Second Grade

Science Companion

 I Wonder: notice, ask questions, state problems

  I Think: consider, gather information, predict

  I Try: experiment, model, test ideas, repeat

  I Observe: watch, examine, measure

  I Record: record data, organize, describe, classify,  graph, draw

  I Discover: look for patterns, reflect, interpret, conclude, communicate

Science Companion units are designed so that teaching science for 2 - 45 minute classes each week will allow you to easily complete the necessary units in one year. A team of Central Bucks teachers have designed a suggested schedule for Second Grade Science. This is just a suggestion, but may prove useful for teachers new to Science Companion. Click here to see the suggested schedule.


From going on a nature walk to dissecting owl pellets, children are asked to think about how organisms (plants, animals, fungi, and microscopic living things) survive in the places they live, and how they interact with other living things.


One day children examine fossils, another day they might test minerals. As children collect, examine, describe, and experiment with rocks, minerals and fossils, they hone their observation skills and begin to unravel the puzzle of what rocks are and how they are formed.


Whether making water ripple with a tuning fork or building their own musical instruments, children explore the world around them to investigate the sounds that permeate their lives.



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