Category Archives: Science

Our seeds have sprouted!

The radish seeds we placed in our root viewers on Monday have already sprouted!  We noticed something quite mysterious, however.  The sprouts are “L” shaped instead of “l” shaped.  Ask your child why that might be… Advertisements

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Do plants eat dirt?

First/second grade students have been busy this week in science learning even more about plant adaptations.  On Monday, students worked together to answer the question, “Do plants eat dirt?”  They learned about the importance of water (which is taken in by … Continue reading

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From Problem, to Plan, to Prototype

First/second graders just completed an exciting, hands-on science unit about animal biodiversity!  In their final animal biodiversity science mystery, the students investigated which kinds of birds are most likely to visit a bird feeder, based on what they eat.  In … Continue reading

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Animal Biodiversity

First/second grade students have begun an exciting new science mini-unit!  This unit helps students develop a sense of wonder for biodiversity: the sheer range and variety of animals found on earth.  In their first science Mystery, students thought deeper about … Continue reading

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How can you stop a landslide?

This week in science, first/second grade students are applying what they have learned about landforms, erosion, and wildfires to engineer a device to stop a landslide.  To begin, the students worked with a partner to compare multiple solutions for preventing … Continue reading

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What’s strong enough to make a canyon?

In first/second grade students worked as partners to solve the science mystery What’s strong enough to make a canyon?  The students created a model of rain and land to explain what causes a canyon to form.  They discovered, as amazing … Continue reading

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Why Do Rivers Have Currents?

In first/second grade this week we explored the question What causes a river to flow?  Before diving deep into our inquiry, students predicted that rivers might have currents because of wind or from fish swimming by quickly.  In pairs, students … Continue reading

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