This “1st and 2nd Grade Science” video course covers a year’s worth of material aligned to the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards for Science. The course provides students with a strong foundation in understanding what it means to think like a scientist and engage in scientific inquiry (making observations, collecting data, asking questions about the world). This course is designed to be interactive and engaging for young learners.
This course includes:
- 4 UNITS
- 40 VIDEO LESSONS
- 40 FOLLOW UP ACTIVITIES
- 39 REVIEW VIDEOS FOR EACH EXERCISE (I review each worksheet or activity problem and provide the correct answer)
- 4 UNIT STUDY GUIDES
- 40 ONLINE QUIZZES WITH ANSWER SHEETS
- 18 LESSON EXTENSIONS: EASY AT-HOME EXPERIMENTS, SONGS, FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITIES, AND RECORD SHEETS
- OVER 15 HOURS OF VIDEO, LESSONS AND ACTIVITIES
Upon completion, students will be able to move on to 3rd grade scientific concepts and objectives, focused on strategic thinking and complex reasoning. Students will be able to raise questions about the natural world and investigate them through exploration and systematic observations, while being able to come up with appropriate explanations.
First and second graders
There is no prerequisite required in order to complete this course.
Unit 1-The Practice of Science
Lessons in Unit 1: Practicing observations and inferences, understanding scientific inquiry, matter, reversible vs. irreversible changes, how matter can change states, exploring water, scientific tools, comprehensive unit 1 review
Unit 2- Energy and Forces
Lessons in Unit 2: Introduction to energy, light and sound, thermal energy, types of forces, categorizing pushes and pulls, understanding the effects of gravity, observing friction, magnets, comprehensive unit 2 review
Unit 3- Organization and Development of Living Organisms
Lessons in Unit 3: Functions of the brain, heart, lungs, bones, muscles, stomach, basic needs of plants and animals, exploring interdependency and adaptations in the desert habitat, ocean habitat, rainforest habitat, parts of a plant, plant and animal life cycles, comprehensive unit 3 review
Unit 4- Earth Science
Lessons in Unit 4: rocks and minerals, types of soil, the sun and the water cycle, wind, weather patterns and the 4 seasons, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, comprehensive unit 4 review
The resources section offers suggestions for extra practice. Here students can find record sheets, songs simple experiments, hands-on activities, and research outlines for further extensions of learning. In this section you will also find answer keys for the online quizzes.