2nd grade Social Studies Homework

Week of December 4th




This week in social studies we will be studying the following important figures from Georgia: James Oglethorpe, Mary Musgrove and Tomochichi


Please use the following link to help your student study and complete their homework.


We suggest students focus on one important figure Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, then Thursday review for test Friday. 


Students are to print out the worksheet found on this website, and complete the information about these three people (please don’t complete questions about the rest of the people-we will do this later in the year).  Worksheet is to be turned in on Friday for a grade.


If you do not have internet access please let us know, and we will be happy to provide a hard copy.



Thank you!


Your Second Grade Teachers





2nd grade Energy Project


Due Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Directions: Chose an activity from the following to study energy at home and prepare a presentation to share with the class.


  1. Create a puppet of the sun.  Prepare a puppet show for the class, teaching way the sun is a very important source of energy.


  1. Use a camera to take pictures of items around your house that use heat or light energy.  DO NOT USE THEM-BE SAFE!  Print the pictures and present to the class what items you found, how they use energy and what we use these items for.


  1. Write a song about the three types of energy we are studying-energy of motion, heat energy and light energy.


  1. Design your own experiment (with your parent’s supervision) to show energy of motion, heat energy or light energy.  Write out the details to present to the class.


  1. Complete one of the following projects and be able to explain to the class what you found out.  Be able to explain what your prediction was, and what really happened and why. 




Heat Energy Experiment:

2) Build a solar oven and cook something with adult supervision.  Use the following website as a guide.












Light Energy Experiment:


If you pick this experiment please try to do it during a warmer part of the day!


What you'll need:

  • 2 identical drinking glasses or jars
  • Water
  • Thermometer
  • 2 elastic bands or some sellotape
  • White paper
  • Black paper


  1. Wrap the white paper around one of the glasses using an elastic band or sellotape to hold it on.
  2. Do the same with the black paper and the other glass.
  3. Fill the glasses with the exact same amount of water.
  4. Leave the glasses out in the sun for a couple of hours before returning to measure the temperature of the water in each.


Motion Experiment:

*Challenge-must be able to explain potential and kinetic energy, as well as energy transfer

What you'll need:

  • A large, heavy ball such as a basketball or soccer ball
  • A smaller, light ball such as a tennis ball or inflatable rubber ball


  1. Make sure you're outside with plenty of room.
  2. Carefully put the tennis ball on top of the basketball, holding one hand under the basketball and the other on top of the tennis ball.
  3. Let go of both the balls at exactly the same time and observe what happens.





This project is due on Friday the 18th.  If you have lost the printed out copy of the turkey you are more than welcomed to print out any turkey you find in google images.  Let me know if you have any questions about this project.