Science - 2nd Grade Lesson Plans

Second Grade Science Lesson Plans

homeschool highschool
(888) 771-0914
PreK - 8th Grade
$19.95 / student
per month
$14.95 / month for each additional PreK - 8th student

High School
$30 / student
per month
Includes 4 Courses
Curriculum Uses
Curriculum Levels

Benefits

  • Online Curriculum for
    PreK to 12th Grades
  • 1,000+ Student-Paced Multimedia Activities
  • Language Arts, Math, Science & Social Studies
  • Interactive, Project-Based Activities
  • Detailed Reporting for
    Easy Record-Keeping
  • Lesson Plans & Teaching Tools for Parents
  • Lessons Correlated to State Standards

What Do
Parents Say?

I LOVE Time4Learning!
It holds the attention of my kids, plus I can keep track of their learning without hovering over their shoulders.
I'm so thankful for your program!
My kids have so much fun with the activities that they don't even notice that they're learning!
I am really pleased with Time4Learning. It has made a world of difference in my son's academic performance in school!
second grade science
Try Our Lesson Demos

Science -2nd Grade Lesson Plans

Time4Learning is an online student-paced learning system covering preschool through middle school. It is popular as a second grade homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment, for remediation, and for summer study.

The lesson plans below provide a detailed list of the second grade science curriculum, with brief activity descriptions and learning activity (LA) numbers. Additional resources related to second grade science are also provided, below.

Students enrolled in second grade science will have access to both first and third grade science lessons as part of their membership, so they can move ahead or review at their own pace.

If you are just learning about Time4Learning, we'd suggest first looking at our interactive lesson demos. Members often use this page as a resource for more detailed planning, to choose specific activities using the activity finder or to compare our curriculum with state standards.

Voted #1 by Homeschool.com Family Friendly Website Green Certification CompassLearning Odyssey iparenting BBB Online
2nd Grade Science Lesson Plans
Total Activities: 21

non-scored activity Non-Scored scored activity Scored worksheet Worksheet answer key Answer Key quiz Quiz
Chapter 1: "Patterns in Nature"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Steps in Life Cycle: Identify a cycle as a process with no beginning or end. Briefly explain the steps in the life cycle: birth, growth, reproduction, and death. Life Cycles nonscored 20029 alertanswerkey
Families and Life Cycles nonscored 20030 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Steps in Life Cycle quiz
Food Chain: Identify and describe a food chain. Label a chart that illustrates a simple food chain. I'm Hungry! nonscored 20031 alertanswerkey
Food Chain nonscored 20032 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Food Chain quiz
Basic Needs of Animals: Identify the basic needs of animals, including shelter and living space. Basic Needs of Animals nonscored 20128
Pond Habitat: Identify plants and animals found in a pond habitat. Describe the food chain of a pond. Let's Take a Swim! nonscored 20033 alertanswerkey
Ponds nonscored 20034 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Pond Habitat quiz
Wetland Habitat: Identify characteristics of a wetland habitat, plants and animals found in a wetland habitat, and examples of adaptations. Wetlands: Plants & Animals nonscored 20125
Wetlands nonscored 20136
Ocean Habitat: Identify characteristics of an ocean habitat, plants and animals found in an ocean habitat, and examples of adaptations. What Lives in the Ocean? nonscored 20124


Chapter 2: "Force and Motion"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Magnetism: Describe magnetism as a force you cannot see that acts upon objects. Know that most magnets contain iron. Describe the law of magnetic attraction, and know that like poles repel and unlike poles attract. Know that magnets can be used to push and pull objects. Magnets nonscored 20035 alertanswerkey
Magnets & Poles nonscored 20036 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Magnetism quiz


Chapter 3: "Earth and Space"
Lesson Activity Name
Type
LA# Worksheet
Moon and Earth: Know that the Moon moves around the Earth, the Earth moves around the Sun, and the Moon is only visible when it reflects the Sun''s light. Describe the relationship of the Earth''s rotation to a 24-hour day. Sun, Earth, & Moon nonscored 20037 alertanswerkey
Voyage to the Earth, Moon, & Sun nonscored 20038 alertanswerkey
Lesson Quiz: Moon and Earth quiz
Objects in the Sky: Identify objects seen in the sky, including clouds, the Sun, stars, the Moon, etc. Know that stars and planets are always in the sky, even in the daytime. What's in the Sky? 20053
Lesson Quiz: Objects in the Sky quiz

Back to Top


Scope & Sequence Copyright © CompassLearning, Inc. All rights reserved.

Activity finder tool for parents

Lesson Activity Finder Tool

The lesson activity finder is one of the many helpful tools that Time4Learning offers its members. The activity finder is a shortcut that makes it easy for parents to preview lessons or find extra practice for their child.

Every lesson in the curriculum has a unique activity number, referred to in the lesson plans as an "LA Number." These numbers can be found on the table above or the lesson plans in the parent administration area.

The activity finder can be found in the lower left hand corner of the Student LaunchPad page. To use it, members simply log in to their child’s account, type the Learning Activity (LA) number of a lesson into the Activity Finder and click “Go” to open it.

For additional information, please visit our hints and help section, which gives more details about the activity finder.

Back to the top or sign up now

Additional Resources Related to Second Grade Science

If you're interested in the second grade science lesson plans, you might also be interested in:

Lesson plans for other grade levels of science:

Other second grade subjects and topics:

For families looking for a more in depth first grade digital science curriculum, we'd also suggest Science4Us.com. Take a look their second grade science lesson demos and read about their second grade online science program.

Online Curriculum for Homeschool, Afterschool and Summer Use

Sign up for Time4Learning and gain access to a variety of educational materials, which will engage and challenge your child to succeed. Make Time4Learning a part of your children's homeschool resources.

I want to Learn More about Time4Learning's homeschool curriculum or how to use the program for afterschool enrichment.