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Did you know... 2nd Grade

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Study Guide Did you know... 2nd Grade Science, Grade 2

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DID YOU KNOW… Here are some interesting facts about the topics you study in 2nd grade. What is Science? Scientists who study the weather are called meteorologists. Plants Some plants like ferns do not have flowers. They make new plants using spores instead of seeds. Animals The cheetah is the fastest animal in the world. Cheetahs can run up to about 113 kilometers per hour. Land Habitats The arctic is the coldest habitat. Brrrr! © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Water Habitats About ¾ of the Earth is covered by water, and MOST of that water is saltwater. Let’s check what we have learned so far: What is the fastest animal in the world? How Living Things Grow and Change Monarch butterflies live about 2-6 weeks on average. How Plants and Animals Live Together Animals higher on the food chain need to eat more because they get the least amount of energy of all the animals in the food chain since they are the last to eat. Birds and Mammals Camels are mammals that can live in hot areas, like a desert. They can live without water for a long time. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Reptiles, Amphibians, and Fish How can you tell a frog and a toad apart? Frogs have smooth, clammy skin. Toads have more dry, bumpy skin. Ribbit! How do frogs catch flies? Frogs have long sticky tongues to make catching food, like flies, easier. Earth’s Weather Lightning is a big charge of electricity that can reach from clouds to the ground or to other clouds. It can start fires on the ground where it strikes. In order for a storm to be called a hurricane, the winds need to be over 74 miles or 119 kilometers per hour. A tornado is smaller but has heavy winds than a hurricane. Let’s check what we have learned so far: How can you tell a frog and a toad apart? © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
The Sun and the Earth The Sun is a star. The moon is approximately 363,301 km from Earth. Moon, Stars, and Planets The order of planets by distance from sun is: Mercury—closest to the Sun Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Uranus Neptune—furthest from the Sun © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Rocks, Soil, and Water Even the rocks at the bottom of the ocean and on the moon are made of minerals. Fossils and Dinosaurs Scientists who study fossils are called paleontologists. Blue whales are bigger than any dinosaur that ever lived. A Tyrannosaurus Rex (a dinosaur) walked on two legs and had two small arms, was a meat eater, and grew up to 20 feet tall! Using and Saving Natural Resources Wind can be used to create electricity. The sun can be used to create electricity too! Let’s check what we have learned so far: What are scientists who study fossils called? Forces and Machines Simple machines can be seen all around our every day lives. What simple machine is in this picture? Answer: a pulley © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
Matter All Around Gas is all around us. There is a layer of gas that surrounds Earth, which is called the atmosphere. Oxygen is a gas that we need to breathe in order to live. All about Sound and Light If played an instrument with strings, you could see that the shorter the length of the string, the higher the sound it creates. The longer the length of the string, the lower the sound it creates. All About Magnets Only certain metals are attracted by magnets. Iron is attracted by magnets. Aluminum is a metal that is not attracted by magnets. You should find out your OWN new facts about these topics and share them with your teacher, friends, and family! © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.
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