Second Grade Science Program

Curriculum Overview: Kindergarten 1st Grade

Students actively engage in learning by observing, interacting with materials, and asking questions as they explore new concepts and expand their understanding.

Second Grade Science Overview

In our second grade curriculum, students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry, including the skills, processes, and tools necessary to conduct a simple scientific investigation. In Life Science, students will show knowledge of the needs and characteristics of animals and the way they interact with their own distinct environments. In the Weather unit, students will understand different weather elements and how weather can be observed and measured using tools. From the Magnets unit, students will learn about force and motion through the properties of magnetism.

Second Grade Science Demo Activities

Second Grade Science Projects

different sized magnets

Check out these fun second grade science projects and experiments that can be done with everyday household items.

Second Grade Science Curriculum

  • The Science4Us curriculum focuses on the core ideas in each module and eliminates extraneous information that can inhibit comprehension.
  • Core ideas are well established and concepts are repeated in a variety of formats to make mastery more accessible for early learners.
  • Activities can be played multiple times to allow students to discover connections on their own and reinforce connections through repetition.
  • The curriculum is presented in an engaging and memorable way using digital technology.
  • Activities are designed to be instructional and offer strong contextual support in the form of feedback and hints.
  • The science content is heavily supported with visuals and audio cues for non readers and emergent readers.
  • Teachers are provided with science pedagogy videos and thoroughly detailed lesson plans to feel at ease when teaching the content.

View Second Grade Lesson Plans

What science teachers are saying…

Science4Us encouraged me to teach science the way it should be taught. Using hands-on experiences, whether seat-based or computer-based. I looked forward to teaching using the Science4Us lessons because they were not overly simplified as some textbooks lessons can be.

-Leaha, Second Grade Teacher