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Science Center Units (Grade 2): Unit Resources

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PBS NY (previously Vital NY): This is a free resource located at http://ny.pbslearningmedia.org available to educators.  You can have your own free account or access this resource through MediaConnect. If you are logged in, clicking the link should access the resource.
DVD:  Listed DVDs can be obtained through MediaConnect’s physical collection (mediaconnect.cnyric.org)
Professional Development (PD):   These are resources that have been identified as sources of background information for the classroom teacher related to the content topic or a specific related skill. Teachers may choose to share this resource or parts of it with their students as they may deem beneficial.

Bats Incredible

Unit - Kit Files
AIMS Science Unit - Student pages are available in electronic format - as a PDF file. 
AIMS has requested that we secure the file so you will need an Access Key to access the file.

Link to obtain Access Key  

Link to access file (thru "Live Binder")

 

Resource Files
Bat Facts Puzzle Template (PDF)
- This file provides a base template for student to asemble the "Bats Facts Puzzle" found on p. 8 of the book. (Print on 11"x17" paper.)

Bats: Acrostic Poem Template (PDF)
- This template is from abcteach.com

Tips, Hints and FYIs
 Bats Incredible (AIMS) is a unit written to cross grades 2 - 4.  In light of this you will need to evaluate the lessons and activities in relation to your students abilities and adapt/adopt accordingly. (see "Tips, Hints and FYIs")

Tips, Hints and FYIs (PDF)
- In the attached file we have provided our suggestion of activities and activity adaptation for second graders to assist you in your planning.

Websites
Bats 4 Kids
PBS Learning Media:

In this resource group, learn about bat ecology, predators and insects and echolocation. In the full episode and accompanying clips, come along with the gang to save a bat roost, go on a nocturnal fly around, and gain a new appreciation for bats.

Multimedia
Web Based Video: Foxy Fruit Bats (National Geographic) [2:10]

Web Based Video: (Nat. Geo.) Hanging Out With Bats [3:12]

Web Based Video: (Nat. Geo.) Fishing Champion [1:01]

PBS NY: Giants of the Depths - Sperm whales are mammals that use echolocation to find and identify objects (view section from time 2:25 - 7:28)

PBS NY: Deep Diver - cartoon version of the echlocation abilities of the sperm whale [1:54]

 

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development(PD)
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PD Websites
Web Based Video: Why Do Bats Hang Upside Down? (News Discovery ) [3:21]

Web Site: Are Bats Really Blind? (Discovery Kids)

Web Site: Basic Fact About Bats (Defenders of Wildlife)

PD Multimedia
Learn360: Bringing Back the Bats- geared for students this video is a good resource about Bats  [27:43 min]

Learn360How Bats Help- a video clip from Bringing Back the Bats [2:18 min]

CNYRIC (Virtual Kit): STELLALUNA" AND BATS - VIRTUAL RESOURCE KIT(Q00008) - this resource page contains links to websites and multimedia to accompany J. Cannon's book "Stellaluna".  Search MediaConnect on "Q00008".

 

 
Butterflies

Unit - Kit Files
Blackline Masters (MS Word) (adaptable)

Blackline Masters (PDF)

Resource Files
NY DEC Butterflies & Moths of NY (PDF)

NY DEC Butterflies & Moths of NY Info (PDF)
- Written for the general public this 2 page publication has some good information to share.

Web Site: Butterflies (National Geographic) [3:02]

Web Site: Monarch Butterfly (Journey North Kids)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
Feeding the Butterflies: In your kit we provide cyclindrical sponges and honey for feeding the adult butterflies. Place the sponge in the bottom of the butterfly pavillion. Mix some honey with water and place a large droplet on the top of the sponge.
Other options are to:

  • place a small flowering plant or some cut flowers in the pavillion. Drip the honey-water mix onto the flowers. Be sure to weight the pot or vase so it doesn't tip over. (best colors: purple, red, best flower arrangement: clustered flowers)
  • place half a Naval Orange in a small bowl or on a plate and place it inside with the butterflies. Score the top of the fruit with a knife so the pulp is cut open a bit.

Websites
Children's Butterfly Site

Earths Birthday Project

Butterfly Facts for Kids (San Diego Zoo)

Web Based Video
: Insect Zoo and Butterfly Garden (Kids.gov) [2:49]

Web Based Video: Frog Life Cycle

Multimedia
PBS NY: Metamorphasis, Change of Plans - shows the metamorphasis of frogs, dragonflies and monarch butterflies

PBS NY: Life Stages Cards - printable cards of the life stages of a frog, butterfly and dragonfly (reinforce, extend)

PBS NY: Voyage of the Butterfly XT - focuses on the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and migration, cartoon format, Gr. 1 - 3 [26:26]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development(PD)
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PD Websites
Web Site: Painted Lady Butterflies (BioKids)

Web Site: Learn About Painted Ladies

PD Multimedia
Learn360: Butterfly Basics - this video shares the life cycle of the Zebra Lonfwing butterfly and butterfly anatomy, the purpose of specific body parts, and how butterflies have adapted physically for camouflage, flight, food gathering, pollen dispersal, and reproduction. [15:35]

Web Based Video: Painted Lady Butterfly (You Tube) - butterflies develop and emerge in time lapse [2:00]

 

 
Magnets

Unit - Kit Files

Magnets Student Journal (adaptable-Word)

Magnets Student Journal (PDF)


Magnets: Blackline Masters (adaptable)
[Word Search Removed Jan. 2014

Magnets: Blackline Masters (PDF)

Magnets: Check Points (adaptable)

Resource Files
Teacher created and shared:
Lesson Plan: 6 day Plan (MS Word)

6 Day Plan: Student Journal (PDF)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
- Sometimes various resources may use the words "sticks to" or "sticky" to describe the behavior of magnets. In place of these terms, try to use the words "attracts" or "pulls".

Websites
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Multimedia
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Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development (PD)
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PD Websites
What Is A Magnet (First4Magnets) - magnet resource pages from a company that sells magnets (be careful of the words "sticks or sticky", use "attracts or pulls" instead)

Web Based Video: Magnetism, Bill Nye (You Tube)[23:00]

PD Multimedia
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Measuring Matter

Unit - Kit Files
Student Journal (PDF)

Blackline Masters (PDF)

Student Journal (MS Word)

Blackline Masters (MS Word)

Resource Files
Paper Measuring Tools - Rulers, Area, Volume (PDF)
Paper Measuring Tool - Meterstick (PDF)
Measurement Man: Volume (PDF)
Banana Day: Length, Mass (PDF)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
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Websites
PBS Kids: Using a Pan Balance (Interactive)
 

Multimedia
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Informational Text Resources
PBS Kids: True Stories, Measuring (reading, listening)

Professional Development (PD)
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PD Websites
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PD Multimedia
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Plants

Unit - Kit Files
Plants Student Journal (adaptable)

Plants Student Journal (PDF)

Plants Blackline Masters (adaptable)

Plants Blackline Masters (PDF)

Resource Files
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Tips, Hints and FYIs
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Websites
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Multimedia
Web Based Video: Garden Plants (Kids.gov) [2:14]

Web Based Video: How Plants Travel (Sesame Street) [:56]

Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development (PD)
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PD Websites
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PD Multimedia
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States of Matter

Unit - Kit Files
Delta Science Module: We have created alternative student pages for this unit.  Feel free to adapt/adopt the files.

Learning Log (PDF)

Learning Log (MS Word) (adaptable)

Learning Log: teacher answer key

Delta Science Unit - Student pages are now available in electronic format - as a PDF file. 
Delta Science has requested that we secure the file so you will need an Access Key to access the file.

Link to obtain Access Key 

Link to access file (thru "Live Binder")

 

Resource Files
Check Points (Assessments) (PDF)

Check Points (Assessments) (MS Word)

Tips, Hints and FYIs
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Websites
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Multimedia
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Informational Text Resources
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Professional Development (PD)
States of Matter Unit : Overview with materials, preparation info, and short activity related videos (PDF)

Teacher Notebook (PDF): a printable file for teacher to keep their notes related to this unit.

PD Websites
 

PD Multimedia
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Revised Date: 10/21/2013


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