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K-2 Labs Materials List: Grade 2

Topic

Note: The below list only includes items that may not be readily available in the classroom or school building. For a complete list of materials please see the Labs lessons.

Grade 2, Module 1

Materials

  • Mirrors (one per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Rulers (one per student or a cup of rulers per workstation)
  • Workstation materials (modeling clay, common kitchen materials and safe cooking utensils, felt or magnet boards)
  • Building blocks (one set of wood or linking blocks)
  • White boards (one large to share or several small to share)
  • White board markers (one per student)
  • Hand or Finger Puppets (several to share)
  • Watercolor paints (one set per student)
  • Dress-up Materials (assortment of regular items including fun pieces of fabric, dress shirts, ties, bags, glasses, costume jewelry, etc., plus a few specific items like lab coat and stethoscope, tool belt and hardhat, fire hat, police badges)
Grade 2, Module 2

Materials

  • Air dry clay (class set; for teacher modeling and divided into containers for each workstation)
  • Skewers (several per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Toothpicks (several per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Plastic container (large and shallow; 40-60 quart capacity; one per Lab group and one for teacher modeling) 
  • Plaster mix (amount varies; used by the teacher to create the dig site)
  • Sand (amount varies; used by the teacher to create the dig site)
  • Chisel (two or three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Small hammers (two or three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Paintbrushes (variety of sizes; several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Toothbrushes (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Tweezers (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Magnifying glasses (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plastic forks (several to share)
  • Plastic knives (several to share)
  • Mixing bowl (one to share in the Explore Lab)
  • One-cup measuring cups (three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plaster of Paris (1/2 cup per student)
  • Mixing spoon (one to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plastic or paper containers (one per student)
  • Cardstock (blank; 8.5” by 11”; cut into four equal pieces; 3-4 cards per student)
Grade 2, Module 3

Materials

  • Timer (one per pair)
  • Plants (four for class)
  • Birdseed (one small package per workstation; consider dividing a 10-pound bag between the stations)
  • Cotton balls (one per student)
  • Fabric swatches (approximately 3 inch by 3 inch squares; four or five different fabrics; one set per workstation)
  • Velcro (one 3 inch by 3 inch square per workstation)
  • Feathers (one per pair)
  • Pipe cleaners (several to share)
  • Flour (yellow-colored; one cup to share)
  • Q-tips (several per student)
Grade 2, Module 4

Materials

  • Feathers (optional; variety of colors in the Create Lab)
  • Googly eyes (optional; variety of sizes in the Create Lab)
  • Tissue paper (optional; variety of sizes in the Create Lab)
  • Paper (butcher block; one 24-by-18 inch piece per student)
  • Container for planting (disposable cups or clay plant pots; several per Lab group)
  • Seeds for pollinator-friendly plants (various depending on resources and region)
  • Soil (4-quart bag; one per Lab group)
  • Young and mature pollinator plants (various depending on resources and region)
  • Corks (optional; to place in containers to encourage pollinator landing and drinking)
  • Craft sticks (two per student)
  • String (8 inches long; four pieces per student)

Topic

Note: The below list only includes items that may not be readily available in the classroom or school building. For a complete list of materials please see the Labs lessons.

Grade 2, Module 1

Materials

  • Mirrors (one per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Rulers (one per student or a cup of rulers per workstation)
  • Workstation materials (modeling clay, common kitchen materials and safe cooking utensils, felt or magnet boards)
  • Building blocks (one set of wood or linking blocks)
  • White boards (one large to share or several small to share)
  • White board markers (one per student)
  • Hand or Finger Puppets (several to share)
  • Watercolor paints (one set per student)
  • Dress-up Materials (assortment of regular items including fun pieces of fabric, dress shirts, ties, bags, glasses, costume jewelry, etc., plus a few specific items like lab coat and stethoscope, tool belt and hardhat, fire hat, police badges)
Grade 2, Module 2

Materials

  • Air dry clay (class set; for teacher modeling and divided into containers for each workstation)
  • Skewers (several per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Toothpicks (several per student and one for teacher modeling)
  • Plastic container (large and shallow; 40-60 quart capacity; one per Lab group and one for teacher modeling) 
  • Plaster mix (amount varies; used by the teacher to create the dig site)
  • Sand (amount varies; used by the teacher to create the dig site)
  • Chisel (two or three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Small hammers (two or three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Paintbrushes (variety of sizes; several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Toothbrushes (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Tweezers (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Magnifying glasses (several to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plastic forks (several to share)
  • Plastic knives (several to share)
  • Mixing bowl (one to share in the Explore Lab)
  • One-cup measuring cups (three to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plaster of Paris (1/2 cup per student)
  • Mixing spoon (one to share in the Explore Lab)
  • Plastic or paper containers (one per student)
  • Cardstock (blank; 8.5” by 11”; cut into four equal pieces; 3-4 cards per student)
Grade 2, Module 3

Materials

  • Timer (one per pair)
  • Plants (four for class)
  • Birdseed (one small package per workstation; consider dividing a 10-pound bag between the stations)
  • Cotton balls (one per student)
  • Fabric swatches (approximately 3 inch by 3 inch squares; four or five different fabrics; one set per workstation)
  • Velcro (one 3 inch by 3 inch square per workstation)
  • Feathers (one per pair)
  • Pipe cleaners (several to share)
  • Flour (yellow-colored; one cup to share)
  • Q-tips (several per student)
Grade 2, Module 4

Materials

  • Feathers (optional; variety of colors in the Create Lab)
  • Googly eyes (optional; variety of sizes in the Create Lab)
  • Tissue paper (optional; variety of sizes in the Create Lab)
  • Paper (butcher block; one 24-by-18 inch piece per student)
  • Container for planting (disposable cups or clay plant pots; several per Lab group)
  • Seeds for pollinator-friendly plants (various depending on resources and region)
  • Soil (4-quart bag; one per Lab group)
  • Young and mature pollinator plants (various depending on resources and region)
  • Corks (optional; to place in containers to encourage pollinator landing and drinking)
  • Craft sticks (two per student)
  • String (8 inches long; four pieces per student)

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