Property Investigators

Grade Level: 2 | Duration: 60 min

Investigate and analyze the properties of a set of items to determine which materials are best suited for different tasks.

Lesson Plan PDF

Lab Connection: Make it Matter lab

Grade Level: 2

Duration: 60 min

Concepts/Skills: Observation, hypotheses, materials, properties

Objectives: Students will:

  • Describe and classify a set of objects.
  • Analyze and test a set of objects to determine which is suitable for a particular function, based on its properties.

Standards Connections

Next Generation Science Standards
Grade Performance Expectation Description
2 2-PS1-2 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.
2 2-PS1-2 Analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
Science and Engineering Practices

Asking Questions and Defining Problems

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Cross Cutting Concepts


Cause and Effect

Structure and Function