Second Grade Interactive Science Journals

This post is for all my Grade 2 friends! I absolutely love my Interactive Science Journals and I have gotten back so much great feedback from them! I had a few requests to make a second grade edition, so that is what I have been working on!

In Manitoba, the Grade 2 Science curriculum is divided into four clusters. They are:

1. Growth and Changes in Animals
2. Solids, Liquids, and Gases
3. Position and Motion
4. Air and Water in the Environment

Even though these units are designed with the Manitoba Science curriculum in mind, the lesson activities and journal pages can be used by anyone in any province or territory or state!

These units are designed the same way as my first grade units. For each outcome in the cluster/unit, there are lesson plan ideas and pictures, lesson materials (for whole group charts, sorts, etc.), and interactive science journal pages. These pages are designed to fit an 8-1/2x10" spiral journal, but you can easily shrink the pages or print two-to-a-page if you are using smaller journals.

The first unit is all about life cycles and animals!

These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:

1. Unit title page
2. Write and illustrate important unit vocabulary
3. Compare constant and changing characteristics of humans
4. Graph heights of students to recognize how humans grow at different rates
5. Test how different drinks affect a plant's growth (science experiment)

6. Sort food into the four food groups
7. Plan a menu for a day based on Canada's Food Guide
8. Sort food that comes from plants or animals
9. Match adult animals to their offspring
10. Compare characteristics of a tadpole and frog
11. Compare the life span of various living things

12. Compare constant and changing characteristics of a chicken
13. Sort animals based on where they live, their skin covering, when they are awake, and/or what they eat

14. Describe how some animals take care of their offspring
15. Describe the life cycle of a frog, a butterfly, a chicken, a ladybug, a snake, and/or a horse
16. Compare life cycles of animals that have similar life cycles and different life cycles
17. Research an animal's life processes (eating, moving, sleeping, and breathing)
18. Design a poster about an endangered animal that describes the animal and ways we can protect it (design process)

And here is the second unit about the states of matter:

These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:

1. Unit title page
2. Write and illustrate important unit vocabulary
3. Sort liquids and solids
4. Describe the properties of solids and give examples

5. Describe the properties of liquids and give examples
6. Compare and contrast the properties of liquids and solids
7. Test which solids dissolve in water and which don't (science experiment)
8. Test how different solids and liquids interact with each other
9. Match liquids we use at home to how we use them
10. Test different materials to see which is the most absorbent

11. Describe what happens when certain solids and liquids are combined
12. Recognize that air is all around us
13. Describe some of the gases that make up air
14. Describe the properties of gases and give examples
15. Explore how water changes states

16. Compare how solids and liquids can change states or remain the same in different circumstances
17. Describe how to safely dispose of solids and liquids
18. Test objects to see if the sink or float
19. Describe how to make a sinking object float and a floating object sink
20. Design a boat to hold a certain weight (design process)

You can also save money by buying the bundle. You will get all four units at a discounted price! Right now it only contains the first two units, but the third unit will be added by the end of May and the fourth unit by the end of June!

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