Scientists & The Scientific Method, Scientific Processes | 2nd 3rd Grade

Linda Kamp
Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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232 pgs. + Teaching Power Point
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This resource is a complete science unit with engaging lessons and experiments to introduce second, third, and even fourth grade students to science, the scientific method, and other processes scientists use. Students learn about different areas of science, types of scientists and the jobs they do, science tools, science safety, and planning and conducting experiments using the scientific method. Your students will enjoy ten high engagement lessons in a detailed teaching Power Point, science journal and center activities for each lesson, and 3 high interest science experiments that give students lab experience and build a foundation for your future science units.

DISTANCE LEARNING: I have added directions for adapting and digitizing the student pages and Power Point lessons in this resource for distance learning and Google Classroom.

CLICK HERE for a ready-made Google Slides version of all student activities in this unit.

Students explore and experiment with buoyancy, solubility, and chemical reactions. These fun science experiments give students practice using the scientific method and can also serve as a scaffold to students designing and conducting their own experiments with the included planning pages.

Aligned to both Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core State Standards this flexible unit can be taught over 8, 10, or 11 days depending on the number of experiments you choose to do. It includes a multitude of high quality resources, posters and a bonus bulletin board/science wall and can be used at the beginning of the year as an introduction to your science instruction or spread throughout the school year.


-A complete Teacher’s Guide with Unit Overview, Pacing Guide, Standards Alignment & Materials List

-10 detailed, step-by-step, scripted lesson plans

-10-Lesson Teaching Power Point to guide you through the unit with Turn and Talk partner discussion and Independent Activity instructions for students after each lesson.

-Essential Question and Learning Target Posters

-Student science journal with activity pages for each lesson

-Quick Check/Exit Tickets in 2 formats for each lesson (short written response or fill in the blank)

-Final Assessment with optional pages for differentiation


Students explore buoyancy, solubility, and chemical reactions with

The Great Cookie Dunk, Marker Madness, and Magic Paintbrush experiments

-Design an Experiment planning pages

-Science center/Extension activities with student direction cards

-Anchor Charts with printable chart parts

-Vocabulary Cards for each lesson

-Science Tools picture cards


-Science Safety posters

-Scientific Method posters

-Types of Science posters (Earth science, Life science, Physical science)

-Types of Scientists and the jobs they do

-Display Title Cards and Decorative science elements

Please see the preview for details and pictures of the materials included.

Happy teaching,

Linda Kamp

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Additional 2nd Grade Science Units:

Scientists & The Scientific Method

Properties of Matter

Habitats & Ecosystems

Landforms & Earth Changes

Plant & Animals Needs and Life Cycles

Engineering Design

Life Cycle of Plants

Butterfly Life Cycle

Landforms Building & Writing Project

2nd Grade DIGITAL Science Units with Audio Lessons:

Properties of Matter Digital Lessons & Activities

Habitats & Ecosystems Digital Lessons & Activities

Scientists & The Scientific Method Digital Lessons & Activities

Earth Changes & Landforms Digital Lessons & Activities

Plants & Animals Digital Lessons & Activities

Habitats Reading Passages (PRINT & DIGITAL)

CLICK HERE for 3rd Grade Science Units.

Total Pages
232 pgs. + Teaching Power Point
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.


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