Some second grade science project ideas include a leaf display, terrarium and nature portrait. These projects include the use of items found in nature that students in second grade learn about.Continue Reading
Students can make a leaf display with wax paper, leaves and an iron. Instruct kids to gather leaves of various colors and shapes. Arrange the leaves on a sheet of wax paper. Place another sheet of wax paper on top of the leaves. Iron the two sheets of wax paper together to hold the leaves in place.
A terrarium requires a clear plastic container, small rocks, soil, bark and a small plant. Poke holes in the bottom of the container and spread a layer of small rocks at the bottom. Pour soil on top of the rocks, and position the plant in the center. Add a few pieces of bark to the surface of the soil to finish the terrarium.
A nature portrait combines natural items such as leaves, flowers, twigs and tiny pebbles to create artwork. Have children collect items from outside to use for the project. Use a poster board or piece of cardboard as a canvas for kids to draw a self portrait on. Arrange and glue the natural items to the board to decorate the portrait.Learn more about K-12