Science Lessons and Investigations - Grade 2 Science Lessons and Investigations presents science learning through in-depth investigation and observation, supporting Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in life, earth, and physical science. Each comprehensive unit includes a hands-on engagement activity to allow students to explore and investigate science concepts.
The 14 science units build upon prior knowledge and experience and allow students to apply their understanding in a variety of ways. Each unit guides students through exploring the science concept and includes hands-on, cross-curricular activities to extend learning.
Topics covered in Science Lessons and Investigations Grade 2 include:
What Do Plants Need to Grow?
How Do Animals Help Plants?
How Do Animals Pollinate Plants?
How Many Things Live in One Place?
How and When Does Earth Change?
How Do Wind and Water Change the Shape of the Land?
How Do Maps Show Land and Bodies of Water?
Where Is Water on Earth?
What Is Matter?
What’s the Best Material to Use?
What Can These Pieces Make?
What Happens When You Heat or Cool Something?
How Does Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Help Earth?
What Do Scientists Study?
Please note: this book series is published by a secular publisher and is not faith-based.
Please also note: some grades contain sections on genetics/family traits that may be challenging for children who are adopted or otherwise not a part of their biological family.
Complete a variety of learning activities and experiments along with short amounts of reading. There are 14 units, so plan on completing a unit every two to three weeks.
This robust teaching resource gives you everything you need, including:
Teacher support pages and an answer key
Unit concept page to guide discussion
Vocabulary/Words to know
Reading selections with real-life visual examples
Comprehension and vocabulary activities
“I wonder” and/or research and write writing prompts
Hands-on science investigations that include science experiments, STEM challenges, observations, art projects, and other creative cross-curricular activities to enhance learning
Publisher's Information Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers Age Recommendation: 7 Grade Recommendation: 2nd Faith-Based: No Consumable: Yes Pages: 224 Units: 14 ISBN: 9781645140047 Format: Softcover Copyright: 2020
Review by Mom's Quest to Teach:
”Science can be both an exciting and a challenging subject to teach in one's homeschool. As parents, you get to curate your child's curriculum while you learn alongside them or share your own knowledge. One of the challenges I find is planning and following through with experiments and hands-on science learning. That is where Science: Lessons and Investigations comes into play.”