Second Grade Scientists
We have been busy testing, observing, noticing, organizing, sorting, creating, and researching rocks, landforms, and types of changes to rocks and the Earth.
Plan & conduct investigations to describe and classify materials
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area
Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly
Identify how seasons and weather affect daily life
Students observed and sorted rocks into different categories and presented the variety of categories to the class using pictures that they took.
Then they observed a rock and tried to create changes from water, sand, and other rocks.
Next we studied wind and the changes it can create to sand, rocks, and landforms.
Then they researched and became Landform Experts to teach each other about different landforms and water forms.
Then they got to design a map of a unique island with various landforms and water forms and then design the model of the island. They turned out GREAT!!
Finally they created posters to explain their thinking and understanding of fast and slow changes to rocks and Earth.