Mr. Lawson's Science Class

Second Grade Engineers!

posted Dec 3, 2013, 5:25 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Dec 3, 2013, 5:27 AM ]

This week our second graders are beginning a project to learn about the challenges of living in a coastal area. They will use the websites and to design buildings that they will place on a model river. We will print our buildings on our newly donated Makerbot Replicator 2. This printer was generously funded by Makerbot and two of Mr. Cain's friends on Donor's Choose. On the model we will demonstrate erosion, flooding, and other storm related hazards. Please have your parents create an account on one of these sites and practice at home.

Happy Fall

posted Sep 27, 2013, 5:58 AM by Unknown user

This past Sunday was the Autumnal Equinox. On that date daytime and nighttime were about the same. Starting on September 25 the nights became longer than the day. The day will continue to get shorter by 2mins 40secs each day until the first day of winter. 

This week Pre-K, K, and first grade read "It's Fall" by Linda Glasser in order to know what changes to look for this season. Scientists are always looking for evidence of nature's cycles. Please encourage you children to be on the lookout for evidence of fall by looking at plants, trees, people, the weather, and animal behaviors.

Second grade used the balance scale to weigh rocks. We discussed how knowing an object's mass is one way scientists can make an observation. Last week we used the magnifying glass to observe the words and numbers on a penny.

Try to get outside this weekend and make some of your own observations of the changing season.

Autumn Is Near

posted Sep 17, 2013, 5:20 AM by Unknown user

The temperatures are starting to drop. Today was the first time that I had to wear my puffy coat. All my classes will be talking about how we observe the change of season. The read aloud of the week is "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves." The first day of fall will be on September 22. This day is called the Autumnal Equinox. On that day we will have equal hours of daylight and nighttime.

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