Second-grade students address NGSS standards pertaining to earth science by creating interactive science books. The books incorporate a variety of visual arts techniques and elaborate on the class study of volcanoes, land formation and weathering, erosion and deposition processes. Engaging primarily in paper craft, students learn design, 3-D modeling, and illustration techniques over the course of the unit. Finally, students present their interactive books to an audience.
CCSS English Language Arts: RI 2.1, 2.3, 2.5, 2.7, 2.9; RF 2.4a; W 2.2, 2.5, 2.7, 2.8; SL 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.6; L 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4b, 2.6; NGSS: 2-ESS1-1; 2-ESS1-2; 2-ESS2-2; K-2-ETS1-2; NCAS Visual Arts: Cr1.2.2a, Cr.2.1.2a, Cr.2.2.2a, Cr3.1.2a; Pr5.1.2a, Re7.1.2a, Re7.2.2a, Re9.1.2a