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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

Flori Huitt, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction | Heidi Aranda, Senior Director of Curriculum Development

We've provided a rich selection of free online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.

Questions?

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Grade 2 Science - Week One

Printable Version - Week One Learning Board

2nd Grade

Science

Week 1: March 30th – April 3rd

Science Objectives: Students will be able to: 

  • Observe the sun’s different positions throughout a twenty-four hour day.
  • Explain the impact that the sun’s position has on the Earth at different times of a twenty-four hour day.
  • Observe the apparent shape of the moon from one night to another.
  • Name and draw the phases of the moon.

You Tube Videos

MOON

The Moon

Phases of the Moon Explanation

 

SUN

Here Comes the Sun

Following the Sun

Earth's Rotation and Evolution

Game

 

­Phases of the Moon Memory Game

 

Parents: Say the phase of the moon (waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full moon, waning gibbous, last quarter, waning crescent) and then have your child draw it using a draw erase board and marker or on a mini chalkboard or a paper and pencil. You can even use chalk outside if you have it. Let your kiddo use their moon phase sheet for the first few days. By Friday, see if they can draw the phases without using their sheet.

Reading

The Night Sky

El cielo de noche

The Moon Book

The Sun: A Super Star

Follow It! Learn About Shadows

 

 

 

Projects

Create your own phases of the moon sheet – (art project or Oreo cookie project)

 

Moon Journal – (phases of the moon attachment)

 

Sundial Clock – (make sure to position the sundial with 12 pointing North to get an accurate time when you take your sundial outside).

Scholastic Extension

 

Stars Stars Stars

This extension allows your child to start thinking about the stars now that they’ve learned more about the moon and the sun.

Vocabulary Words and Definitions:

Picture Support

Change: To be different than before.

Image of two different cupcakes

First Quarter Moon: A phase of the Moon in the lunar cycle halfway between a new Moon and a full Moon. The Moon appears to be a “half Moon” as seen from Earth.

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Full Moon: A phase of the Moon in the lunar cycle when all of the sunlit side of the Moon is visible from Earth.

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Gibbous: A word used to describe the Moon when it appears to be more than half but less than full.

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Gravity: A force that pulls objects toward each other.

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Lunar Cycle: The 4-week period during which the Moon orbits Earth one time and goes through all of its phases

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New Moon: The phase of the Moon in the lunar cycle when the sunlit side of the Moon is not visible from Earth.

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Orbit: To move or travel around an object in a curved path. Earth orbits the Sun. The Moon orbits Earth.

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Phase: The shape of the visible part of the moon.

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Waning: Getting smaller.

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Waxing: Getting larger.

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