K-2 Science News and Updates!

Welcome to

K-2 Science!



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2 Eaglets have hatched!!!



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Welcome or Welcome Back to K-2 science! :) This year, I am excited to add some exciting STEM and engineering activities to all grades!  Below you will find the basic outline of curriculum for the year.  

 Kindergarten  1st Grade  2nd Grade 
 

Experiencing the Natural World through our 5 Senses

  • 5 Senses

  • Weather

  • Forest
 

Earth’s Water & Water Habitats = Hydrosphere

  • Types of Water Habitats

  • Water Cycle

  • Ponds & Wetlands

  • Oceans
 

Amazing Animal Adaptations!

  • Animal classifications

  • Bats

  • Adaptations

  • Fossils & Extinct species
 

Engineering & Agriculture

  • STEM  - including Balance and Motion

  • Agriculture
 

Earth & Land Habitats

  • Rocks

  • Soil

  • Landforms

  • Biomes

  • Animals in Winter/Adaptations
 

Earth & Space

  • Earth’s natural resources

  • Alternative energies

  • Weather

  • Reason for the seasons/space
 

Exploring Ecology

  • Insects

  • Water Habitats
 

Positive & Negative Human Effects on the Environment

  • Negative - waste, overuse of resources, pollution, trash vortex, threatened/endangered species

  • Positive - Recycling, composting, reducing waste

  • Agriculture
 

Insects & Plants

  • Food chains

  • Bees

  • IPM

  • Seeds/Plants

  • Flowers & Trees



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Meet Leonardo da Vinci!  
Just to be clear...he is NOT a ninja turtle! :) 

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He is a 5 year old, midland painted turtle who joined our classroom in September 2014.  He loves his new habitat and has enjoyed spending time with his classmates! 





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Curious about what the classroom and 
property look like? :) 






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Live Animal Webcams:




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Below are some science websites that all K, 1st and 2nd graders might enjoy: 


  • Brain Pop and Brain Pop Jr. - The junior version is great for K, 1st and 2nd.  The regular Brain Pop version is more advanced and has more complex content (mostly for 2nd grade and above).  They have videos, games and activities. 
    • Our username is gwcstech
    • Our password is greenwoods2015

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iPad apps 

Free:
  • Classify it
  • Daisy the Dinosaur 
  • Kids Can Match - Animals


Paid
  • Recycling Truck ($0.99)
  • Crazy Gears ($2.99)
  • Off the Rails ($1.99) 
  • Sink or Float ($1.99)



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