Category Archives: Science

Marble Runs

As part of our unit-of-study on force and motion, second grade students spent the past several days working as partners to create, build, and perfect marble runs.  I heard lots of, “Nice try,” “Let’s try that again,” and many of … Continue reading

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Writing, Reading & Questioning Like Scientists

Students in second grade are reading, writing and experimenting to learn more about force and motion!  During science the students are conducting experiments to answer questions like whether a car goes further on carpet or rugs, and what pushes and pulls are necessary to make our school … Continue reading

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Quabbin Trip

The kindergarten, first and second grade classes went on a field trip to the Quabbin Reservoir today to help restock the water with rainbow trout.  Students worked together to deliver the young trout to the clean and fresh water in buckets and then watched … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade, Science

Goodbye Rocks

If your child’s backpack seems a little heavier than normal this afternoon it’s probably because they are coming home with their desk rock collections.  Today in class students sifted and categorized various rocks according to size and properties.  They have also almost completed … Continue reading

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Bat Flight and Bird Flight

In science, second grade students have been learning about bats and discovering how bat wings compare to bird wings.  These are some of the details we have discovered so far… Bats have membranes in the space between the bones on their wings.  Birds … Continue reading

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Megabat or Microbat?

Do you know the difference between megabats and microbats?  Your second grader does!  This week in grade 2 we charted some of the differences between megabats and microbats and used our background knowledge about bats to infer why bats have … Continue reading

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Challenge Week Is Coming!

For our final full week of second grade, students will spend time each day working as a team to solve fun challenges together.  The week of challenges will be a culmination of all that students have learned in second grade and will … Continue reading

Posted in Life in Second Grade, Science