December 29, 2006, Newsletter Issue #157: 2nd Grade Science

Tip of the Week

Second Grade Science:

*Useful and harmful animals
*Life cycle
*Birds and insects in winter
*Animal babies
*Animal defense of themselves and their young
*Plant and animal food
*Dinosaurs and other extinct animals
*Food chain
*Plant reproduction and growth
*Habitats and homes
*Weather and its effects on earth
*Effects of the seasons on the lives of people,
animals, and plants
*Water cycle
*Air and atmosphere
*Magnets and forces
*Earth and sky
*Sun, moon, planets
*Simple constellations
*Exploring space
*Scientific method and scientific inquiry

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