Grade: 2nd

01 Mar 2021

Farm Ecosystems

August-June 

We will explore the unique places of a farm to discover how it fits into the natural ecosystem.  All living and nonliving things exist and depend on each other in unique ways in our farm ecosystem. 

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 2.LS.1: Living things cause changes on Earth.
  • NGSS
    • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.
    • 2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

Vocabulary:

Living, nonliving, ecosystem, farm, observation, habitats, biodiversity

01 Mar 2021

Variety of Life on the Farm

August-June 

All stages of life can be found around the farm.  Join us as we learn more about how these living things, and what stage they are in, can contribute to the well-being of the farm. 

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 2.LS.2: All organisms alive today result from their ancestors, some of which may be extinct. Not all kinds of organisms that lived in the past are represented by living organisms today.
  • NGSS
    • 2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.
    • 2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

Vocabulary:

Organism, stages, ancestor, extinct, seed dispersal, pollination, sunlight, water

01 Mar 2021

Seasonal Changes on the Farm

August-June 

Every season is a different experience when you are on the farm!  Come explore what the current season has to offer for life here.

Standards:

  • Ohio
    • 2.ESS.3: Long- and short-term weather changes occur due to changes in energy.
  • NGSS
    • 2-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.
    • 2-ESS2-1. Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

Vocabulary:

Seasons, weather, energy, Earth, wind, water, erosion, deposition

01 Mar 2021

Cultural Storytelling

August-June

Get inspired by stories told by different cultures. Using your own creativity, come help retell and reimagine these unique stories through the arts!

Standards:

  • VA.1PE Notice and point out details and respond to expressive features in artworks.
  • VA.5PE Identify and describe cultural symbols, images and contexts of works of art.
  • 2.Geography.6 The work that people do is impacted by the distinctive human and physical characteristics in the place where they live. 
  • 2.Geography.9 Interactions among cultures lead to sharing ways of life.
  • RL.2.2 Analyze literary text development. a. Determine the lesson or moral. b. Retell stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures.
  • SL.2.2 Retell or describe key ideas or details from a text read aloud or information presented in various media and other formats (e.g., orally).

Vocabulary:

Culture, symbol, tapestry, human characteristics, physical characteristics