Science 21 is an integrated K-6 science curriculum developed locally and regionally at the Putnam/NorthernWestchester BOCES. It is a science program designed by teachers for teachers. It is linked to the New York State Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science and Technology.
The program's major emphasis is on investigations that are student directed and relevant to students' everyday lives. The program's main focus is on hands-on, inquiry-based science and math lessons. Language arts (vocabulary) and technology are integrated at points where they fit naturally. Science 21 achieves a balance between process and content, and is supported by kits and staff development.
Second Grade Units:
Unit 1- Structure and Properties of Matter
Unit 2- Earth's Systems: Processes that Shape the Earth
Unit 3- Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
In addition, Animal Adaptations (research and project)