It's Groundhog Day! Watch the videos below to learn more about the funny creature and Groundhog Day.

Learn more about Groundhog Day...

So what did

 

Punxsutawney Phil

 

Predict today

 

February 2, 2017? Click

 

here to find out.

Machines Help Us Do Work

Click on the picture below to learn about special animal adaptations.

Click here to learn about animal Adaptations.
Click here to learn about animal Adaptations.

Jane Goodall

Watch a Biography Video of Jane Goodall

Learn More about Jane Goodall's Institute.

Click on the picture to learn more about Jane Goodall and her foundation.
Click on the picture to learn more about Jane Goodall and her foundation.

Polyphemus Caterpillar and Moth

Antheraea polyphemus

Click on the picture to watch videos of real kid inventors on the Ellen Show.
Click on the picture to watch videos of real kid inventors on the Ellen Show.

Dinosaur Information 

Click on the Picture to Learn More about Dinosaurs

NOTE: This site only works on a desktop computer.  It does not work on an iPad.  

Check out kidsdinos.com

Click here to listen to dinosaur videos
Click here to listen to dinosaur videos

One exhibit choice you can build is a diorama.  Click here or on the picture above to visit First Palette for directions on building a really cool dinosaur exhibit.  

Blast off to the Moon! 

Click on the picture above to learn more about our Moon.
Click on the picture above to learn more about our Moon.
Click on the picture to learn more about the Moon.
Click on the picture to learn more about the Moon.

The desert Spadefoot Toad
The desert Spadefoot Toad

Click on the links to learn more...

 

Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum 

 

The Sonoran Desert 

 

Animals in the Desert Biome

The Life Cycle of

the Spadefoot Toad

The Sounds of the

Spadefoot Toad

Click on the picture to learn more about all kinds of weather.
Click on the picture to learn more about all kinds of weather.

Click on the picture above to learn more about Super Croc.

Croc Eating Dinos! 

What can fossils teach us? 


In this video, Paul Sereno talks about what we humans can learn from fossils.  

Science Fridays


Fridays are S.T.E.M. days.  In second grade, we will be using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to learn to solve real-world problems.  

Whales and Seals Quick Links

Click on the picture.
Click on the picture.

Click here to learn about whales.  





Click on the Picture to learn more about worms and composting
Click on the Picture to learn more about worms and composting
Click on the Title to Learn More
Click on the Title to Learn More

Click on the Pic to learn more about earthworms
Click on the Pic to learn more about earthworms

Click on the picture to learn more about tornadoes
Click on the picture to learn more about tornadoes


Click on Frogs to learn more
Click on Frogs to learn more

The Spring Peeper



This is our class insect, the Praying Mantis.  We found it outside of our classroom.  In order to keep it alive and well, we needed to build an artificial habitat.  

First, we started by learning more about a praying mantis and what it needs to survive.  We read books and did research online to find out all that we could.  

 

 

Next, we used our research to draw habitat designs with our Tri-Teams.  

After designing our habitats, we went outside to gather material to build our habitat.  

We worked as a team to use the materials that we gathered to build the artificial habitat. 


Lego Robot Engineering. 

Partners used our Lego Robot sets and manuals to build different robots, like a lion with a working mouth, an airplane with a moving propeller, and working crane.  

We then used Lego WeDo Software to remotely control our models and robots.  We will be constructing student engineered robots later in the school year.  The students will then use the WeDo Software to control the robot that they built in order to perform a task.  



Field Trip Permission and Lunch Order Forms

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