excellent Magnet Multiple-choice Test 16 Questions with great pictures

Interactive Activities

 

1. Magnet Interactive website BBC Excellent Interactive website with facts, worksheet & Test

2. Magnets & Springs website BBC Interactive Activity with quiz

3. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

Study Guides /Research

 

1. SOL 2.2. Study Guide in Word

2. Magnet Fact Sheet Facts on Poles, magnets etc.

3. Magnet Study Guide Good information

4. Magnet Study Guide Online

SMARTBoard Activities

1. Magnets SOL SMARTBoard Notebook

2. Magnets SOL Instructional Lesson

3. Senteo (SMART Response) Magnets Test

Powerpoints

1.Magnets PowerPoint Instructional Powerpoint geared for Kindergarten

2. Magical Magnets Interesting Facts about Magnets

3. SOL Magnets PowerPoint Instructional PowerPoint with great pictures

4. SOL Magnets Instructional PowerPoint geared for 2nd Grade

 
Kidspiration Templates

1. What will Magnets Attract? Drag the pictures into the box that magnets attract (Picture Preview)

2. Magnets vs. Non-Magnets-Drag the pictures to the correct box (Picture Preview)

3. Magnets Attraction Drag pictures to what magnets will attract (Picture Preview)

4. Magnets-Drag sentences that describe Magnets (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Magnets: A First Look Explains magnets, why they attract or repel and what is magnetic 1-17min.

2. Magic of Magnetism Movie shows what attracts or doesn't attract a magnet and what magnets are used for 1-14 min.

Lesson Plans

1. Fun experiments with Magnets Even dollar bills can be attracted if you follow the guidelines!

2. Magnet Lesson Plan 2 1 lesson plan with pre and post tests

Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

2. Buy Super Science Magnet Kit

3. Buy Learning Resources Magnet Kit

4. Magnet Review (TeacherspayTeachers.com)

5. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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Objective:

2.3 States of Matter
· Solid, liquid, gas
· Mass, Volume
· Changing states of matter (condensation, evaporation, melting, freezing)

SOL Review

1. Matter Battleship Game Play this game and learn about matter

2. Matter Matching Game SOL Game on Matter

 

Interactive Activities

 

1. Interactive States of Matter Matter BBC interactive Activity & Quiz

2. Interactive Changing State Matter changes BBC interactive Activity & Quiz

3. Interactive Gases BBC interactive Activity & Quiz

4. Solids, Liquids & Gases BBC Teaching interactive, worksheet & Test

5. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

Study Guides/Research

 

1. Matter SOL 2.3 Study Guide Online Good reference
SMARTBoard Activities

1. SMART Exchange States of Matter SMARTBoard Notebook

2. SMART Exchange Solids, Liquids, Gas SMARTBoard Notebook

3. SMART Exchange States of Matter Review Notebook

4. SOL Solids, Liquids, Gasses Instructional Lesson

5. Condensation Instructional Lesson

6. Evaporation Instructional Lesson

7. Solids, Liquids, Gas Instructional Notebook

8. Rain Instructional Notebook

9. Condensation, Evaporation, Melting, and Freezing Notebook

10. States of Matter Notebook

Powerpoints

1. The 3 States of Matter Instructional PowerPoint

2. Physical Changes Instructional PowerPoint Teaches about melting and fading due to the sun's heat

Kidspiration Templates

1. States of Matter Drag the pictures into the correct box: solid, liquid or gas (Picture Preview)

2. Solids, Liquid or Gas-Drag the pictures to the right box (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Properties of Matter, Part 2: Liquids, Solids and Gases States of Matter 17 min.

2. Properties of Matter, Part 1 understanding what is matter. 20 min.

3. Solids, Liquids, and Gases: A First Look States of Matter 17 min.

Lesson Plans  
Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

2. Matter (Solids, Liquids, Gases) Worksheets (Pdf format)

3. Buy Matter Ideas Book

4. Buy Chemistry Solids, Liquids, and Gases Book

5. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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Objective:

2.4 Life cycles of plants and animals
· Identify stages butterfly life cycle
· Changes in flowering plants from flower to fruit

SOL Review

1. Butterfly life Cycle Matching Click on the pictures in the correct order

2. Butterfly or Frog Life Cycle Activity. Click on the Activity links. Students then can put the pictures in the correct order, add their name and print.

3. Create an online Food Chain Click on Create a food chain

4. Butterfly Quiz & Interactive Games Create Butterfly habitat and answer quiz questions

5. Food Chain Interactive Picture Quiz

Interactive Activities

 

1. Interactive Butterfly Life Cycle Lots of Butterfly interactive resources

2.Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

3. Student-made Butterfly Life Cycle Movies Listen and watch butterfly movies. Movies made with imovie so require quicktime to run.

4. Watch Monarch Butterfly Movie Clips Online

5. Frog animated Life Cycle Book Online

6. Help Farmer Jane plant your garden

7. Butterfly, frog, and bird Life Cycle Interactive (Movie clip about life cycles too)

Study Guides /Research

 

1. Monarch Butterfly EnchantedInteractive.com with pictures and info

2. Butterfly Life Cycle Butterfly coloring pages, puzzles, crafts and links

3. SOL 2.4 Study Guide Webpage pictures of life cycles and information in table format

4. Good Butterfly pictures and Information

5. Great Life Cycle Diagrams Simple webpage for students to use

SMARTBoard Activities

1. Comparing Frogs and Toads using a Venn Diagram. Drag the phrases to the correct circle

2. Frog Stages Order the frog pictures and then label them

3. Label the Monarch Stages Smartboad friendly

4. Apple Tree Stages Great for Smarboard

5. Frog Life Cycle SOL Template Information and order pictures

6. Good SOL Frog Life Cycle Information, links, pictures, and activities

7. SMART Exchange Life Cycles of Butterflies and Frogs Good activities and information

8. Butterfly Life Cycle SMARTBoard Notebook Lesson

9. SOL 2.4 Senteo (Zipped-use Firefox)

10. SOL 2.4 Butterfly Life Cycle Instructional Lesson

11. Life Cycles Instructional Lesson

12. Senteo SOL 2.4 Notebook Test

13. Life Cycles Instructional Notebook

14. Changes in Plants from Flowers to Fruit Notebook

15. Bean Life Cycle Notebook

16. SMART Exchange Life Cycles Instructional

Powerpoints

1. Butterfly Life Cycle Instructional PowerPoint with pictures and information

2. Frog Life Cycle Template PowerPoint

3. Instructional Butterfly Life Cycle SOL PowerPoint

4. SOL Review Butterfly Life Cycle PowerPoint

Kidspiration Templates

1. Life Cycles Drag the pictures into the correct order (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle Movie Online Apple Quicktime Movie

2. Insect Lifecycles: Metamorphosis 15 min. Learn about butterfly metamorphosis through this animated movie.

3. Animal Lifecycles 14 min. Life cycles examined for several animals.

Lesson Plans

1. Excellent Animated Life Cycle & Craft Idea Check this webpage out

2. Great Butterfly Lesson Plan with Student activities and poems

3. Butterfly Lesson Plan with hands-on craft activity

4. Butterfly Life Cycle Lesson Plan Good ideas for this topic

Assessment & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Butterfly information and Life Cycle fill in the blank in Word

2. Butterfly Activities & Worksheets (scroll down. Files in pdf format)

3. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

4. Buy Catepillars and hatch into Butterfly Kits

5. Life Cycles Lesson Plan, Worksheets, Interactive Websites (Word format)

6. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources

7. Plant free ebook (Itunes)


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Objective:

2.5 Living things are part of a system
· Living organisms are part of their living and nonliving surroundings
· Changing habitats

SOL Review

1. Habitat Matching Match the Habitats to their surroundings (pictures)

2. Habitat Picture Test Would this animal live here (Need Flash)

3. Living vs. Nonliving Animated Test Click buttons to animate the pictures as well as take the multiple-choice test on what is living

4. Habitats & Basic Needs for animals Answer the questions and click on the arrows in the top right corner to go to the next screen

5. Habitat Multiple-choice Game Choose your habitat and see what you know!

Interactive Activities

 

1. Interactive Adaptation & Interdependence BBC Interactive Interactive & test

2. Living Things BBC Click on the living things in the pictures and then take test

3. Habitats BBC Find the animals and then put them in the correct food chain

4. View different Frogs & Listen to their calls See how different frogs adapt to their environment

5. Desert Animals Webquest

6. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

7. Fun Picture Habitat quiz

8. Create a fish to live in a water habitat game

Study Guides/Research

 

1. SOL 2.7 & 2.5 Study Guide Online Good overview

2. Habitats/Biomes EnchantedInteractive.com information & pictures

SMARTBoard Activities

1. Adaptation-migrate, hibernate, and camouflage matching Great for SMARTBoard

2. Living Things (Food, water, shelter, air) Label the pictures: food, water, shelter or air

3. Animal Coverings (fur, scales, feathers). Use the correct color to circle the animals according to their covering.

4. Habitats (water, land or both). Use the correct color to circle the animals according to their habitat

5. NonLiving vs. Living SMARTBoard Notebook Review

6. SOL 2.5 Living vs Nonliving Instructional Lesson

7. Nonliving Objects Notebook

8. Seasonal Habitat Change Notebook

Powerpoints

1. Ecosystems & Food Chains Intructional Powerpoint on what are the predators and how food chains work

2. Characteristics of Living & Non-living Things Instructional Powerpoints

3. Classifying Animals Classify animals by the coverings and by how they move through this teaching powerpoint

4. Habitats Pictures of animals that live in ice cold, desert, and jungle with questions for students

5. Animal Kingdom Jeopardy Have fun playing this on the SMARTBoard

6. Camouflage Animals Instructional SOL PowerPoint

Kidspiration Templates

1. Non-Living vs. Living 3 Drag pictures to the correct box. (Picture Preview)

 

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles 1. Living and Nonliving Things 12 min. Learn to tell the difference between living and non living.
Lesson Plans  
Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Living & Nonliving Student Worksheet 2nd grade (Food, air, water, living etc.)

2. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

3. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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Objective:

2.6 Weather
· Temperature
· Wind
· Precipitation
· Drought/Flood
· Storms
· Importance of recording data and measuring devices

SOL Review

1. Droplet and Water Cycle Game Need Flash

2. Weather Games Memory, word search, crossword puzzle, and maze

3. Kids Storm Quiz Storms, flood, hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes quiz

Interactive Activities

 

1. Animated Weather Website & Quiz Take a while to load but is well worth the wait

2. Weather for Kids Games, Forecasting, and information and pictures (storms)

3. Bee Smart on Weather Students can change the temperature, moisture, and wind to create weather

4. Drippy Website Videos and picture books on the water cycle. Free to use for 15 days

5. Weather.com Get your local weather and record it

6. Interactive Weather Maker You control the temperature and humidity in this Flash game

7. Excellent Fill in the Weather Creator Click on the pictures describing today's weather and fill in the information and it will print out a sheet with all that information at the end

8. Interactive Twister Adjust funnel width and pressure and see how that effects the twister

9. Interactive Water Cycle Animation

10. Another Water Cycle Animation

11. Interactive Websites on the Water Cycle

12.Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

Study Guide /Research

 

1. SOL 2.6 Study Guide in Word good study guide

2. The Water Cycle Information, pictures and diagrams to print

3. The Water Cycle 2 EnchantedInteractive.com with diagrams, pictures and information

4. Excellent Weather Kids Page Click on the menu on the left to see pictures and information on any weather topic on a kids level

5. Weather Cloud Types Read the information and take a quiz

6. Weather Facts & Crafts Kids webpage

7. Water Cycle Interactive Websites

8. Excellent Local Weather website with graphs, maps, and lots of info on Mt. Crawford

9. Weather Balloons

SMARTBoard Activities

1. SMART Exchange Weather SMARTBoard Notebook

2. SMART Exchange Weather & Water Cycle Review Notebook

3. SOL 2.6 Storms Instructional Lesson

4. Blizzards Instructional Notebook

5. Hurricanes Instructional Notebook

6. Snow Instructional Notebook

7. Thunderstorms Instructional Notebook

8. Droughts and Floods Notebook

9. Hurricanes Notebook

10. Reading the Thermometer Notebook

11. Sleet and Hail Notebook

12. Thunderstorms Notebook

13. Water Cycle SOL 2.6 Notebook

14. Seasons Instructional Notebook

15. Weather Instructional Notebook

16. Weather Instructional Notebook 2

17. Senteo (SMART Response) Weather Review Notebook

18. SMART Exchange Weather Review Notebook

Powerpoints

1. SOL 2nd grade Weather Jeopardy PowerPoint

2. Weather Jeopardy PowerPoint on instruments, clouds, storms, forecasting and vocabulary

3. Water Cycle Instructional PowerPoint

4. Seasons SOL Instructional PowerPoint

5. Weather SOL Review PowerPoint

Kidspiration Templates 1. Weather Bar Graph Use the graph to answer 5 questions (Picture Preview)
Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Weather: A First Look 17 min. Why seasons happen, condensation and clouds, wind, and rain

2. Weather: Changes and Measurement 13 min. Temperature and Wind.

3. Investigating Weather 17 min. Water Cycle and Tornadoes, hurricanes and storms

4. Clouds, Weather, and Life 12:05

Lesson Plans

1. Weather Lesson Plans & Crafts great ideas

Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Sing Along with the Weather Dude Buy the CD to learn about weather through songs

2. Storms, lightening, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods coloring book Free PDF download with information on each page about the different storms

3. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

4. Buy Power of Science Weather Kit

5. Weather and Temperature Graph (TeacherspayTeachers.com)

6. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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Objective:

2.7 Earth patterns of weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings
· Weathering
· Erosion
· Migration
· Camouflage
· Adaptation
· Dormancy

SOL Review

1. Habitat Matching Match the Habitats to their surroundings (pictures)

2. Habitat Picture Test Would this animal live here (Need Flash)

3. Adaptation SOL Millionaire Game

4. Hibernate or Migrate Game

5. Animals Adaptation Picture Quiz

6. Matching Vocabulary Review

7. Animal Adaptations Game

Interactive Activities

 

1. Climates around the globe Click on the red dots to see where climates are around the world

2. Butterfly Migration Click on the left on Presentation Monarch Butterfly to see a short flash clip on migration

3. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

Study Guides /Research

 

1. SOL 2.7 & 2.5 Study Guide Online Good overview

SMARTBoard Activities

1. SOL 2.7 SMARTBoard Notebook

2. SOL 2.7 Camouflage Instructional Lesson

3. Camouflage Instructional Lesson

4. Hibernation Notebook

5. How Plants and Animals Respond to Seasons Notebook

6. Who Needs Water? Who Needs Trees SOL Notebook

Powerpoints

1. Erosion Powerpoint Pictures showing examples of erosion

2. Migrate, Hibernate and Adapt Instructional PowerPoint with pictures

3. Animal Adaptations SOL Review PowerPoint

4. Animals in Winter Review PowerPoint

5. Erosion Review PowerPoint

Kidspiration Templates

1. SOL 2.7 Natural, Human, & Capital-Drag pictures to the correct box (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. Animal Adaptations 24 min.

2. Weathering and Erosion 20 min.

Lesson Plans  
Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

2. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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Objective:

2.8 Plants
· Plant products (fiber, cotton, spices, lumber, medicine, etc.)
· Plant products affect development of a geographic area
· Plants are resources for animals (homes and food source)
· Prevent soil erosion

SOL Review

1. Plant Products Matching

2. Flash Cards

Interactive Activities

 

1. Label the parts of a Flower Put the growing flower in the correct order

2. Build a Salad Learn parts of the plants while building a salad

3. Plant Mystery Lean about plants while solving this case

4. Helping Plants Grow Well BBC Control what the plant needs to grow activity & Test

5. Identify Flower Parts BBC Activity & Test

6.Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)

7. Create the flower from parts activity

Study Guide/Research

 

1. SOL 2.8 Study Guide in Word

2. SOL 2.8 Plant Study Guide Online Good study guide

3. Plant Labeled Diagrams Pictures and Information on parts of plants and trees

SMARTBoard Activities

1. SOL 2.8 Plant Resources Notebook

2. SOL 2.8 Shelters Instructional Notebook

3. Crops in Virginia Instructional Notebook

4. Soil Erosion Instructional Notebook

5. Plants & Cotton SOL 2.8 Instructional Notebook

6. Plant Food and Producing Oxygen Notebook

7. Uses of Plants Instructional Notebook

8. Plants grown in VA used by people Instructional Notebook

9. Who Needs Water? Who Needs Trees SOL Notebook

Powerpoints

1. SOL Plant Products & Resources

2. Plant Parts Instructional SOL PowerPoint

3. Plants SOL PowerPoint

Kidspiration Templates

1. Label the Flower (Picture Preview)

2. Plant Products SOL 2.8-Match the plant products with their names (Picture Preview)

Discovery Education Movie Clip Titles

1. The Many Uses of Corn 3min. 33sec

2. Erosion 2min. 30sec.

Lesson Plans  
Assessments & Strategies  
Teacher Resources

1. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

2. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources


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SOL Review Websites

1. Jeopardy Game on 2nd Grade SOL Science

2. SOL 2nd grade webpage

3. SOL Jeopardy Science PowerPoint 25 Questions on Weather, Magnets, Habitats, Matter, and plants

4. 3rd grade SOL Review PowerPoint

5. 2nd grade SOL Study guide for the Year in Adobe PDF

6. Science & Social Studies Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

7. SOL Science Jeopardy PowerPoint Game

8. Harcourt Science Interactive Resources


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Teacher SOL Resources:

 

1. Brainpop Science Movies Science Movie clips with Quiz at end (Subscription)

2. Interactive Notebooks Buy excellent interactive notetaking notebooks for SOL

3. VDOE Lesson plans & websites for each SOL, download in

4. Science Powerpoints for 2nd grade Good Powerpoints that teach on Science topics

5. Superb Suffolk Teaching Activities and Resources

6. Bill Nye website, videos are excellent

7. Find SMARTBoard Notebook Ready Made Lessons Enter the subject, grade, and Virginia Standards. Excellent SMARTBoard resource

8. SOL 2 Science Questions in Word

9. Jeopardy Powerpoint Game Template Fill in the questions and answers and have fun playing Jeopardy! 25 questions board

10. Millionaire Powerpoint Game Template Fill in the questions and answers and have fun playing Millionaire!

11. Harcourt Science Interactive Resources

12. Buy SOL Science Textbooks for K-5

13. Buy SOL Assessments for grades K-3 all subjects

14. Louisa County Pacing Guide with SOL Resources

15. Ipad App Searchable Database (Find apps by subject and grade)


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