Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. 2-PS1-3
Clarification Statement: Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.
Assessment Boundary: none
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Constructing explanations and designing solutions in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence-based accounts of natural phenomenon and designing solutions.
Make observations (firsthand or from media) to construct an evidence-based account for natural phenomena. (2-PS1-3)
Structure and Properties of Matter
Different properties are suited to different purposes. (2-PS1-3)
A great variety of objects can be built up from a small set of pieces. (2-PS1-3)
Energy and Matter
Objects may break into smaller pieces and be put together into larger pieces, or change shapes. (2-PS1-3)
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Editable materials list for investigating the strength and utility of pasta as a building material. Includes investigation of materials used to hold strands together (candies and tapes)
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Pirates and Describing Matter lesson overview with suggested Center activities, children's trade book lists, and mobile application.
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