In second grade, students remain on the path of studying scientific topics in depth. Activities are developmentally appropriate with emphasis on experiences that enrich their learning. In Pebbles, Sand, and Silt, you child discovers the wonder of rocks and fossils. Earth materials and natural resources are discussed and through exciting literature, students will begin to understand more abstractly the world in which they live.
In the science module, Balance and Motion, students learn about the dynamic world in which everything is in motion. They discover that motion takes many forms and through hands-on experiences and exciting activities, they learn about balance, counterweight, and stability. This is the perfect springboard for connecting mathematical concepts like measurement, reasoning, and data collection.
In Insects and Plants, the focus is on discovering the life sequences of insects and comparing the stages of metamorphosis exhibited by different species. Your child actively participates in observation of the life cycle of plants from seed to new seed and will record and analyze data to create mathematical models.
You child will connect these experiences to information he/she gathers from reading about the life cycles of plants and animals and will help to further motivate your child to explore the wonderful world around them.