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Second Grade

Second graders will get the opportunity to explore the earth, animal and plant life, and early engineering concepts with these science kits.

Biodiversity

Students explore the many different kinds of life on Earth and work with the metamorphosis of mealworms, the life cycle of the cucumber plant, and a living thing that isn't a plant or an animal but grows quickly and is good to eat—like oyster mushrooms! See what’s inside.


Change

Students learn about seasonal changes and how the moon changes throughout the month. They discover the changes that occur when different solids are mixed with water, how materials change state, what happens when objects are "charged," and what changes magnets can cause. See what’s inside.


Energy

Energy and engineering join forces in this unit. Students explore energy as they use different materials to design and build sailboats. They use energy to make strange sounds and measure heat created by a chemical reaction. Finally, students examine paper that has an unusual reaction to heat energy. See what’s inside.


Soils and Rocks

Students perform tests on sand, clay, and humus to determine the unique properties of each kind of soil. Students then perform experiments to discover which soil is the best for germinating seeds and what growing plants need. They explore rocks as they sort, sieve, and perform geological tests. See what’s inside.