2nd Grade

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Programs that Correlate with Second Grade Standards

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Our goal is to teach youth about waste reduction and environmental responsibility. Many of our programs meet or correlate with Indiana’s Academic Standards. This brochure outlines those programs that best relate to the grade level standards for your class. Review the programs listed below and contact us to get your in-class visit scheduled. We look forward to working with you!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Rethink

Learn the basics of recycling! What can we recycle? How can we recycle it? Where can we recycle it? And why should we recycle it?

Science: 2.PS.1
Social Studies: 2.4.1, 2.4.2
English/Language Arts: 2.RF.4.6, 2.RL.2.1, 2.RL.4.1, 2.RV.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.2.5

Cottonball Launchers (Force and Motion)

Reuse a tp tube or solo cup to study basic physical science. Students will build cottonball launchers and observe and demonstrate the ways things can move.

Science: 2.PS.1

Worms Are Still Eating My Garbage

Scheduled only Sept-Nov. Learn about the red worm and how it turns garbage into compost. If desired, the class is left with a working vermicompost system and a “how to” book.

Science: 2.LS.2, 2.LS.3
English/Language Arts: 2.RV.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.3.2

Litter: Pick it Up, Don’t Pass it Up!

What is litter? Where does it come from? What can you do about it?

Find out with this interactive litter prevention program. Weather permitting, this will include a litter clean-up around the school grounds. We will add in a new book about the affects of plastic pollution on wildlife along with a hands-on activity.

Social Studies: 2.4.1, 2.4.2
English/Language Arts:
2.RL.2.1, 2.RL.4.1, 2.RV.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.2.5, 2.SL.3.2

How Do They Do That?

What happens to the “stuff” we put in our recycling bin? It can find new life as lots of fun and useful things. This program explains the difference between making things from natural resources and recycling. Lots of samples of recycled content items are included in the program!

Social Studies: 2.2.5, 2.4.1, 2.4.2, 2.4.3
English/Language Arts:
2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.2.5, 2.SL.3.2

“Eliza and the Dragonfly” with a Trash to Treasure Craft

Through a reading of Eliza and the Dragonfly, students will learn about the life cycle of a dragonfly, water quality and the connections between human actions and habitats. We will conclude the lesson by making a dragonfly from a re-used spoon and plastic.

Science: 2.LS.2, 2.LS.3
English/Language Arts: 2.RL.2.1, 2.RL.2.3, 2.RL.4.1, 2.RV.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.2.5, 2.SL.3.2

Treasure Walk

Go on a treasure walk with us! We will be talking about one of our favorites, “Tiny, Perfect Things” by M.H. Clark. When you look  for the tiny things, you care about them. And when you care about them, you do things to protect them.

Science: 2.LS.3
Social Studies: 2.3.3, 2.3.6
English/Language Arts:
 2.RL.2.1, .RL.2.4, 2.RL.4.1, 2.SL.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, w.SL.3.2, 2.SL.4.3

 

 

 

Garbage Pizza

Have you ever wondered how much space cardboard, plastic or paper take up in the landfill? This is a fun way to learn math and science at the same time!

Math: P.S.4
Science: SEPS.2
Social Studies: 2.4.1, 2.4.2
English/Language Arts: 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4

Compost Stew

Using a rhyming story book, this programs introduces students to the merits of waste reduction through composting. Participants witness compost in action, and work together to create a healthy compost system through an interactive model.

Social Studies: 2.4.1
English/Language Arts:
2.RN.2.1, 2.RN.2.3, 2.RV.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.3.2, 2.SL.4.3

STEM Challenge: Architecture

Plan, Build, and Test a house from reused/repurposed materials with inspiration from “Iggy Peck Architect”. Students will work in teams and be given a certain amount of time and materials to construct a home.

Science: K-2.E.1, 2.PS.1
English/Language Arts: 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2.SL.4.2

Junkbot

Read along with us as we enjoy “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires and make our own Junkbot from reused items you might find around the house. Don’t worry if it doesn’t work the first time.

Science: K-2.E.1
English/Language Arts: 2.RL.2.1, 2.RL.2.2, 2.RL.2.3, 2.RL.2.4, 2.RL.4.1, w.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4, 2. SL.3.2, 2.SL.4.3

Jingle Bell Maze

Create your own maze with a reused shoebox and see if you can get the lost bell back home.

Social Studies: 2.2.5, 2.3.6
English/Language Arts: 2.RL.2.1, 2.RL.2.2, 2.RL.2.3, 2.RL.2.4, 2.RL.4.1, 2.SL.2.1, 2.SL.2.3, 2.SL.2.4

Purdue University: The Nature of Teaching

“Food Waste from Farm to Fork”
From a unit that “highlights the resources required to produce food and the food  wasted along each step of the food production system.”

Math: 2.NS.1, 2.CA.1, 2.CA.2, 2.DA.1
ELA-Literacy:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.4, RF.3.4, SL.3.1, SL.3.2, RF.5

“The Apple Falls Far from the Tree”
“This unit is designed to teach students about food waste and ways they can help reduce it.”

Math: 2.NS.1, 2.CA.1, 2.CA.2, 2.DA.1
ELA-Literacy:
RF.2.3, RF.2.4, SL.2.1, SL.2.2, SL.2.4, RF.3.4, SL.3.1, SL.3.2, RF.5