2nd Grade Science Lesson Plan

Instructor: Kevin Newton

Kevin has edited encyclopedias, taught middle and high school history, and has a master's degree in Islamic law.

Get your students excited with this lesson on the scientific method! They'll see not only how scientists use the method to measure their own results, but they'll also apply it in their own experiments!

Lesson Objectives

After this lesson, your students should be able to do the following:

  • define key terms
  • give examples of the scientific method in use

Length

40-60 minutes, plus a few weeks of inactive class time for the activity

Materials

  • Paper copies of the text lesson
  • Highlighters
  • Potting soil
  • Pea seeds
  • Small cups

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.2.3

Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

Key Terms

  • Evidence
  • Scientific method

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