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Grade 2

Science

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
  • 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
  • Asking questions
  • Gathering information from multiple sources
  • Making observations
  • Comparing observations made by different groups using the same tool
  • Identifying the variety of observations made by others
  • Recording observations
  • Organizing observations
  • Conducting investigations
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