Water is a unique material; the only material on Earth that occurs naturally in all three states of matter; solid, liquid, and gas. Next to the air we breathe, water is probably the most important thing in our lives.  In second grade will learn these interesting things and more as we investigate water in our first Science unit of the year.   In the classroom setting and in the science room we will focus our observation skills on water, investigate the properties of water, describe how water reacts to heating and cooling,  explore the Water Cycle, and begin to appreciate this amazing material and how important it is to our lives.  We’re looking forward to weeks of exciting investigations into the world of water!


One of our first outdoor activities is to go on a stream walk .  On our walk we take along a packet of photos I took in 2011 during a heavy rainstorm at Park.  We compare these photos to what we see on a non-rainy day and consider how water arrives at the stream, where it goes from here, and what is does along the way. This is the start to a lot of  discussion and exploration of our own Chesapeake Bay watershed.


Storm video - check out this video of Moore's Branch during a rainstorm!