# 1St Grade Templates 2nd Grade Physical Science Balance and Motion Unifying Concept

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```					2nd Grade
Physical Science: Balance and Motion
Unifying Concept:
Order and Organizations of Systems

The stability and instability of a system is dependent upon
the position of its components.
Investigation 1: Balance

Part 1: Trick Crayfish
 Reading: Balance and Motion by Lisa Trumbauer
 Reading: Back and Forth – The Way Things Move Series by Lola M. Schaefer
 Activity: Home/School Connection “Your Body is a Balance System” Duplication Master #19
(Teacher’s Guide, Investigations tab, p.32)

Part 2: Triangle and Arch
 Notebook Writing: Mirette on The High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully, Letter writing (TG
Investigations tab, Investigation 1, p.29)
 Notebook Writing: Contructed Response A, “Balancing a Triangle” (Embedded Assessment
Package p.40)
 Reading: Mirette on The High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully, Letter writing (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 1, p.29)
 Reading: Mirette and Bellini Cross Niagra Falls by Emily Arnold McCully
 Reading: Make It Balance by David Evans
 Technology: www.fossweb.com K-2, Balance and Motion, Photo Gallery, “Balancing Toys”

Part 3: The Pencil Trick
 Notebook Writing: “Write a How-To Guide” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 1, p.29)
 Reading: “Make It Balance” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p.3-9 and TG Science
Stories tab p.2-3) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Reading: High-Wire Henry by Mary Calhoun
 Math: “Explore a Balance System for Weighing” (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 1, p.30)
 Technology: www.fossweb.com K-2, Balance and Motion, Websites,
“Exploratorium Snacks: Balancing Stick Experiment”, “Exploratorium Snacks:
Center of Gravity”
 Activities: “Balance on Strings”, “Balance Other Objects/Components on Strings
and Sticks” “Make a Double Balance System” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation
1, p.31)

Part 4: Mobiles
 Notebook Writing: Performance Assessment “Shape Mobiles” (Embedded Assessment Package
p.11)
 Math: “Total Parts of A System”, Problem A, Duplication Master #12; “Supplies for
the System”, Problem B, Duplication Master #13 (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 1, p.30)
 Activities: “Balance New Creations/Systems”, “Set up a Mobile Center:” “Make Big
Mobiles” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 1, p.31) “Make a Balance College” (TG
Investigations tab, Investigation 1, p.32)

Submitted by Dorene Calvin and Katharine Worden -- June 2007
Investigation 2: Spinners

Part 1: Tops
 Notebook Writing: “Write Poems About Spinning” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2, p.26)
 Reading: “Push or Pull” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p.10-13 and TG Science
Stories tab p.4-5) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Math: “Choose Parts for the System and Their Cost”, Problem A, Duplication Master #14; “Color
and Position Tops”, Problem B, Duplication Master #15,
Teacher Sheet #16 (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2,
p.26)
 Technology: www.fossweb.com K-2, Balance and Motion,
Websites, “Benham Disk”, first illusion
 Activities: “Make a Drawing Top System”, “Tinker Toys to
Build Systems” “Top Collection”, “Make Big and Little Tops”
(TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2, p.27) “Create Spin
Art” Duplication Master #5, (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 2, p.28)

Part 2: Zoomers
 Reading: “Tools and Machines” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p. 14-17 and TG
Science Stories tab p.6) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Reading: “Move It, But Don’t Touch It” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p.18-21 and
TG Science Stories tab p.7) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Activities: “Make Singing Zoomers”, “Make a Door Fiddle, Vibrating System” Teacher Sheet #9
(TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2, p.27)              Home/School Connection “Zoomers”
Duplication Master #20 (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2, p.28)

Part 3: Twirlers
 Reading: “Things That Spin” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p.22-
25 and TG Science Stories tab p.8) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2
available as audio book.
 Reading: Up and Down on the Merry-Go-Round by Bill Martin, Jr.
 Activity: “Make Traditional Twirly Birds From Feathers” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 2,
p.27)
 Field Experience “Visit a Toy Store to Look for Spinning System Toys” (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 2, p.28)

Investigation 3: Rollers

Part 1: Rolling Wheels
 Notebook Writing: Written Assessment, Assessment Duplication
Master #6 (TG Assessment tab, p.8)
 Reading: Wheels by Annie Cobb
 Technology: www.fossweb.com K-2, Balance and Motion, Websites,
“Exploratorium Snacks: Downhill Race”
   Activities: “Make Giant Wheels” “Look at Rolling Toys” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 3,
p.28)

Part 2: Rolling Cups
 Notebook Writing: “Write Rolling Sentences” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 3, p.26)
 Reading: “Rolling, Rolling, Rolling!” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science Stories, p.26-31 and
TG Science Stories tab p.9) www.fossweb.com Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Reading: Forces Around Us by Sally Hewitt
 Math: “Chart Rollers and Spinners” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 3, p.27)

Submitted by Dorene Calvin and Katharine Worden -- June 2007
   Activity: “Investigate Force with Rolling Magnets” Teacher Sheet #11 (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 3, p.28)

Part 3: Rolling Spheres
“Write About The Travels of a Sphere” (TG Investigations tab,
Investigation 3, p.26)
 Reading: “Strings in Motion” (Balance and Motion ; FOSS Science
Stories, p.32-35 and TG Science Stories tab p.10) www.fossweb.com
Science Stories for K-2 available as audio book.
 Math: “Draw a Runway System, Predict Length”, Problem A, Duplication
Master #17; “Build a Matching Runway System”, Problem B, Duplication
Master #18 (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 3, p.27)
 Technology: www.fossweb.com K-2, Balance and Motion, Rollercoaster Builder;
Websites, “Amusement Park Physics”, “Design a Rollercoaster”, “How Rollercoasters
Work”, “How Water Slides Work”
 Activity: “Draw Pathways of Rolling Systems” (TG Investigations tab, Investigation 3, p.28)

 End-of-Module Assessment, Assessment Duplication Masters #4, 5, and 6 (TG Assessment tab,
p.7-9)

Submitted by Dorene Calvin and Katharine Worden -- June 2007

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