Welcome 2nd Grade
The New Essential Standards ( NES) are a North Carolina initiative and for K-5 science we will implement those standards in 2012-2013. This year we have a "crosswalk" of the standards so you can compare NCSCOS and the NES side by side (below), The other document (below) is NES "unpacked". Each standard is broken down and explains what students must know, understand and be able to do.

Important Documents:

Pacing Guide:


Second Grade

  • animal life cycles
  • changes in weather
  • changes in properties of solids, liquids and gases
  • concepts of sound

Helpful Websites:

Weather:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx_1g5pGFLI&feature=related (Water Cycle Video)

States of Matter:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/solid_liquids.shtml
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/matter_states/
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/studyjams/matter_states/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAqompxk7fY&feature=related (rap with kids)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvRvOYCjUP0&feature=related (Bill Nye Song)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9WYweBA6vA (Song)

Amimals and Insects:
http://www.cookie.com/kids/games/frog-life-cycle.html (Frog Cycle)
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow9/jun99/p-page_one.shtml (Something Froggy interactive e-book)
http://www.cybraryman.com/insects.html (Awesome resource site and connects to ELA and Math)
http://www.vtaide.com/png/assess.htm#LifeCycles (Interactice assessments and more)
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bugs/
http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/Insects/activities/insecthunt.html
http://www.covenantworks.com/Bouncy-A/Science/Insects/index.htm

Force and Motion-Sound
Background Info: http://www.philtulga.com/MSSActivities.html
http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/oceanodyssey/flash/concepts/sourcesofsound.htm
http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/oceanodyssey/flash/concepts/loudness.htm
http://www.engineeringinteract.org/resources/oceanodyssey/flash/concepts/pitch.htm
http://www.smm.org/sound/nocss/activity/handson.htm
http://scifiles.larc.nasa.gov/text/kids/D_Lab/acts_sound.html
Videos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovMh2A3P5k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4xYDs5rLNI
http://www.gamequarium.org/cgi-bin/search/linfo.cgi?id=7668
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahCbGjasm_E