Second Grade Science Webpage

Welcome to Ms. Ileana's second grade science webpage! In this site, you will find the following:

1. Letter to Parents

2. Calendar

3. Learning Cycle Lesson

4. Exploration Resources

Letter to Parents:

Parents,

I welcome you and your child to my 2nd grade science classroom. I’m very excited for the kids to see what I have prepared for them. We will be working on many fun activities. Here is a brief overview of what our year will look like.

August/September: During these months, our class will be discussing plants. They will learn about the different parts of a plant and about their needs. We will be planting our own seeds and watching them grow. With this unit, kids will learn about living and nonliving systems.

October/November: Our class will be learning about the seasons. We will talk about the different types of leaves and they will see how they change depending on the seasons. They will also learn about the different types of trees and where they can be found across the world.

December/January: For these months, our class will be learning about the water cycle. We will be discussing the different types of clouds. The class will also be learning about snowflakes and their symmetry. Our class will be having a field trip during this time with meteorologists from The Weather Channel.

February/March: We will be learning about our solar system and kids will learn about what else is out in space. They will learning about the planets, moon, sun, and about our galaxy. During these months our class will take a field trip to the UNR planetarium where they can expand their knowledge about space.

April/May: When this time of the year comes, kids will be learning about animals. We will be working with animal characteristics, classification, and their life cycle. We will also be working with animal adaptations. Our class will be having caterpillars for the kids to watch as it turns into a beautiful butterfly.

June: Our class will learn about forces and motion. The kids will be working with magnets to learn how they can attract. They will learn about magnetic vs. nonmagnetic forces. We will also work with the states of matter.

I hope you gain a strong desire to guide and support your children in their education, especially in science. Science is a way of understanding the world. Parents who explore with their children are able to nurture great young scientists. I encourage you all to take any opportunity to ask your children “What would happen if….?” questions and encourage them to seek out answers. Find a time to have family discussions about science and how it affects our everyday lives.

I have attached a calendar of ways you can explore science with your children. They are simple things you can do with your children that can make a big impact on their lives. I also have attached a learning cycle lesson that is easy to follow and can easily be done at home. I’ve had great success with it in the classroom and I had to share it with you. Also, feel free to use the additional resources for your children to explore.

Thank you for your time. I look forward to working with you and your child this year.

Ms. Arellano

Calendar

Learning Cycle Lesson

Exploration Resources

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