Second Grade Science

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Pacing and Scope & Sequence Suffolk Public Schools Pacing and Scope & Sequence Documents
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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1st NW Review Notes
2nd NW Review Notes
District review notes for students and parents
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by DOE
Connecting Books to SOL's A database of over 2,000 works of literature and their connection to the Virginia Standards of Learning
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NASA eClips Short, relevant educational video segments
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Harcourt Activities Correlated by textbook chapter

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2.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations

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Motor Mouth 2.1 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Scientific Investigation Foldable Six flip foldable students can reuse at Science Circus as a reference of scientific investigation terms and the scientific method
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Scientific Investigation Review Review SI processes and test your knowledge
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Characteristics of Materials Test materials to see if they are waterproof, flexible, transparent, or strong and take a quiz
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Grouping and changing Decide what material the items are made from
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Peep Research Using marshmallow peeps to investigate concepts

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2.2  The student will investigate and understand that natural and artificial magnets have certain characteristics and attract specific types of metals.

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Magnets and Springs Move the magnet with the spring to pick up items
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Motor Mouth 2.2 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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What Will Magnets Attract? Experiment testing properties of magnetism
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Magnificent Magnets Lesson Plans

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2.3 The student will investigate and understand basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Solids and Liquids Heat and cool substances to see what happens
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Changing States of Matter Drag the labels to their correct places
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Changing State Change the state of water by heating and cooling
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Gases Around Us Heat and cool liquids to see what happens
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Matter Matters Webquest on matter
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Solids and Liquids Sorting Activity

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2.4 The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they mature and grow.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Motor Mouth 2.4 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Metamorphosis Song Sing along and learn about metamorphosis
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Metamorphosis Song 3-D Butterfly Metamorphosis
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Jeremiah's Metamorphosis Song Review key concepts of metamorphosis
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Butterfly Design Challenge Design and build a butterfly model to demonstrate the movement of a butterflies wings
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Cycles of Life Sequence the pictures correctly
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Journey North Stories, pictures and videoclips of life cycles
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Butterfly Webquest Learn the stages of a butterfly's life cycle
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Butterfly Life Cycle I Read about the life cycle of a butterfly
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Butterfly Life Cycle II Review the life cycle of a butteryfly and complete the review quiz
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Frog Life Cycle Students create a PowerPoint about the life cycle of a frog after collecting stage names and facts about each stage

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2.5 The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Health and Growth Help Ben get the things he needs to grow healthy
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video
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Habitats Drag the living things in the woodlands habitat into the correct places and sort them into a food chain

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2.6 The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Motor Mouth 2.6 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Water Cycle Watch the movie and then students create a model of the watercycle with the cutouts
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Weather Review key concepts
Weather Learn how to report and predict the weather at the underground W.H.E.D. weather caves!
Weather Wiz Kids A meteorologist's site about the different types of weather

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2.7 The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Motor Mouth 2.7 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
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Animal Adaptation Research Research animal adaptations group project
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Animal Sort Sort animals by seasonal adaptations
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Bird Adaptation Experiment Experiment to discover the impact of beak adaptations
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Seasonal Sort Sort key understandings of each season
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As the Earth Turns Learn what causes day and night
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Animal Life Cycles and Adaptaions Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away! Be careful...if you miss a question, you have to go back to the beginning!

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2.8 The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products, and provide benefits in nature.

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Essential Knowledge Notes Interactive notes for vocabulary and content
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Plant Parts Read about the importance of plant parts
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Motor Mouth 2.8 Review cards to play Password or Pyramid type review game
Green Plants Various resources on plants
The Great Plant Escape A lesson describing plant parts
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Plants Important plant products

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Review

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Worksheet Generator Free printable worksheets
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Pair It! “Hidden Picture” science vocabulary matching game. Includes 3 levels of play, Level 3 includes one odd, “unmatchable” tile, so watch out for that one.
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Fling the Teacher Second Grade Review

Answer the multiple choice questions correctly and you'll know enough to fling your teacher away! Be careful...if you miss a question, you have to go back to the beginning!

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Half-a-Min SOL Review Challenging! This game has the same questions as the game above, but it is not multiple choice! Guess the jumbled word by using the clue given and type it in within 30 seconds. Spelling counts!
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Teacher Invaders

Type the answers to the questions to earn more time to save the Earth from Alien Teacher Invaders! Spelling counts!

Are You Smarter Than a Second Grader? Gameshow format review of 2007 Released Test items
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Are You Smarter Than a Second Grader? Gameshow format review of 2007 Released Test items to use with PRS
2nd Grade Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies
Jeopardy Review Gameshow format review
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Teacher Invaders: 2nd Science Review Type the answers to the questions to earn more time to save the Earth from Alien Teacher Invaders! Spelling counts!
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Fling the Teacher: 2nd Science Review Multiple choice online activity

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