The Sun

Brainstorming lessons for an integrated unit.

Common Core/Essential Standards

2nd Grade Science

2.E.1.1 Summarize how energy from the sun serves as a source of light that warms the

land, air, and water.

2nd Grade Health

2.PCH.2.2 Explain the dangers associated with excessive sun exposure (e.g., sun burn,

damage to eyes, skin cancer) and methods for protecting oneself from these dangers.

2nd Grade ELA

2.RL.2.2 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Integrated Unit Planning

Brainstorming lessons based on standards chosen.

What if...

Why can't we get close to the sun?

What if you could get so close to the sun that you could hear it?

Random Student Selector

The Wonder of the Day

Encourage asking good, deep questions with the Wonderopolis Wonder of the Day.

National Geographic Photo of the Day

Integrate the national geographic photo of the day into your lessons. They are great for activating and building prior knowledge and vocabulary.

Formative Assessment: 3-2-1

Amber Ballard

2nd Grade Teacher

Dana Elementary School