2nd Grade Program Information

Below are EdVenture's current offerings for 2nd Grade learners. The programs are available for schools and other groups (i.e. camps, daycare)

 

Classroom Programs

30 student max per 45 min session

A Child Around the World

Subject: Social Studies 
SC Standards: (1-4.1, 1-4.2, 1-4.3)
Become an honorary world citizen and experience for a day what it's like as a child from another culture. What’s for breakfast? How you celebrate birthdays? What you do for chores? How do you greet others? What happens when you lose your first tooth? What does your house look like?

DIY Science

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: 2.S.1, 2.P.3 (3.S.1, 3.P.2, 5.S.1, 5.P.2) 
Learn how to be a scientist right in your very own home! Students will learn about the different changes in matter, states of matter, and how we can manipulate them with nothing more exotic than the items found in our very own kitchen! This hands-on program focuses on safe and unsafe chemicals, lab safety, mixtures, measurement and introducing students to different science tools. We’ll create foaming monsters, mini-explosions, a bubbling lava monster, and your very own alien boogers!

Earth ROCKS!

Subject: Earth Science 
SC Standards: Science (1.S.1, 1.E4, 1.E4A, 1.E4A.1, 3.S.1, 3.P.3, 3.P.3A, 8,E.5, 8.E.5A, 8.E.5C) 
Students will explore all sorts of rocks, minerals and fossils. They will learn to identify the main types of rocks, classify minerals by physical properties and dig for gems and fossils.

Growing Garbage

Subject: Earth Science/Sustainabilit
SC Standards: (Science K.P.4A, Social Studies 1.1, Health P-1.7.2)
Don’t throw that stuff away! Students will learn that not all garbage is bad. In fact, some can be re-purposed, some can be recycled and some can be turned into soil. Kids love meeting Garbegina, our recycling ambassador, and our shy yet very hard-working live worms.

Healthy Me Healthy You

Subject: Health
SC Standards: N-2.1, N-2.7 (G-K.1, P-K.1, N-K.1, G-1.1, P-1.1, N-1.1)
Meet STUFFEE, EdVenture’s health ambassador, who teaches students how to maintain the body – inside and out! Students learn about their digestive tract, how to find and take their pulse, how to keep their heart and lungs strong and the importance of exercise, and eating healthy. Learn about food groups, the food pyramid, and how to keep your teeth healthy. Students will have an opportunity to meet our dental dragons, Williams and Brice. They will show STUFFEE how to properly brush her teeth.

It’s Just a Phase

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science 2.P.3, 2.P.3A (K.P.4, 3.P.2, 3.P.2A, 5.P.2, 5.P.2A, 7.P.2, 7.P.2B, 7.P.2A) 
This lesson teaches students about the three states of matter, their properties, and how phase changes occur! Students will observe experiments with dry ice and even get to try our very special “astronaut marshmallows” made by our EdVenture Educators with liquid nitrogen!

Little Sparks and Life Safety

Subject: Fire and Life Safety 
SC Standards: (Health I-K.7.1)
Do your students know what it means to be safe from fire at home? Designed and presented by educational specialists from the South Carolina Division of Fire and Life Safety, Office of State Fire Marshal, this program teaches children the basic tenets of home fire safety, such as knowledge of smoke alarms, home escape plans, what’s hot and what’s not, and how to react in emergency situations. By empowering our youngest citizens to become safety managers in their own homes, students will leave knowing the skills to help them stay safe!

Magnificent Magnets

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science 2.S.1, 2.P.3B (3.S.1, 3.P.3B) 
This is a fun-packed, hands-on program that delves into magnetism magic. Students will play with super magnets, manipulate ferro-fluids and create electricity using magnets. Older students will build a simple electric motor.

Math Games

Subject: Mathematics 
SC Standards: Math 2.NBST.5, 2.ATO.1, 2.G.1, 2.G.3, 2.MDA.3, 2.MDA.10 (K.ATO.4, K.ATO.5, K.ATO.6, K.MDA.3, 1.ATO.6, 1.ATO.9, 1.MDA.5, 1.MDA.6, 3.NSBT.3,3.NSBT.4, 3.NSF.1, 3.NSF.2, 3.MDA.6, 4.ATO.2, 4.ATO.5, 4.G.3, 4.MDA.2, 4.MDA.7, 5.NSBT.2, 5.NSF.2, 5.NSF.8, 5.ATO.2, 5.MDA.1, 6.NS.1, 6.RP.2, 6.GM1, 6.GM.4, 7.NS.3, 7.NS.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EEI.3, 7.GM.6, 7.DSP.5, 8.NS.1, 8.EEI.5,8.GM.7, 8.GM.9)
Students will apply math concepts and use critical thinking to solve real life problems, fun physical challenges, and complex puzzles.  Through decision making, they will learn about time management and how their choices will impact the final score.

Motion Commotion

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science 2.S.1, 2.P.4, 2.P.4A (5.S.1, 5.P.5, 5.P.5A)
Students will explore the forces and laws of motion in this energetic game show. Through a series of physical challenges, like human bowling and the catapult catch, students will become engaged with the material like never before. 

Sound Off, Lights Up!

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science  (1.P.2, 4.S.1, 4.P.4, 8.P.3, 8.P.3A) 
Investigate the world of mechanical and electromagnetic waves as students explore lasers, glockenspiels, lenses, and more! Students will learn the basics including frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. Then they’ll explore what properties control the pitch and volume of sound waves, as well as how different materials can cause the refraction and reflection of light waves. Students will create their own sights and sounds in this hands-on program.

Weather You Like it or Not

Subject: Earth Science 
SC Standards: Science 2.E.2, 2.E.2A (K.E.3, K.E.3A, 1.E.3, 4.E.2, 4.E.2A, 4.E.2B, 4.E.3B, 6.E.2, 6.E.2A, 6.E.2B, 8.E.4, 8.E.4B) 
Students will understand how weather affects plants, animals and all human activities. They will explore a variety of meteorological instruments, have fun with vortex demonstrations, observe the water cycle and create a cloud in a bottle.

Lab Programs

Only at EdVenture
24 student max per 45 min session

Botanical Investigators (BioInvestigations Lab)

Subject: Life Science
SC Standards: Science (1.S.1, 1.L.5, 1.L.5A, 1.L.5B, 3.S.1A, 4.S.1A, 4.L.5A, 4.L.5B, 5.S.1A , 6.S.1A, 6.L.5B, 7.S.1A, 7.L.3A 8.S.1A, 8.E.6B)
Students will look closely at different kinds of plants in order to compare, contrast, and ultimately classify them.  This engaging hands-on activity encourages students to use dissection tools as they investigate flower anatomy. In addition, microscopes will be used to look at the plants cellular organization and see how they are different from animals.

Global Chef (Cooking Lab - presented by AFLAC)

Subject: Health, Physical Science
SC Standards: Science 2-1, 2-4 (3-1.2, 3-1.3, 3-1.4 Health G-4.1.1, N-4.1.1, P-5.1.1, N-5.1.1, N-5.1.3, N-6.1.3, N-6.1.4, N-7.6.1)
Global Chef takes student on a culinary adventure around the world to explore different cuisines and cultures in the Cooking Lab. Students will prepare an exciting dish and learn where and how it is prepared traditionally.
Must choose an option: Greek Pitas, Chicken Tikka Masala, Sushi, Quesadillas or Thai Coconut Soup

Read It and Eat It (Cooking Lab - presented by AFLAC)

Subject: Health and ELA
SC Health Standards: (G-K.1.1, G-K.1.2, G-K.1.3, G-1.1.1, P-1.1.1) 
In this exciting class, students will read a literary selection with a healthy eating message and then whip up a colorful, nutritious snack! Students will learn to make informed choices about food and how to create healthy eating habits early in life. By making a connection between some of their favorite book characters and a love of food, we will expand student’s palates first-hand!
Must choose an option: pizza, yogurt parfaits, DIY salad bowls or oatmeal cookies.

Strawberry DNA (BioInvestigations Lab)

Subject: Life Science 
Students will discover DNA by extracting it themselves from strawberry cells! We will take a rudimentary look at how the genetic code helps living organisms to survive and thrive. Students will don their goggles and grab their lab tools as they measure, mix, and mash their way to extracting huge clumps of strawberry DNA that they can see and touch!

Highlighted Assembly Program

Motion Commotion: The Game Show

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science 2.P.4, 2.P.4A (5.P.5, 5.P.5A)
Students will explore the forces and laws of motion in this energetic game show. Through a series of physical challenges, like human bowling and the catapult catch, students will become engaged with the material like never before. 
*Great on its own or as a large group review when combined with our Motion Commotion Class.