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Mystery Science Mini Lesson - Why is the Ocean Salty? (Second Grade)

Science is all around us. Let's get ready to learn something new today with Mystery Science! 1. Tap the and watch the first video. Make sure to stop and think about the questions when asked. 2. Click the > button to watch the second video. 3. πŸ—£ Talk to your family member about what you learned about why oceans are salty. How are they different from fresh water sources, how are they same, and how did the ocean get this way? 4. ✏️ Draw a picture of the steps that water takes to end up salty in the ocean. 5. Tap the add button. 6. Tap the camera button to take a picture of your drawing. Get ready to be the teacher! πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« 7. Tap the mic to record yourself teaching us all about the oceans and the salt in them. Tell us about fresh water sources and how salt gets into the water after it rains down from the sky. Use your drawing to walk through the steps. 8. Tap the check to save. 9. Check out the bonus clip on this Mystery Science Lesson to learn more about salt! Family Extensions: - Ask family members to share any of their experiences at the ocean and what it felt like to be in the salty water. - Try the experiment from the bonus clips (place an egg in a glass of tap water, then add salt and try again).

2nd Grade, Science, Home Learning
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Students can enjoy powerful science activities while learning from home. Mystery Science mini-lessons are a way for students to explore science topics individually or with their families. Learning from home is a great time to encourage curiosity and build scientific thinking skills. You can find more lessons here: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning. NGSS K-2-ETS1-1 - Ask questions based on observations to find more information about the natural and/or designed world.