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2nd Grade Science Curriculum

2nd Grade Science Curriculum
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We live in a world that values discovery and invention. Career opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) occupations have grown 79% since 1990. Because we can expect that trend to continue, the science instruction your child receives is more important than ever. When you are researching the best 2nd grade science curriculum, you want to find one that covers essential knowledge, uses hands-on activities to stimulate inquiry, and makes your child curious about the world around them.

This page will address the areas you are curious about when exploring different second grade science programs:

What do You Teach in Science in 2nd Grade?

In second grade, students learn to plan and conduct experiments. From states of matter and how they transform, to creating Earth models using different materials and more. Observation and note taking will continue to be key during second grade as they learn more advanced concepts that will be essential for them in the future.

Because each state has different science standards, the topics covered in second grade science will vary from state to state and even school to school. When homeschooling, you have the freedom to focus on the concepts that you choose, but some of the most common topics covered in 2nd grade science curriculum are:

  • Life science (plants and animals and their habits and life cycles)
  • Earth/Space science (properties of suns, moons, planets, and stars)
  • Physical science (states of matter, electricity, and magnetism)

Your second grade science lesson plans will build on the skills gained in earlier grades and challenge them with progressively more complex material. While facts are important, an effective science curriculum will encourage students to observe, ask questions, and explore concepts for themselves.

Science Objectives for Second Grade

Second graders will acquire a broad range of skills for understanding the natural world around them. This year, they will start making detailed observations, drawing conclusions from data, and even learn how to make use of the information they gather.

Some of the specific goals for second grade science include:

  • Demonstrating scientific reasoning and logic
  • Learning to measure in both English and metric units
  • Applying scientific concepts, skills, and processes to everyday experiences
  • Describing/summarizing scientific processes both orally and in writing

Make sure that your child’s second grade science curriculum meets or exceeds these goals.  A well-planned program will provide opportunities for inquiry, experimentation and implementation.

Why Choose Time4Learning’s Second Grade Science Homeschool Curriculum

Time4Learning’s science curriculum makes it fun and easy for families to teach science at home. To keep kids interested and motivated to learn, the program uses a combination of animated lessons, engaging online and offline activities, worksheets, quizzes and tests.

Families can use Time4Learning’s second grade science curriculum as their core homeschool program or as a supplement for skill building. Either way, below are just some of the features and benefits you’ll enjoy.

As a Full Curriculum
  • Interactive curriculum teaches important science concepts through fun videos and activities.
  • Science supply lists help families enhance the online curriculum with hands-on projects.
  • Over 200 science activities cover topics such as matter, energy, space, and more.
  • Curriculum calculators help families plan for the year and create schedules for students.
  • Offline activities enhance online lessons and help bring science concepts to life.
  • Science curriculum incorporates math and literacy into lessons.
  • Automated grading and recordkeeping saves parents time and makes it easy to create homeschool portfolios.
As a Supplement
  • Access to one level above and one below helps students review 1st grade science concepts or get a head start for 3rd grade.
  • Engaging, online format works for children with different learning styles.
  • Student-paced approach gives children confidence and helps them fully comprehend concepts and take their time with challenging topics.
  • Students have access to the entire 2nd grade science curriculum, however, they can skip lessons and work only on those concepts they need help with.
  • No contracts mean that families can start, stop, or pause their membership at any time.
  • Students can repeat lessons and retake tests and quizzes as many times as needed.

Additional 2nd Grade Homeschool Resources

PreK - 8th

  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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