The second grade “Introduction to Second Grade Science” SmartBoard activity is a multi-activity lesson that aligns with the VA Standards of Learning for second grade science. The lesson is an introduction to the science curriculum. It explains in a fun and interesting way how everyone can be a scientist. It also has a set of printable .gif files for those not having SmartBoard or wanting to accompany the lesson with seatwork.
Grade 2 SOL
Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
2.1 The student will conduct investigations in which
a) observation is differentiated from personal interpretation, and conclusions are drawn based on
b) observations are repeated to ensure accuracy;
c) two or more attributes are used to classify items;
d) conditions that influence a change are defined;
e) length, volume, mass, and temperature measurements are made in metric units (centimeters,
meters, liters, degrees Celsius, grams, kilograms) and standard English units (inches, feet,
yards, cups, pints, quarts, gallons, degrees Fahrenheit, ounces, pounds);
f) pictures and bar graphs are constructed using numbered axes;
g) unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized; and
h) simple physical models are constructed.
Addressed topics and activities are: observation, measurement, comparisons, classifying, models, inferences, communication, order, prediction, investigation, and conclusions.