2nd Grade Science Curriculum Bundle | Homeschool Compatible |

Tara West
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This bundle is designed for the second grade classroom and easily adapted to fit a guardian-led homeschool setting! If inquiring about this bundle for a homeschool setting, feel free to email me directly with any questions at tara@littlemindsatwork.org!

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

Thanks so much for viewing my 2nd Grade Science Curriculum units bundled. 2nd Grade Science Curriculum is an engaging science curriculum with young learners in mind! 2nd Grade Science Curriculum is standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box” and prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences.

What is 2nd Grade Science Curriculum?

2nd Grade Science Curriculum is an engaging science curriculum with young learners in mind! 2nd Grade Science Curriculum is standards-based and encourages young learners to think “outside the box” as well as prove their thinking through hands-on and engaging learning experiences. 2nd Grade Science Curriculum is based upon five units: Properties of Matter, Plant Life, Ecosystems, Earth’s Systems, and Space/Weather. Each unit is broken down into 10 lessons, and each lesson can take from 1-2 days to complete. Each unit covers at least two weeks of instruction. The lesson plan has the standards covered, materials list, lesson vocabulary, detailed activity lesson plans, and all necessary student follow-up practice sheets.

2nd Grade Science Curriculum encourages a daily routine, but please know that as the teacher you can adjust the lessons and make them best work for your daily schedule and time allotment. With each lesson the students will partake in a quick lesson opener and skill lesson. Each day the students will take part in hands-on or think-provoking activity. Please note that all student follow-up practice sheets can be shrunk and placed into a student science journal. You can also choose to have students track their daily science activities in their journal with or without the included response sheets.

What is included in each unit?

- 2 weeks of lesson plans (editable version included)

- Custom written books (can be printed or displayed on an interactive board)

- Daily printable practice (can be placed in a science journal)

- Necessary printable lesson cards/games

- Vocabulary cards

What Units Are Included in 2nd Grade Science Curriculum

Unit One: Properties of Matter INCLUDED

Lesson 1: Matter (Define)

Lesson 2: Solid, Liquid, Gas

Lesson 3: Liquid Experiment

Lesson 4: Solid Experiment

Lesson 5: Gas Experiment

Lesson 6: Liquid to Solid

Lesson 7: Liquid to Gas

Lesson 8: Irreversible Change

Lesson 9: Reversible Change

Lesson 10: Disassemble Change

Unit Two: Exploring Plant Life INCLUDED

Lesson 1: Plant Needs

Lesson 2: Scientific Process

Lesson 3: Make an Experiment Plan

Lesson 4: Plant Needs Experiment

Lesson 5: Plant Habitats

Lesson 6: Parts of a Plant

Lesson 7: Plant Roots Experiment

Lesson 8: Photosynthesis

Lesson 9: Pollination

Lesson 10: Dispersal of Seeds

Unit Three: Discovering Habitats INCLUDED

Lesson 1: Ecosystems

Lesson 2: Levels of Ecosystems

Lesson 3: Biome Classification

Lesson 4: Desert Biome

Lesson 5: Aquatic Biome

Lesson 6: Forest Biome

Lesson 7: Grassland Biome

Lesson 8: Tundra Biome

Lesson 9: Biome Model

Lesson 10: Habitat Comparison

Unit Four: Earth's Systems INCLUDED

Lesson 1: Earth’s Water

Lesson 2: Water Cycle

Lesson 3: Rapid Earth Changes

Lesson 4: Slow Earth Changes

Lesson 5: Comparing Earth’s Changes

Lesson 6: Water Erosion

Lesson 7: Wind Erosion

Lesson 8: Glacial Erosion

Lesson 9: Solving Erosion

Lesson 10: Erosion Presentation

Unit 5: Space and Weather INCLUDED

Lesson 1: Weather

Lesson 2: Clouds

Lesson 3: Weather Patterns

Lesson 4: Weather Patterns (continued)

Lesson 5: Weather Experiment

Lesson 6: The Sun (a star)

Lesson 7: The Sun’s Movement

Lesson 8: The Sun (energy source)

Lesson 9: The Moon

Lesson 10: Moon Phases

Can I teach the units out of order?

Yes, you can teach them out of order to fit your needs and pacing!

What About Standards?

The units are based upon commonly used state science standards as well as the Next Generation Science Standards! Below are the NGSS standards!

Unit 1: 2.Structure and Properties of Matter

2-PS1-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable


2-PS1-2. Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are

best suited for an intended purpose.

2-PS1-3. Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be

disassembled and made into a new object.

2-PS1-4. Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some


Unit 2: 2.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

2-LS2-1. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

2-LS2-2. Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants

Unit 3: 2.Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.

2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Unit 4: 2.Earth’s Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth

2-ESS1-1. Use information from several sources to provide evidence that Earth events can occur quickly or slowly.

2-ESS2-1. Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

2-ESS2-2. Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

2-ESS2-3. Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.

Unit 5: *Adapted from multiple state standards*

Realize that the sun is our nearest star and that its position in the sky appears to change.

Make observations of changes in the moon's appearance over time.

Associate temperature patterns with seasonal changes.

Explain why the sun is the primary source of the earth's energy.

Identify types of clouds.

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