Science - 2

Science Grade Two is a foundational course with concepts across many types of sciences including Earth Science, Life Science, and Physical Science. Through asking questions, making predictions, making and comparing observations, making inferences, working with others to conduct investigations, and explaining the results of investigations, students will learn about properties of objects, states of objects and materials, volume, changes in materials, weather patterns, wind and severe weather, rocks and soil, the Sun’s energy, forms of energy, forces and changes in motion, the human body, and basic needs.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • Describing objects by size, texture, color, and shape
  • Measuring objects using a ruler, a thermometer, and a balance
  • Properties of sinking and floating
  • Magnets push or pull objects
  • Differences between solids, liquids, and gases
  • Heating and cooling water
  • Volume of liquid in containers of different shapes and sizes
  • Solid and liquid materials can freeze, melt, be pulled apart, and change colors
  • Weather conditions
  • Measuring weather using tools
  • Patterns in nature repeat themselves
  • Weather patterns
  • Air takes up space
  • The effects of wind
  • Ways to slow or prevent the wind or water from changing the shape of the land
  • Earth’s events can occur quickly or slowly
  • The harmful effects of severe weather
  • Safety plans for severe weather
  • Earth is made up of rocks
  • Different types of soil
  • Comparing measurements
  • Difference between an inference and an observation
  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Making observations
  • Identifying observations made by others
  • Recording observations
  • Organizing observations
  • Comparing observations made by different groups using the same tool
  • Comparing inferences
  • Working with others to investigate a question
  • Conducting investigations
  • Organizing data
  • Explaining results of an investigation
  • Gathering information from multiple sources
  • Scientists find new ways to solve problems
  • The effects of direct and indirect sunlight on water, land, and air
  • Ways people use electricity
  • Solar, wind, and water energy
  • Ways people use different forms of energy
  • The effects of pushes and pulls
  • Effects of forces on different objects’ speed and distance
  • Effects of gravity
  • Magnets can move objects without touching them
  • Location and function body parts (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, skeleton)
  • Basic needs of living things
  • Plants and animals live in habitats that meet their basic needs
  • Life cycle of plants
  • Life cycle of a butterfly
  • Animals help plants spread their seeds
  • Identifying the variety of observations made by others
  • Creating a model to solve a problem
  • Asking questions about the natural world

Grade Level

  Grade 2

Duration

  Annual

Requirements

Students will need the following materials: printer, cell phone or scanner, notebook, pencils, erasers, scissors, crayons, glue, tape, ruler, printer paper, colored-paper, and lab materials.

Prerequisites

  None

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