2nd Grade Learning Trunks

Project Invention: Force and Motion

This trunk breaks down some pretty complicated physics into bite-sized chunks for both teachers and students. Teachers will love it because their plans, materials, PowerPoint presentations, tests and handouts are all right there. Students will love it because the trunk provides TONS of hand-on learning opportunities geared to multiple intelligence and different ability levels.

Standards Addressed:

S2P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).
a. Plan and carry out an investigation to demonstrate how pushing and pulling on an object affects the motion of the object.
b. Design a device to change the speed or direction of an object.
c. Record and analyze data to decide if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a force (a push or a pull).

MGSE2.MD.1 Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
MGSE2.MD.3 Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
MGSE2.MD.4 Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.

Force & Motion
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Superheroes of Georgia: Georgia’s Civil and Human Rights Leaders

Books, costumes and artifacts that bring Georgia’s Superheroes to live. The trunk covers James Oglethorpe and Tomochichi’s teamwork in the founding of Georgia, Sequoyah’s creation of a Cherokee alphabet, Mary Musgrove’s trading post, Jackie Robinson’s and Martin Luther King’s lives from their point of view and the impact of Jimmy Carter’s compassionate actions.

Georgia Superheroes
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Digging into the Past and Present: Muscogee (Creek) and Cherokee Nations

The items in this trunk will simply make the Georgia Common Core Standards (SS2H1a and SS2H2ab) come to life. Second graders will dig into the past and discover the life of Georgia’s earliest people. In this unit, students will develop a deep understanding of the Creek and Cherokee Indians.  They will also explore the various tools, clothing, shelters and accomplishments of the Creek and Cherokee. In this Digging into the Past: Creek and Cherokee trunk, students will gain a better understanding of the life and times of the Creek and Cherokee Indians through hands-on lesson plans, media and artifacts. Sit back and relax and explore the wondrous life of Georgia’s earliest people.

Digging into the Past with the Creek & Cherokee
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Space, The Final Frontier

Using books, videos, tools and hands-on lesson plans, Second graders will gain a deeper understanding of the sun and moon, day and night, the seasons and star classifications. Georgia Performance Standards S2E1, S2E2 and S2E3

Space! The Final Frontier
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Bethany Brown
Museum in a Box Coordinator

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