2nd Grade Science Curriculum

By: Kallie K & Brie H.

Standard 1: Science as Inquiry

The student will experience science as full inquiry. In the elementary grades, students begin to develop the physical and intellectual abilities of scientific inquiry.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...


  • How to collect information by using materials and following safety procedures
  • To ask and answer questions about their environment
  • To describe their observations by using their words and by pictures


Standard 2: Physical Science

The students will explore the world by observing and manipulating common objects and materials in their environment.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...



  • To observe the properties and measures of objects by using tools and materials


Standard 3: Life Science

The student will begin to develop an understanding of biological concepts.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...



  • To observe the different life cycles of different living things
  • To examine the parts and structures of living things


Standard 4: Earth and Space Science

The student will observe closely the objects and materials in their environment.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...


  • To record the weather changes daily
  • To follow and discuss weather safety procedures

Standard 5: Science and Technology

The student will have a variety of educational experiences that involve science and technology.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...


  • To experience science through technology

Standard 6: Science In Personal and environmental perspectives

The student will have a variety of experiences that provide understandings for various science-related personal and environmental challenges.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...


  • To engage in personal care
  • To discuss the different healthy foods
  • How humans need to practice being safe

Standard 7: History and nature of science

The student will experience scientific inquiry and learn about people from history.


To meet this standard, I will teach the students...


  • How to use their own mind to wonder and practice science
  • To use technology to learn about people in science