Second Grade Curriculum Highlights
The following is a list of some of the scientific concepts that will be covered during second grade.
1. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems:
Second grade biologists will learn the codependent relationship that plants and animals have in the enrironment. Students will observe plants and animals and compare and contrast different animals and their habitats. Biologists will also study the dependence of plants on animals for pollination and seed dispersal.
2. Earth's Systems-Processes that Shape Earth:
Second grade geologists will discover how water, wind, and gravity have shaped the Earth's surface both quickly and slowly. Students will engage in activities that will permit them to understand the processes of erosion and depostion. Geologists will identify different landforms and bodies of water.
3. Structure and Properties of Matter:
Second grade scientists will learn that matter exists in three different states that may be classified as solids, liquids, or gases. Scientists will experiment with heat energy and its effect on matter. Students will learn to identify the properties of matter during observations and investigations of matter.