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Grade 2 Science Includes 4 Topics or Clusters
Topics are not taught in order.

Cluster 1: Growth and Changes in Animals

Animal Facts

Fischer
coyote
squirrel
bear
geese
weasel
mule deer
woverine
caribou
fox
rabbit
elk
mosaursus
jackfish
white tail deer
snowshoe hare
beaver
wolf








Cluster 2: Properties of Solids, Liquids and Gases

Cluster 3: Position and Motion

Cluster 4: Air and Water in the Environment




Within each topic there are vocabulary words students need to learn to help them understand the content more easily.  These are a few vocabulary words that you can practice at home to help with science learning.



Cluster 1:
Growth and Changes
in Animals
Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating
food groups
offspring
adult
behaviour
life cycle
stage
life processes
energy
growth
fruits
vegetables
poulty
meat substitutes
dairy
breads
cereals
meat
fish
plants
animals
behaviour
insect
bird
reptile
amphibian
mammal




Cluster 2:
Properties of
Solids, Liquids and Gases
solids
liquid
gas
substance
property
mass/weight
dissolve
gas
changes of state
water vapour
boil
float
sink
buoyancy


Cluster 3:
Position and Motion
position
stationary
above
between
near
far from
next to
below
in front of
behind
to the right
to the left
perspective
motion
push
pull
friction
slope
inclined plane
wheel
axle
rotate
clockwise
counterclockwise



Cluster 4:
Air and Water
in the Environment
wind
air current
temperature
changes of state
water cycle
freeze
melt
condense
evaporate
sources of drinking water
pollution