• Grade 2 Science Curriculum

    Butterflies and Changes

    • Understand what scientists do.

    • Engage in scientific observation and recording.

    • Observe the life cycle stages of a butterfly.

    • Create and care for the habitat of a butterfly.

    • Make claims about caterpillar food preference.

    • Recognize change in natural and physical systems.

      • Describe the change to objects caused by heat, cold, or light.

    • Recognize basic concepts about the structure and properties of matter

      • Describe properties of matter.

      • Know that combining two or more substances can make new materials with different properties.

      • Know different materials characteristics.

    • Recognize the earth’s different water sources.

      • Identify examples of water in the form of solid, liquid, and gas on or near the surface of the water.


    • Scientific vocabulary is needed to understand and articulate concepts related to magnets.

    • Magnets have specific characteristics.

    • The scientific process is used to study and understand scientific principles like magnetism.

    • Magnets have different strengths.

    • Magnets impact the strength of other magnets.

    • Magnets attract through different types of materials.

    • How experiments are designed to test wonderings.

    Our Wetlands

    • Build understanding of what a wetland is.

    • Establish a purpose to study wetlands as students become scientists.

    • Understand the characteristics of wetlands, habitats, and ecosystems.

    • Understand that ecosystems are interdependent.

    • Understand the impact of pollution on wetlands.

    • Understand that persuasive writing and speeches can cause others to make changes.
    Understandings from our SCASD Science Curriculum Units. 
Last Modified on August 5, 2018