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Smithsonian Science for the Classroom™: What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? 3-Use Module

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Grade 2. Module Highlights: In 10 lessons over 13 class sessions, students explore the patterns of land and water on Earth and how they can represent those patterns with models, including maps. Exploring the kinds of land and water on Earth, students use their observations to create definitions of each kind of land and water, then demonstrate their understanding by developing a three-dimensional model. Students plan and carry out an investigation into the properties of solid and liquid water to explore the patterns of water on Earth, providing the knowledge to explain the patterns of solid water on Earth that they observe in satellite images. Students continue to obtain and use information from examples of patterns of land and water to further develop their three-dimensional models. Students read about maps from different cultures, exploring how mapmakers use symbols to show patterns of land and water, then create a custom legend using their own symbols. During the science challenge performance assessment, students make a two-dimensional map of their three-dimensional models of land and water. Students test their ability to interpret how the maps represent patterns by trading maps and matching the map to the correct model of land and water.

This module includes a teacher guide, 16 Smithsonian Science Stories student readers, and enough materials for 32 students to use 3 times.

Alignment to the Next Generation Science Standards*

Performance Expectations

  • 2-ESS2-2: Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.
  • 2-ESS2-3: Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.
  • 2-PS1-1: Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
ESS2.B: Plate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

  • Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area.

ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes

  • Water is found in the ocean, rivers, lakes, and ponds. Water exists as solid ice and in liquid form.

PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter

  • Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.

Science and Engineering Practices
Focal:

  • Developing and using models
  • Planning and carrying out investigations
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Supporting:

  • Engaging in argument from evidence

Crosscutting Concepts
Focal:

  • Patterns

Supporting:

  • Scale, proportion, and quantity

Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts Connections
Reading: Informational Text:

  • Craft and structure (RI.2.5)
  • Integration of knowledge and ideas (RI.2.7)

Speaking and Listening:

  • Comprehension and collaboration (SL.2.1.A, SL.2.2)

Writing:

  • Research to build and present knowledge (W.2.7, W.2.8)

Language:

  • Vocabulary acquisition and use (L.2.4)

Concepts and Practices Storyline
Lesson Summaries
Lesson 1: What Is a Map?

Maps can show land and water on Earth.
Students obtain information about how maps show patterns of land and water.
Lesson 2: Kinds of Land
Models can represent many shapes and kinds of land.
Students obtain information about and develop models of the patterns of land on Earth.
Lesson 3: Kinds of Water
Models can represent many shapes and kinds of water.
Students obtain information about and develop models of the patterns of water on Earth.
Lesson 4: Solids and Liquids
Solid and liquid water have distinct properties.
Students plan and carry out an investigation to determine the patterns of the properties of solid and liquid water.
Lesson 5: Snow Globes
Solid water occurs on Earth in cold places, such as the poles and at altitude.
Students obtain information about and develop models of the patterns of solid water on Earth.
Lesson 6: Patterns on Earth
Land and water occur in observable patterns on Earth.
Students obtain information about and develop models of the patterns of land and water on Earth.
Lesson 7: Maps Around the World
Maps can represent multiple places.
Students obtain information about how maps represent the patterns of land and water on Earth.
Lesson 8: Making a Legend
Symbols can represent kinds of land and water.
Students develop symbols that represent the patterns of land and water on Earth.
Science Challenge
Lesson 9: Mapping My Model Part 1

Maps can represent land and water.
Students develop a model by making a map that represents the patterns in their Land and Water model.
Lesson 10: Mapping My Model Part 2
People can use maps to find land and water.
Students use models and their knowledge of the patterns on Earth to correctly match a map and a Land and Water model.

*Next Generation Science Standards® is a registered trademark of WestEd. Neither WestEd nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Specifications

What’s Included:
  • What Can Maps Tell Us About Land and Water on Earth? Teacher Guide
  • 16 Smithsonian Science Stories Literacy Series™: Mapping Earth
  • 1 Digital Access to Teacher Guide and Student Literacy (for 32 students)
  • 20 Bag, Resealable, Plastic, 12 x 15"
  • 6 Clay, Terra Cotta, Air Dry, 2 lb
  • 40 Cloth Square, White Cotton
  • 40 Coffee Filter
  • 33 Cup, Plastic, 7 oz
  • 6 Dough™, Crayola®, Blue, 3 lb
  • 6 Dough™, Crayola®, Green, 3 lb
  • 48 Dough™, Crayola®, White, 1 oz
  • 8 Dowel, Wood, 1-1/4 x 8"
  • 1 Earth from Space Card Set, Pack of 8
  • 8 Globe, Inflatable, 16"
  • 8 Kinds of Land Card Sets
  • 8 Kinds of Water Card Sets
  • 1,000 Label, Round White, 3/4"
  • 1 Maps Card Set, Pack of 8
  • 16 Paper, Ivory, 8-1/2 x 11"
  • 1 Paper, Waxed, 75-ft Roll
  • 1 Sand, Fine-Grain, #70, White, 3 lb
  • 96 Sponge, Compressed, 3 x 4"
  • 16 Stick, Excavating, Plastic, 10 cm
  • 40 Tray, Foam, 7-1/2 x 9-1/2"
  • 1 Vocabulary Card, Set of 16
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