Patterns of Nature Grade 2 Teacher's Manual
Patterns of Nature consists of 30 lessons bound in an illustrated workbook. Science, at this level, mainly involves identification. Such subjects as seasons, seeds, wildflowers, weeds, trees, mammals, insects, songbirds, and the celestial bodies are introduced on the child's level.
Pupils are taught to recognize seeds by their shapes; wildflowers by the shape of their leaves, the design of their flowers, and their colors; trees by the shape of their leaves; and so on.
Pupils also learn such things as the color of birds, mammals, and parts of trees by coloring them in their workbooks. Through this study, pupils gain an enjoyment and appreciation of nature and recognize God as the Creator.
Most exercises in the workbook are self-explanatory and can be done independently by the students after the lesson has been discussed with them. A review and a test follow every fifth lesson.