Second Grade

Second Grade Science Curriculum Content Timeline

School Year 2016 - 2017

Teachers - Click Here to View Course Units

Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. 

Dates

Topic

Concepts

Week 1

August 15 - 19

School Start Up

Unit 1:  Big Idea 1 

The Practice of Science

 

Lab Safety

Week 2

August 22 - 26

Distinguishing Between Observations and Inferences/

Comparing Observations

Week 3

August 29 - September 2

Unit 2:  Big Idea 8

Properties of Matter

 

Unit 2:  Big Idea 9

Changes in Matter

Observing and Measuring Properties of Matter

Week 4

September 6 - 9

Observing and Measuring Properties of Matter

Week 5

September 12 - 16

Recognizing Properties of States of Matter

Week 6

September 20 - 23

Comparing Measureable Properties of Matter

Week 7

September 26 -30

Investigating Changes in Matter

Week 8

October  3 – 7

 

Unit 3:  Big Idea 10

Forms of Energy  

Identifying Uses of Energy

Week 9

October 10 - 14

Identifying Uses of Energy

Week 10

October 18 - 21

 

Unit 4:  Big Idea 13

Forces and Changes in Motion 

Investigating the Effect of Forces

Week 11

October 24 - 28

Investigating the Effect of Forces

Week 12

October 31 - November 4

Investigating Different Forces

Week 13

November 7 - 10

Investigating Different Forces

Week 14

November 14 - 18

Investigating Different Forces

Thanksgiving Break

November 21 – 25

*****

*****

Week  15

November 28 - December 2

 Unit 5:  Big Idea 7

Earth Systems and Patterns

 

Observing Patterns in Weather

Week 16

December 14 - 18

Investigating the Sun’s Energy

Week 17

January 5 - 8

Investigating Air

Winter Holidays

December 17  – January 2

*****

*****

Week 18

January 3 - 6

Unit 5:  Big Idea 7

Earth Systems and Patterns

Investigating Air 

Week 19

January 9 - 12

Preparing for Severe Weather

Week 20

January 17 - 20

 

Unit 6:  Big Idea 6

Earth Structures

Understanding Changes to Rocks on Earth’s Surface

Week 21

January 23 - 27

Understanding Changes to Rocks on Earth’s Surface

Week 22

January 30 - February 3

Understanding Soil 

Week 23

February 6 - 10

Understanding Soil 

Week 24

February 13 – 17

Unit 7:  Big Idea 14

Organization and Development of Living Things

 

Identifying Functions of Human Body Parts

Week 25

February 20 – 24

Identifying Functions of Human Body Parts

Week 26

February 27 - March 3

Identifying Functions of Human Body Parts

Week 27

March 6 - 10

Unit 8:  Big Idea 16

Heredity and Reproduction

Understanding Life Cycles

Week 28

March 13 -17

Understanding Life Cycles

Spring Break

March 20 - 24

*****

*****

Week 29

March 27 - 31

Unit 8:  Big Idea 16

Heredity and Reproduction

Understanding Life Cycles

Week 30

April 3 - 7

Understanding Life Cycles

Week  31

April 10 – 13

 

Unit 9:  Big Idea 17

Interdependence 

Understanding Basic Needs for Survival of Living Things

Week 32

April 17 – 21 

Understanding Basic Needs for Survival of Living Things

Week 33

April 24 - 28

Understanding Basic Needs for Survival of Living Things

Week 34

May 1 – 5

Understanding Basic Needs for Survival of Living Things

Week 35

May 8 - 12

 

Unit 10:  Practice of Science

Class Project

 

Science Answers Questions:

 Pose a Question and Make a Prediction

Week 36

May 15 - 19

Conduct an Experiment:  Make Observations

Collect Data

Week 37

May 22 - 26

Draw a Conclusion:  Summarize the Answer to the Question

Week 38

May 29 - June 2

Make Visual Representations

Communicate Results

 

Some weeks will include two different topics depending on number of days assigned. This template is to be used as a rough gauge for pacing. 

 

آخر تعديل: Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 3:44 PM