Grade 2 Science

Grade 2 Science

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Course Overview

The Grade 2 Science course investigates animal life, plant life, weather, water, and physics, as well as technology and astronomy. Engaging on-camera experiments and examples help deepen students' understanding of the concepts presented. Course topics include:
  • Plants and Animals
  • Food Chains and Life Cycles
  • Earth's Resources
  • Weather and Seasons
  • Matter, Energy, Forces, Motion and Sound
  • Space and Technology

This course was developed by the International Academy of Science. Learn More

Scope and Sequence

Unit 1 – Plants This unit discusses the parts of plants, plants' need for water, how different seeds look and work, plants that have flowers and plants that do not, plant adaptations for woodlands, prairies, deserts, and marshes, and how plant parts can be used to grow a complete plant. Unit 2 – Animals This unit covers animals with backbones – including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish – and animals without backbones. Live insects are displayed and described, and classification is introduced. Unit 3 – Food Chains and Life Cycles This unit discusses the concept of producers and consumers, food chains in grasslands and oceans, how plants and animals help each other and how yeast makes bread rise. Life cycles are also explained, with examples of Monarch Butterflies, the American Robin, the Red-footed Tortoise, and Bean Plants. Unit 4 – Earth's Resources This unit discusses natural resources such as rocks, soil, and plants. It explores how earth changes and how people can protect the earth. It also covers fossils, dinosaurs, and erosion. Unit 5 – Weather and Seasons This unit discusses different kinds of weather, including the four seasons, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes, as well as unusual weather events and the water cycle. Unit 6 – Matter This unit discusses the properties and states of matter, how matter changes and can be mixed and separated, how temperature can change matter, and how chemical reactions work. Unit 7 – Energy This unit discusses solar energy, heat energy, and light energy, etc, as well as how light can be changed, as well as shadows and electricity. Unit 8 – Forces, Motion, and Sound This unit discusses force, motion, and work, gravity, simple machines, magnets, and sound. Unit 9 – Space This unit discusses the sun, the way earth's rotation creates day and night, how the seasons change, the moon and the planets in our solar system. Also covered are the stars, the constellations, shooting stars, space rocks, and space exploration. Unit 10 – Technology This unit discusses what technology is and how it can help us in transportation, in health, communication, meteorology, robotics, and energy.

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