Science Year 2

Year 2 Expectations:

Working Scientifically

  • Use some science words to describe what they have seen and measured
  • Ask people questions and use secondary sources to find answers
  • Observe closely, using simple equipment
  • Say whether things happened as they expected
  • Organise things into groups
  • Find simple patterns (or associations)
  • Identify animals and plants by a specific criteria, for example, lay eggs or not; have feathers or not
  • Use (text, diagrams, pictures, charts, tables) to record their observations
  • Perform simple tests
  • Suggest how, and use prompts, to find things out

Life and Living Processes - Biology

  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited
  • Explain the differences between living and non-living things and things that have never been alive
  • Describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • Describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain
  • Identify and name different sources of food.
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
  • Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

Materials - Chemistry

  • Identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses
  • Find out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. 

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