SECOND GRADE  - HELPING HANDS SCIENCE
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Chapter

Required Lab in Science Lab

Materials

Storybooks or Slideshow (on http://msnucleus.org)

 

LIFE

Plant Life Cycles

2.1 Angiosperm/Gymnosperm

Life Cycle Plants 2B 

3 bags of 8 specimens (cone, fruit husk, redwood, palm tree, eucalyptus bark, Douglas fir, flower)

What is a Tree?

Animal Life Cycles 2.2 Animal Models  2 sets if plastic animal models

Frog Tales

 

EARTH

Rocks, Soils, and Fossils

 

2.3 Rocks -3 Types Rocks
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.4 Fossils - comparing fossils to present day organisms

 

2 sets of igneous (scoria, granite, obsidian, pumice); sedimentary (sandstone, conglomerate, shale,mudstone; metamorphic (serpentinite, schist, marble, gneiss) Ricky the Rapping Rock
Going Back through time with Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs (slideshow)

4 packets of 5 shells (moonsail, Rapana, turritella, abalone, bivalve) and 1 fossil (mollusk)
Using Resources    

Gems

Give Water a Second Chance 

 

PHYSICAL

Objects in Motion     Gary the Gardener

Physics of Toys (slideshow)

Forces      
Magnets

2.5 Magnets

 
1 logo, 1 wand, 1 marble, 2 ring magnet Electrons and the Hairy Monster
Making Sound

2.6   Tuning Forks -Sound

7 sets of tuning forks (2048, 1024, 640, 512, 480, 256, 100 mhz)  

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