2nd Grade Science Curriculum

February 6, 2024

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

Are you looking for a No Prep Worksheets Science Bundle that will last for almost a semester? Then this science bundle of 3 complete units is for you! It consists of biological science units that inclcude ecosystems, food chains and food webs, no prep worksheets, producers and consumers sort, graphic organizer and writing prompts ideal for science review or assessment. It also covers the earth and space curriculum!

What other educators are saying:

My students thoroughly enjoyed using the activities in this resource. They were inquisitive and found themselves successful using the resources from the pages – Angie

My students LOVED this resource! It kept them engaged and made learning fun! Thanks again! – Kimberley

Kids loved the variety of activities for learning about food chains! – Sandra

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

This bundle consists of a variety of print and digital resources. It consists of the following no prep units:

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

1. Food Chains and Food Webs Unit (Biological Sciences):

  • ‘My Food Chain’ Booklet (optional front cover page)
  • Fun Facts
  • Food Chain Bubble Map
  • Missing Vocabulary
  • Carnivores, Herbivores, Omnivores
  • What Is A Food Chain?
  • Extra-lined writing template
  • Create a Food Chain
  • How Do Plants Make Their Own Food?
  • Extra-lined writing template
  • Ecosystems
  • Vocabulary Word Wall: food chain, food web, energy, ecosystem, food, plants, sunlight, carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, producers, consumers decomposers

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

Suggestions on how to use this resource in your classroom:

  • Start by introducing the concept of food chains to students by explaining what they are and why they are important in nature. Use visual aids or a videos to make real life connections and engage students.
  • Either distribute food chain/web worksheets on a one-by-one basis or print all worksheets in booklet form (kids love this option).
  • There is also a digital option available via Easel which is great for older students. You can set this as a digital science project!
  • Read the instructions together as a class and ask students to highlight the key parts so they know exactly what to do.
  • Review the vocabulary cards as a class before students start working on the worksheets ensuring that they understand key terms such as: producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, and omnivore.
  • Display vocabulary cards on your science word wall so students have a reference point to refer
  • Depending on your students’ independence levels, guide them through by modeling a work sample of a food chain/web worksheet. Use lots of teacher ‘think alouds’ to foster scientific critical thinking skills.
  • Next, allow students to work on their worksheets independently or in pairs.
  • Encourage them to think critically and apply their knowledge to graphic organizers.
  • Extension activities: Have students create their own food chains using pictures or drawings, or even act out a food chain in a skit or role-playing activity.
  • Assessment: Use the included writing prompts and selected worksheets as a form of assessment.
  • Provide feedback and review key concepts.

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

2. Phases of the Moon Unit (Earth & Space Sciences):

  • Teacher Notes/How to Use This Resource
  • My Moon Activity Booklet
  • The Moon Reading Passage
  • Phases of the Moon
  • 4 Fun Facts
  • The Moon Is, The Moon Has, The Moon Can (interactive activity)
  • What is the moon made of?
  • Why does the moon look white?
  • Can we visit the moon?
  • Draw and label the moon
  • Venn Diagram (compare/contrast the moon in the day and moon in the night)
  • My Favorite Thing About the Moon (US Spelling)
  • My Favourite Thing About the Moon (UK Spelling)
  • Design a Front Cover
  • Everything I Learned About the Moon
  • Extra-lined Writing Template (for differentiation)
  • Postcard to the Moon!
  • Popsicle Stick Moon Craftivity

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

3. Sea Turtle Project (Biological Sciences):

2nd Grade Science Curriculum

  • ‘My Sea Turtle Project’ title page
  • Reading Passage (read and highlight key information)
  • Research Planning Sheet (graphic organizer)
  • Description
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Protection
  • Fun Fact #1
  • Fun Fact #2
  • Flap Booklet (appearance, predators, life cycle, life span)
  • Everything I Know About Sea Turtles (writing template)
  • Bubble Map
  • Sea Turtle Snap Shots
  • Acrostic Activity
  • Picture of a Sea Turtle (b/w)
  • Lettering for Title/Heading
  • Digital version available via Easel (ideal for upper elementary)

How to use this resource:

1. This project is not intended for students to complete in one sitting. These projects

are ideal to work through over one week.

2. Provide students with a range of animal nonfiction texts or older students can

research their own facts via Google Junior or School Tube.

3. Students write and color the animal research project templates

4. They can choose their favorites (or all of the templates) to glue into their interactive notebooks

5. Another idea is for students to create a lapbook with all the different components of this project

6. Celebrate the end of this work by inviting students to proudly present their Animal Research Project.

7. Finally, display students’ amazing work!

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