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Fit standards-based science instruction into your curriculum!
Help your grade 2 students develop a genuine understanding of standards-based scientific concepts and vocabulary using the 150 engaging activities in Daily Science! A variety of rich resources, including vocabulary practice, hands-on science activities, and comprehension tests in multiple-choice format, help you successfully introduce students to earth, life, and physical science concepts.
30 weeks of instruction cover the following standards-based science topics:
Big Idea 1: Different kinds of living things have different life cycles. Week 1: Why do kangaroos carry their babies in pouches? Week 2: How does a caterpillar change into a butterfly? Week 3: How do tiny seeds turn into giant trees? Week 4: Why do some plants have flowers? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 2: Plants and animals look a lot like their parents. Week 1: What's the difference between foxes and wolves? Week 2: Why can't an apple tree grow oranges? Week 3: How can a spotted cat have striped kittens? Week 4: Why don't all grapes have seeds? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 3: Earth contains rock, water, and air. People use all of these things. Week 1: How far up does the sky reach? Week 2: How much water is there on Earth? Week 3: Why do beaches and deserts have sand? Week 4: Why do people recycle? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 4: The sun, moon, and stars all have predictable patterns of movement. Week 1: What happens to the sun at night? Week 2: Why aren't stars always in the same part of the sky at night? Week 3: Is the moon a planet? Week 4: Why does the moon change shape? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 5: Sounds are made by vibrating objects. Sounds can travel through solids, liquids, and gases. Week 1: How do crickets chirp? Week 2: Where do echoes come from? Week 3: Does sound travel underwater? Week 4: How do animals without ears hear? Week 5: Unit Review
Big Idea 6: Magnets make some things move without touching them. They also attract or repel other magnets. Week 1: Why does a magnet stick to a refrigerator but not a window? Week 2: How can magnets move things without touching them? Week 3: Why are some magnets stronger than others? Week 4: How does a compass work? Week 5: Unit Review
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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.
We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.