How do we estimate shape, mass, temperature and flexibility? How do plants and animals depend on one another? Explore these and other essential questions for second grade science.
Skills and Tools
Scientists use a variety of tools to extend their senses and gather information. Computers, hand lenses, clocks and stopwatches are examples of important tools for second grade science.
How are magnets used? Where does fresh water come from? How do materials change when they are heated or cooled? These are examples of physical science questions appropriate for second grade.
Students use careful observation and investigation to learn about the natural environment and its patterns and properties. By developing their investigation skills, students learn how the information they discover can be used to make everyday decisions.
Second graders explore living organisms and investigating their characteristics, their life cycles, and their interactions with the environment.
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