Earth science will also be an important part of second-grade learning. Students will apply their new skills in abstract thought to the study of Earth’s History. They’ll also learn about Earth’s materials and features and revisit the study of weather.
The spiral of science learning allows students to continually broaden their understanding of science. Through their school years, students will regularly revisit topics they have studied before, gaining new and more nuanced understanding as they learn and grow. As they prepare to leave their primary school years, second grade students are building a strong foundation for elementary science education.