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Grade 2

Grade 2 science posts

Term 4 kicks off with a bang!

We’ve been busy in the science lab today. The Grade 1s have measured density discovering that an unpeeled orange floats yet a peeled orange sinks- why, I wonder? The Grade 2s and 4s have been creating lava lamps while the Grade… Continue Reading →

Blowing up a balloon the scientific way!

    All you need is vinegar, bicarb soda and a whole lot of carbon dioxide.

Deadly Australians

The children were inspired to classify different animals into their groups, after their amazing experience at the Deadly Australian Presentation. Here is an example of a reptile and mammal skeleton. Reptile: Rattle snake Mammal: Marmoset

Harvest time!

The Grade 3’s harvested the garlic and herbs (parsley, rosemary and mint) to sell at this weekends Wangaratta Farmers Market. Our room smells amazing!! Thanks Mr Fram for your garlic bulbs in June, they’ve grown beautifully.


Today the Grade 2’s made a model lung from an empty bottle and two balloons. The balloon fills with air when the diaphragm expands (inhale) and empties when the diaphragm contracts (exhale). Exhale Inhale  

Blowing up balloons!

‘In science today , we blew up balloons with bicarb soda and vinegar. We put a balloon on top of the bottle and it blew up’- Bella and Bridie Grade 2  


Today the Grade 2’s put ice water in a glass watched condensation collect on the outside of the glass. This occurs because the water vapour particles hit the cold glass and turn into water droplets. This is why your mirror… Continue Reading →

Energy Wise

This is Alice and Amelie’s room heating data that they have collected over 3 weeks. The deal range for winter heating is 18 to 20 degrees. This chart shows how well St Pat’s is doing at being Energy Wise.


Today the Grade 2’s learnt about adaptations here’s a brainstorm showing the adaptations of the polar bear.

Plant Life Cycle Survey

Today the Grade 2’s conducted a plant life cycle survey. This is what they found out. ‘Lots of plants live a long time’, Patrick. ‘Lots of life cycles can occur at one time’, Bella. There are seeds on the parsley… Continue Reading →

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