Grade 2  

Standard 1: The Processes of Science, Communication of Science, and the Nature of Science


GRAPHING WHALE LENGTHS

Description:

Can a blue whale fit in the school?  Students measure lengths of whales in the school halls and then graph their sizes.

Graphing Whale Lengths Unit

Whale

Class Science Fair

Description:

Three examples of class science fair projects that could be completed and submitted to the school science fair.

Class Science FairUnit

Science Fair

FAST FOOD NUTRITION

Description:

The amount of sugar, salt, and fat in fast food restaurant meals are calculated, measured, and compared as to how healthy the meals are to eat.

Fast Food Nutrition Unit

Healthy Eating


                                    Standard 2: Earth and Space Science

MINERALS AND ROCKS

Description:

Students explore Utah rocks and minerals and their common uses. Students learn the differences between minerals, sedimentary rocks, igneous rocks, and metamorphic rocks.

Minerals and Rocks Unit

rocks

 

                                       

                                             Standard 3: Physical Science

 

PHYSICAL CHANGES

Description:

Physical changes are explored and the concept that mass does not change during a physical change is observed.


   Physical Changes Unit

Changes

 

 


                                          Standard 4: Life Science

OWL PELLET DISSECTION

Description:

Students explore dissecting owl pellets and reassembling the prey skeleton on a diagram.

Owl Pellet Dissection Unit

Owl

SEEDS AND OAK TREES

Description:

Students play a seed guessing game to explore seed diversity.  An oak tree area is also investigated to observe all the states of the oak tree life cycle.

Seeds and Oak Trees Unit

Seeds

ANIMAL CLASSIFICATION

Description:

Classify animals into the six animal classes they belong to as well as the biomes they live in. Students also build food chains.

Animal Classification Unit

Biomes