Abeka Science Grade 2
In Enjoying God’s World, students review a few first-grade topics about human biology, plants, and animals, while learning more about body systems and plants. Additional topics include animals and their habitats, energy, force and movement and the states of matter, water cycle, weather, and earth and space. A sampling of activities includes mapping your teeth, observing water move a stem, measuring solids and liquids, and more. There are no grades assigned at this level, the focus is on instilling a love for these subjects by introducing topics of interest and emphasizing God’s love and care for His creation. This level offers the consumable, softcover student textbook, the teacher’s edition with answers, and a combined homeschool curriculum lesson plans for history, science and health. Lesson plans include expanded daily lessons for history, science and health, along with a schedule for art and music (sold separately). Divided into 39 lessons, with a 3 day per week schedule. Lessons will take approximately 25 minutes. Thursday and Friday are dedicated art or music days. If you elect not to add in art or music, these days become flexible to meet your homeschool schedule or use them to read aloud living books on the week’s topic! Additional resources include the combined History, Science and Health Activity Book (available bound or unbound), the History, Science & Health Book Answer Key, and the History, Science, & Health Homeschool Teaching Charts. Designed to reinforce the lessons, the consumable activity book offers a variety of worksheets. Coloring and labeling activities, word puzzles and mazes, and fill in the blanks are a sampling of what is included. The activity book answer key contains the student activity pages with answers filled in. Optional, but scheduled in the lesson plans are colorful, sturdy cardstock teaching charts to help children visualize the geography, science and health concepts studied. Charts are double sided with a total of 20 visual aids, ranging from landforms and US/World maps to life cycles, anatomy and the solar system, as well as nutrition and meal planning resources. Also included are perforated cut outs. The Homeschool Teaching Charts measure 8 ½” x 11”.