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Land and Water Habitats Sort for Second Grade NGSS

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Teach students about plant and animal habitats with a SORT about Habitats aligned with the Next Generation Science Stations (NGSS) for Second Grade. In this station, students will learn about habitats using the sort cards to determine if plants and animals live on land or in water.

A second-grade science station about animals that live in land or water habitats. This interactive elementary science activity is perfect for second graders who need to learn about the variety of plant and animal habitats, volcanoes, erosion, and more! #sciencestation #secondgradescience #elementaryscience

What is Included in the Habitats Sort Station

Included in the Sort about animal and plant Habitats are:

  • Larger table-group color sorting cards
  • Smaller cut and paste sort for individual students
  • Differentiated questions in short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice formats. Worksheet and task cards are included for some options.
  • Answer key

Habitats Sort for Table Groups

There are two ways to do this sort. One way is in table groups where students collaboratively look at the images on the cards, read the brief descriptions, and then determine whether the plants and animals live on land or in water.

Elementary students sort whether plants and animals have a land or water habitat. This science station aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for second grade. Students read a passage and have two options for the sort: color table sort and a black and white cut and paste sort. After sorting students respond to the sort and reading passage by answering questions in one of four formats including short-answer and multiple-choice. #NGSS #secondgradescience #secondgrade

There are different plants and animals included in this sort. Students will look at each sort card, read about each animal or plant, and decide if each organism lives on land or in water.

This sort has colorful images that students analyze and decide the type of habitat where each plant or animals lives.

Cut and Paste Sort Option

The second way to do the sort is a cut and paste option. Students can do both options: sort color option as a whole group and the cut and paste option individually. Or you can choose to have students do only one option.

The cut and paste option is all in black and white and a worksheet format. After reading the informational passage, students look at the images, read the description of the plant or animal, and then sort each organism into the correct land or water habitat.

Elementary students sort whether plants and animals have a land or water habitat. This science station aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for second grade. Students read a passage and have two options for the sort: color table sort and a black and white cut and paste sort. After sorting students respond to the sort and reading passage by answering questions in one of four formats including short-answer and multiple-choice. #NGSS #secondgradescience #secondgrade

Differentiated Responses

Like all of our science stations, differentiated responses are available for students to demonstrate their understanding. Below is an example of the Short Answer worksheet. Fill-in-the-blanks and multiple-choice task cards are also available.

Elementary students sort whether plants and animals have a land or water habitat. This science station aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for second grade. Students read a passage and have two options for the sort: color table sort and a black and white cut and paste sort. After sorting students respond to the sort and reading passage by answering questions in one of four formats including short-answer and multiple-choice. #NGSS #secondgradescience #secondgrade

How to Purchase the Habitats Science Station

This Habitats Sort Science Station can be purchased on Teachers Pay Teachers. It is sold individually and part of a whole Sorts for Second Grade Science Stations. Also available is a Second Grade NGSS Science Station BUNDLE.

Would you like a Free Science Station?

I have a set of free science stations for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. Click here or the image below to access them.

Would you like a FREE second grade, third grade or fourth grade science station that follows the Next Generation Science Standards? These FREE NGSS 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade science stations are perfect for you to teach the standards and engage students in hands-on activities. Included is a reading passage, sorting cards, a cut and paste sort, as well as four different differentiated ways to respond to the activity. #NGSSsciencestations #fourthgradescience #secondgradescience #thirdgradescience

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