Second Grade Curriculum Highlights
The following is a list of some of the scientific concepts that will be covered during second grade.
1. History of Earth – Students will engage in a number of activities to develop an explanation and understanding of the following topics:
Pangaea and continental shift (e.g. plate tectonics)
Earth’s events, either quickly or slowly, have shaped the surface of the Earth.
Formation of landforms (e.g. mountains, valleys, etc.)
Role of water on the Earth’s surface (oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds)
2. Relationship of Organisms and their Environment- Students will participate in activities to identify how plants and animals depend on each other and biodiversity including:
Interdependent relationships between plants and animals including the following concepts:
Food webs and food chains
Compare and contrast life in different habitats
3. Matter – Students will conduct investigations and gather evidence of the properties of matter including:
Properties of matter
Effect of temperature on matter
Different properties are used for different purposes
Physical and chemical changes