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Second Grade Science Resources

 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Type: Video
In this Dinosaur Train clip, Mr. Conductor teaches the Pteranodon family about stars, constellations, and the sun. He explains that the sun is also a star, and that the sun and stars are all part of nature.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about stars having different sizes and brightness
Georgia Standard: S2E1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Support Materials
Explore how the position of the Sun affects shadows on Earth.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
Georgia Standard: S2E2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video and Support Materials
Observe how shadows will change size and direction depending on the position of the object or the light source.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
Georgia Standard: S2E2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
In this MARTHA SPEAKS video, Martha discovers the painful effects of littering.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.
Georgia Standard: S2E3
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Teacher guide
Teach your students about the properties of water and other liquids, and the differences between solids and liquids by using this set of Teacher Guides from the PBS KIDS show Ready Jet Go!
 
What makes liquid water different from frozen, solid water? How does temperature affect the state of water? With a little help from Jet and his friends Sidney, Sean, and Mindy, your students will explore the various properties of water in both its liquid and solid forms. From finding the best tool to carry water to dissolving a homemade comet, your classroom will engage in fun activities to broaden their understanding of material properties.
 
In this guide, videos from Ready Jet Go! are used to demonstrate these concepts, and make your students' scientific inquiry truly out of this world!
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
Georgia Standard: S2P1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Worst chore ever... or is it actually the best? In this clip from Ready Jet Go!, Jet and his friends do a typical Bortronian chore: riding around the neighborhood on Ka-Flooples! While doing their "chore," Sydney asks Face 9000 what force is. He explains that force is a push or pull and that everything in the universe has some type of force.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).
Georgia Standard: S2P2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video
Let's discover something about force and motion with Abby and Elmo. Force is a push or pull that makes something move.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).
Georgia Standard: S2P2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
In this educator guide, help discover exciting new ways to build on children's fascination with STEM concepts. This topic will discuss how different forces affect the movement of different things.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).
Georgia Standard: S2P2
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Students explore similarities and differences in the life cycle of organisms and are introduced to the process of metamorphosis.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
Students explore how butterflies change and grow throughout their life cycle in this interactive lesson from NATURE. Through captivating video content and interactive activities, students will discover the amazing transformation process from a tiny caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video (with Support Materials)
Seed to Fruit takes children through the different stages of growth in the life of a cherry tomato plant. Planting a seed in a cup and watching it grow over time is a wonderful way to introduce the life cycle to young children. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Interactive
From Seed to Fruit takes children through the different stages of growth in the life of a cherry tomato plant. Planting a seed in a cup and watching it grow over time is a wonderful way to introduce the life cycle to young children.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video (with Support Materials)
Join Chris and Martin as they see the fast development of Monarch caterpillars into butterflies and get an inside look at this process! The Kratt brothers explain that Monarchs take the longest insect journey — traveling 3000 miles to Mexico — and that they start as caterpillars for about eleven days. Then the caterpillars grow in the chrysalis for about ten days and transform into Monarch butterflies!
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Lesson Plan
Bring the Wild Kratts into the classroom with these hands-on activities for students! In this activity, students will raise monarch butterflies, tag them, and learn about their yearly migration.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1
 
Source: PBS Learning Media
Resource Type: Video (with Support Materials)
Chickens hatch from eggs, but what about other animals? Explore our narrator’s book to learn about a variety of animals from spiders to platypuses that start their lives as eggs.
Skill: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms.
Georgia Standard: S2L1