Brenda Brought: Science and Social Studies

A great part of 2nd grade is our exploration of science and social studies topics.  Whenever possible, we try to engage the students in enriching and extending activities to spark their curiosity and make their learning as meaningful as possible.  Following are the main areas of study:
Science:
habitats
animal groups
plants
seed dispersal
pollination
water
solids, liquids, gases
weathering
landforms
outer space
magnets
endangered animals
environmental conservation
agriculture
simple machines
Social Studies:
citizenship and rules
Washington D.C.
government/U.S. Flag
life in early America
Colonial Times/13 colonies
multicultural celebrations
Martin Luther King, Jr./civil rights
continents/states
directions
important people/presidents in history
natural resources