Thursday, May 9, 2013
In 2nd grade we are learning about the properties of loam, sand, and clay. The students explored which soil was the stickiest and which held the most water. Using what they discovered, they created a recipe for the best mud pie! It was so amazing (and educational) to be able to play in the mud!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The kids in 2J have been busy learning the parts of the eye and how our eyes work. Today we dissected cow eyes! Nurse Twyla and two student nurses came to help us dissect the eyes and learn a little more about eyes. THANKS Twyla and student nurses!
The retina (above) and the cornea (below)
After learning about the parts of the ear and how we hear, the kids in 2J had the opportunity to make their own instruments. It was so much fun to see how creative they could be with some rubber bands, wax paper, plastic containers, and chop sticks! The end result was quite noisy, but all of the different sounds lead us into a good discussion about why some of the vibrations made a high pitch and some made a low pitch. What a great learning activity about sound, vibrations, and hearing!
Measuring in centimeters!
The students got a chance to build a ramp to roll a car down. The object was to see which car would roll the farthest. Students used a meter stick to measure the distance each car went. It was a great activity for the kids to practice team-work and measurement.