Science is a process of understanding the natural world. Segment A of Science 2 begins with an introduction to the scientific process. Students will learn to observe and ask questions, formulate a hypothesis, collect and analyze data, and then make a conclusion after experimenting. They will use this process in the course as they study eco-systems, biomes and food webs. Students will come to understand that living things depend on their habitat to meet their basic needs. Aquatic, terrestrial and human-made ecosystems consist of diverse living and non-living components that change over time and among geographic areas. Sustainable use of natural resources is essential to provide for the needs and wants of all living things now and in the future.

Segment B of Science 2 teaches students that all living things are made of parts that have specific functions, but different characteristics of plants and animals help some populations survive and reproduce in greater numbers. Students also learn that matter is everything around you. Matter is made from atoms, tiny building blocks. Everything in your world and the universe is made of matter. They also learn that energy can be found all around us, and that energy comes in many different shapes.

PRE-REQUISITES: None

ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 32-36 weeks or approximately 125 – 135 hours

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT A

Science Processes

  • Lesson 1- Questions in Science
  • Lesson 2- Making an Observation
  • Lesson 3- Collecting Information
  • Lesson 4- Science Experiments
  • Lesson 5- Making a Conclusion

Ecosystems

  • Lesson 1- Ecosystems
  • Lesson 2- Non-living Parts of an Ecosystem
  • Lesson 3- Living Parts of an Ecosystem
  • Lesson 4- Biomes
  • Lesson 5- Food Chains and Food Webs

Water and Conservation

  • Lesson 1- Different Types of Water
  • Lesson 2- Examples of Bodies of Water
  • Lesson 3- Water Cycle
  • Lesson 4- Watersheds
  • Lesson 5- Pennsylvania Watersheds
  • Lesson 6- Water Conservation

Forces

  • Lesson 1-What is a Force?
  • Lesson 2- Different Kinds of Force
  • Lesson 3-Types of Force
  • Lesson 4- Big and Little Forces

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS — SEGMENT B

Life

  • Lesson 1- All Living Things Share Basic Traits
  • Lesson 2- What Life Needs
  • Lesson 3- Specific Functions of Living Things
  • Lesson 4- Living Things’ Growth & Development
  • Lesson 5- Reproduction of Living Things

Plants & Animals

  • Lesson 1- Plants
  • Lesson 2- Basic Parts of Plants
  • Lesson 3- Differences between Plants and Animals
  • Lesson 4- Life Cycles of Plants and Animals
  • Lesson 5- Plant and Animal Reproduction
  • Lesson 6- Survival Traits in Animals

Matter

  • Lesson 1- Matter
  • Lesson 2- Collecting Information about Matter
  • Lesson 3- Grouping Matter
  • Lesson 4- Changes in Matter
  • Lesson 5- Special Properties of Matter

Energy

  • Lesson 1- Energy
  • Lesson 2- Energy Changes
  • Lesson 3- Heat Energy
  • Lesson 4- Sound Energy
  • Lesson 5- Energy & Work

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SEGMENT A

SEGMENT B