Second grade began learning about Earth science in the STEM Lab recently by investigating where rivers come from and they are formed! The students investigated maps and different landforms before finally deciding that a mountain would be the best formation to see the flow of water. As the students engineered and tested their own mountains they were able to concretely visualize how gravity causes water to flow down the mountains and eventually carves out the rivers, lakes and ponds we have today. We will continue by talking about weather that causes natural disasters and attempt to design and engineer solutions that could safeguard against these disasters.
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