AE/MS Second Graders Learn About ‘Earth Changes’

By Gretchen Hildebrand, AE/MS Second Grade

Second graders spent 5 weeks studying about Earth Changes and the causes, effects and impacts those changes have on our planet and our lives.  They worked in partnerships (which is a very challenging thing to do for 5 weeks) and produced wonderful posters to share their information with the first, third and eight graders.  I was amazed at their learning, their grit and their poise. As teachers, many of them would be SUPERB! In case you are wondering what Earth Changes are, here is the list the students brainstormed at the beginning of our study:

  • Plate Tectonics
  • Glaciers
  • Earthquakes
  • Volcanoes
  • Tsunamis
  • Floods
  • Sinkholes
  • Erosion
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Wildfires
  • Landslides, Mudslides, Avalanches

And… if you are curious… check out the Taylor Glacier and the strange thing it offers… or find out what Scarlet Flash is.