Second Grade Virtual Field Trips

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Animated logo with text 'Virtual Field Trip to the California Science Center' and 'for grades K-5'

Engage your class in a selection of grade-specific, standards-based activities! All activities and lessons were carefully crafted with an eye towards Next Generation Science Standards for Second Grade students.

Available in two exciting topics:

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Second Grade Life Science: Diverse World

Why is it important for habitats to have different types of living things?

Take your second grade scientists on a virtual field trip to compare the biodiversity of life in different habitats at the California Science Center. Students will investigate what plants need to grow and how animals play an important role in seed dispersal and pollination as they design their own models.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

2-LS2-1, 2-LS2-2 and 2-LS4-1

Live Virtual Program

Invite educators from the California Science Center to visit your classroom virtually to explore seeds and how they travel.

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LIVE Virtual Program reservation information
  • Contact us at 213-744-2019 for more information and to reserve your program
  • Cost: $250 for up to 32 students (approx. 1 class)
  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Availability: Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

On-Demand Video

Join our educators to discover the diversity that exists and its importance in various habitats at the California Science Center, such as the Rose Garden and the Kelp Tank.

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Educator Monica using telescope in LA Zone

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Educator Mariela using telescope in LA Zone

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of English Student Activity Guide

Students will play a board game to model the role that animals play in seed dispersal. Students will investigate how a squirrel and a pigeon help to spread a variety of seeds throughout their schoolyard in order to consider how diverse plants and animals within a habitat support each other’s growth and survival.

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Preview image of Spanish Student Activity Guide

Second Grade Physical Science: Suiting Up For Space!

How do you choose the best materials for a design?

Second graders, are you ready for an out-of-this-world virtual field trip? Check out our space collection at the California Science Center virtually as we learn about practices that go into designing objects meant for space exploration.

Next Generation Science Standards Addressed

2-PS1-1 and 2-PS1-2

Live Virtual Program

Our educators will take your class on a virtual field trip and participate in hands-on investigations that will leave you thinking about what goes into the making of a spacecraft.

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Educator leading demonstration for virtual presentation
LIVE Virtual Program reservation information
  • Contact us at 213-744-2019 for more information and to reserve your program
  • Cost: $250 for up to 32 students (approx. 1 class)
  • Program Length: 45 minutes
  • Availability: Tuesdays-Fridays 8:30am or 9:45am
  • We provide a hosted meeting link for your students to join virtually.

On-Demand Video

Join our educators in testing and learning about different properties of materials as they design a space suit. You might be inspired to do some testing of your own, too!

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Downloadable Activity Guide

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Preview image of student activity guide in English.

Students will collect data about various materials in order to choose which will make the best astronaut’s glove.

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Preview image of student activity guide in Spanish.

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