Hello 2nd Grade Scientists!



This year you will be studying many topics from the Colorado Assessment Standards for grade science as well as a number of additional enrichment activities. The standards may be viewed by clicking on the link below.




Science Strand
Second Grade Content
Links
Physical Science
1. Changes in speed or direction of motion are caused by forces such as pushes and pulls.

Life Science
1. Organisms depend on their habitat's nonliving parts to satisfy their needs.
2. Each plant or animal has different structures or behaviors that serve different functions.

Earth Science
1. Weather and the changing seasons impact the environment and organisms such as humans, plants, and other animals.



Schedule of 2nd Grade Science Enrichment



Week of.....
Topic
September 9
What is science?
September16
CLO: Students will communicate their claims and data evidence about sounds, in Think-Pair-Share and in writing, after completing sound stations.
September 23
CLO: Students will make and defend claims about the properties of sound based on the evidence of data collected in a rotation of sound investigations.
September 30
CLO: Students will make and defend claims about the properties of sound based on the evidence of data collected in a rotation of sound investigations.
October 7
CLO: Students will make and defend claims about the properties of instruments that change pitch and volume based on the evidence of data collected in sound investigations. Students will learn NB and behavioral expectations.
October 14
CLO: Students will make and defend claims about the properties of instruments that change pitch based on the evidence of data collected in sound investigations involving striking a variety of nails. Students will practice NB and behavioral expectations.
October 21
CLO: Students will make and defend claims about the properties of instruments that change pitch based on the evidence of data collected in sound investigations involving Thumbe Plunkers. Students will practice writing a question for our investigation.
October 28
CLO: Students will complete an assessment to demonstrate their learning about how objects make sound and how the properties of objects can be used to change pitch.
November 4
What are testable questions?: focus on light spectrums in different light sources as seen through a diffraction grating.
November 11
Veteran's Day: Investigate how the number of windings affects distance traveled on a rubber-band powered car.
November 18
Learning about the Science Fair procedure and doing projects. Scientific Method, testable question, and science process.
November 25

December 2
Students will describe and sort rocks based on their physical properties including: shape, color, size, texture, luster, smell, streak, weight
December 9
Students will describe and sort rocks based on their physical properties and play a riddle game using descriptors of specific rocks.
December 16
Students will describe and sort rocks based on their physical properties including: shape, color, size, texture, luster, smell, streak, weight
Winter Break

January