Elementary Science

Level 2

by Beth McKenna


Second grade science should be a time of wonder and discovery. It should be a time to explore the world and begin to develop the tools of exploration that can carry students through life. This second grade curriculum views the scientific disciplines of biology, physical science, astronomy, and environmental science through the eyes of the scientists that work in each field. As students carry out a series of hands-on learning activities, they are introduced to the challenges faced by scientists in each field. Students also become familiar with the tools and methods the scientists use to form a better understanding of their world.

In the first unit students are introduced to what a scientist is, and to the methods and tools he or she uses to study the world and the creatures that inhabit that world. The subsequent units introduce students to insects; sunlight and energy; movement, force and work; the ocean, ocean life
and ecology, and finally, to the types of science the student might want to study later in life.

The overarching objective of the second grade curriculum is to provide students with an understanding of basic scientific method while broadening their understanding of the breadth of science and the myriad of careers that fall under the heading of science. The specific objectives are to provide students with an understanding of the growth and development of insects; to give students a chance to grasp the importance of the sun to the survival of the world; to help students see movement and work in action; to help students grasp the interdependence of sea creatures and the effects that human carelessness can have on that ecosystem; and finally to let students dream about the kind of scientist they might be someday.

Complete Teacher Manual and Student Book - pricing below

Table of Contents:

1. I can be a Scientist
2. Meet an Insect or Two
3. The very important Sun and its Energy


4. Movement, Force, Energy and Work
5. The Ocean: A Place of Wonder and Excitement
6. Final Assessment

These instructional support materials (available in print or eBook versions), regularly updated, cover the complete course (at regular, honors, AP and IB levels), whether it be semester, year or 2-year (IB) with daily support for all aspects of instruction. The Teacher’s Edition includes a syllabus; correlation to standards; daily pacing guide; detailed daily lesson plans; teacher edition of student activity book or lab manual with answers; class notes in PDF (for use as color overheads) and/or editable PowerPoint's (for use with light projector or smartboard); and complete editable assessments. Classroom sets include 25 printed student books and Teacher Edition with DVD. Samples are available for each course (including complete short-term limited screen view versions in eBook format upon request). After purchase of the Teacher Edition in any of the various editions, student activity books or lab manuals are available for individual purchase. Although the online eBook version is screen view only, other versions are available that allow printing student material. Click here for details.

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Teacher Edition Subscription - eBook Version
screen view files only, typically purchased with student eBooks, timely delivery to qualified purchasers, includes 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher
Qty: $199 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-051-1
Teacher Edition Subscription Printed Version
Teacher Manual
Includes 3 times email access
to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $249 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-090-0
Class Set with perpetual license - Printed Version
includes printed teacher manual , 25 Student Activity Bookand Lab Manual and 3 times email access to a mentoring teacher.
Qty: $549 US

Page count is Teacher Edition and number of Student Books.
Class Set download files
ISBN: 978-1-59657-852-4
Student eBook
screen view files only, timely delivery to qualified purchasers
Qty: $12 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-447-2
Student Activities Bookand/or Lab Manual
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required.
Qty: $15 US

ISBN: 978-1-59657-091-7
Mentoring Teacher Program Subscription
This subscription allows for 25 times email
access to the mentoring teacher
for 370 days or end of next school year whichever is longer if purchased after Dec. 1
concurrent or prior Teacher Edition purchase is required
Qty: $200 US

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