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Second Grade Science Scope and Sequence

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In second grade, learners also encounter new material that will begin to build their foundation for learning in grades three through five. Students will study and observe physical and chemical changes in matter. They’ll experiment with simple machines. Students will study animal and plant habitats, learning how both animals and plants meet their needs and how the parts of a habitat are interrelated.

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Animals

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Changes In Matter

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Electrical Energy

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Energy Transformations

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Features

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Food Webs

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Force

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Habitats

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Heat Energy

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History of Earth

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Let’s Integrate Math and Science4Us!

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Light Energy

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Living/Nonliving

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Magnets

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Materials

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Materials and Mixtures

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Motion

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Observing Matter

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Plants

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Science Tools

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Science4Us Homeschool Review Program

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Simple Machines

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Sound Energy

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States of Matter

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Textbook Adoptions and the “Gap Year” Dilemma

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The Importance of Focusing on Science in the Early Years

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Weather

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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.

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