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?
- How Does Reducing, Reusing, and Recycling Help Earth?
- What Is Matter?
- What’s the Best Material to Use?
- What Can These Pieces Make?
- What Happens When You Heat or Cool Something?
- What Do Scientists Study?
Please 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.