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Unit #2: Celebration, Education, and Empowerment - Focus: Water

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Content Area: Science
Grade Level: Second Grade - Elementary
School: Charlestown Elementary School, Charlestown,
RI Authors: Susan Brand, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, University of Rhode Island, Dawn Healy, Charlestown ES, Mike Terluk, Charlestown ES

Description: This science unit consists of four lesson focused upon the properties of water.

  • Lesson 1 introduces second grade students to the properties of water through hands on exploration, including a) pour and flow and b) distinction from solids.
  • Lesson 2 focuses on filtration, using hands-on exploration to develop an understanding of water and how it filters through various items in different ways.
  • Lesson 3 builds an understanding of absorption, as students develop an understanding of how water filters various items in different ways.
  • Lesson 4 culminates students' knowledge and understanding of the properties of water through students' presentations using a Readers' Theatre model.

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