Monday, November 5, 2012

Saving Science

Hello blog readers (if you are still out there-I've been gone for a long, long time),

I need your help today.  Science has become terribly, horribly boring.  Our 2nd grade students are so desperate for engaging science that they are literally digging up the playground at recess (No, I'm not kidding)!!! 

Not my students, but I think this captures how they feel.  :-(

We are about to embark upon our energy unit, and we need your help!  We are looking for engaging experiences to provide our students that will still yield a grade.  What do you do for science in your 2nd grade classroom?  What do the kids really love?  How do you grade it?  What are your sources for lessons/experiments? 

I've looked around the internet a bit, especially at the websites of two of my favorite scientists, Bill Nye and Steve Spangler.  I'm about to check out Pinterest next, but I'd love to hear your science success stories.  Please help us...BEFORE my students dig to China!

I hope to make my way back to blog land.  Maybe next week I can write a post to update you on how Investigations is going and what it looks like in my classroom.  Thanks for reading (and hopefully helping!). 


Angi said...

Check out Engineering is Elementary. There is a kit on windmills called Catching the Wind. We used it at the beginning of the year. We talk a lot about how wind turbines create energy. If that is something you are interested in, I could give you a few more ideas. :)


Mrs. Peters said...

I have always had a hard time thinking scientifically and keeping the students engaged!! Luckily I teach Social Studies and my co-teacher takes care of the Science class!!
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