Module 2 - Science 2A - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this module your student will be learning about the eating habits of animals, about animals gathering together to help one another, the properties of matter, about heat and temperature and become aware of the common change in form of water to ice and consider weather conditions, and explore various kinds of matter, specifically liquids, solids and gases.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Animal Habitats colored pencils or crayons;
2 Animal Cooperation colored pencils or crayons
hula hoop
3 Properties of Matter pen or pencil;
4 Heat and Temperature 2 to 3 trays of ice cubes
clock or watch
3 bowls
3 identical plastic cups
bubble wrap
aluminum foil
plastic bags (zip close)
tape or rubber bands
large shallow baking pan
pen or pencil
5 States of Matter crayons or colored pencils
drinking glass
pen or pencil

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Animal Habitats
  1. Describe the eating habits of animals.
  2. Identify what animals in the wild eat.
2 Animal Cooperation
  1. Explain how animals gather together to save and help one another.
  2. Describe how nature does and doesn't cooperate.
3 Properties of Matter
  1. Describe observable properties of matter.
4 Heat and Temperature
  1. Describe how heat can be produced.
  2. Explain the difference between heat and temperature.
  3. Explain how heat can move from one object to another.
  4. Describe the change in form of water to ice.
5 States of Matter
  1. Identify the various states of matter.
  2. Categorize observable properties of objects.
  3. Illustrate examples of a gas, a liquid, and a solid.

Module Key Words:

Key Words
food source
habits of animals
humane society
thermal energy
weather conditions

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Animal Habitats 2 Animal Habitats Assignment
2 Animal Cooperation 2 Animal Cooperation Assignment
3 Properties of Matter 2 Properties of Matter Data Charts Assignment
5 States of Matter 2 States of Matter Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Animal Habitats Have your student observe animals in their neighborhood and record in their Science notebook what they observe the animals doing, including what they eat if possible.
2 Animal Cooperation This lesson is about cooperation and how animals must work together. The question is asked how we benefit animals. Do some research with your student on ways humans benefit animals and ways animals benefit us.
3 Properties of Matter
4 Heat and Temperature
5 States of Matter

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Animal Habitats
  1. What do animals eat, and how do they get their food?
Animal Cooperation
  1. How do animals work together to help each other?
Properties of Matter
  1. What are the properties of matter?
Heat and Temperature
  1. Where does heat come from?
States of Matter
  1. What is matter?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Animal Habitats Animals in Winter
  1. What do animals do to prepare for winter?
  2. What does hibernation mean?
  3. What happens to animals when they hibernate?
  4. What is migration?
Animal Cooperation Bees and Plants
  1. How do bees and plants help each other out?
  2. How do what bees do help us out?
Properties of Matter Properties of Matter
  1. What is Matter?
  2. What are the properties of matter?
  3. List the properties of matter in your Science notebook.
  4. What tools do we use to measure the properties of matter?
Heat and Temperature Heat
  1. Write down 5 things you learned about heat in your Science notebook.
Heat and Temperature Magic School Bus in the Arctic
  1. After watching this episode write a summary in your Science Notebook on what you learned about heat.
Heat and Temperature Heat, Energy, and Temperature
  1. What is heat?
  2. What is thermal energy?
  3. What is temperature?
  4. What is the relationship between heat, thermal energy, and temperature?
  5. How does heat move?
  6. Write down 5 things you learned about from this video in your Science notebook.
Heat and Temperature Winter
  1. What is the first day of winter like?
  2. What is winter weather like in most places?
  3. Is it cold all over the world in winter?
  4. What do plants and animals do in the winter?
States of Matter Everything Is Made of Something
  1. How does water change when you heat it?
  2. How does water change when you freeze it?
  3. When is water a solid?
  4. When is water a liquid?
  5. When is water a gas?
States of Matter A First Look: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
  1. What is matter?
  2. What are the states of matter?
  3. What is a solid?
  4. What is a liquid?
  5. What is a gas?
  6. How does matter change from one state to another?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 How Do Animals Find Food? Bobbie Kalman NC910L
2 What's the Matter in Mr. Whiskers' Room? Michael Elsohn Ross 590L
3 What Is the World Made Of?: All About Solids, Liquids, and Gases Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
4 Matter: See It, Touch It, Taste It, Smell It Darlene Ruth Stille
5 The Energy That Warms Us: A Look at Heat Jennifer Boothroyd 590L
6 Heat and Cold Peter Lafferty
7 What Is Heat Energy? Lynnae D Steinberg 890L

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Go on a walk in the neighborhood and have your student observe the following: animals gathering food or eating, animals working together, locate matter that represents the three states if possible, and the temperature.