Second Grade Classroom Programs

SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS

The Asombro Institute can bring a bit of hands-on science and the desert to your classroom. All programs provide an opportunity for students to learn about science through hands-on activities. Each program is aligned with the New Mexico STEM Ready! science standards (including the Next Generation Science Standards) and Common Core mathematics and English Language Art standards, where appropriate. Please call the Asombro Institute office (575-524-3334) to schedule your classroom presentations.

 

  • Where: In your classroom
  • Cost: $60 for first presentation; $30 for additional, same-day presentations (additional travel charges may apply for schools outside Las Cruces, NM – $25 + 45 cents per mile)
  • Maximum Group Size: 1 class per presentation (exceptions on an individual basis)
  • Length: Approximately one hour per presentation (some lessons are multi-day)

 

Asombro provides programming in all four science disciplines in the NGSS curriculum: life science; physical science; earth & space science; and engineering, technology, & applications of science. Please scroll down to see our specific program offerings. A brief description of the program and applicable science standards are listed for each lesson. Click the science standard to read more on the Next Generation Science Standards website.

 

 

Habitat Stats

Students will use pitfall traps to investigate the types and numbers of ground arthropods in two different habitats in the schoolyard.

 

SCIENCE STANDARDS ADDRESSED

 

2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

 


 

Desert Stories

The Desert Stories Program engages students in a multi-lesson science and literacy project. Students observe differences in various seeds and model animal dispersal of seeds. Students also participate in two guided readings and practice identifying nouns and adjectives.

 

SCIENCE STANDARDS ADDRESSED

 

2-LS2-2 Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.

 

2-PS1-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

 

K-2-ETS1-2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.