Second Grade Science Curriculum and Lab Kit




The Second Grade Science Curriculum and Lab Kit Package includes:

  • Teacher's Manual
  • Workbook
  • Resource Pack
  • Lab Kit

The McRuffy Science series teaches life science, earth science, physical science, and scientific inquiry in an engaging approach that is very activity oriented. Students think and learn like scientist through the many hands-on activities and demonstrations. Students experience science and learn to be a scientist. 

The Second Grade Science Curriculum also features several lessons that emphasize content reading skills. These are the skills that are useful in reading to learn (versus learning to read). The lessons and specific techniques used are noted in the lesson plans. These skills can be transferred to other subjects. They are written in such a way as to teach the teacher new instructional techniques.

Second Science Sample (Teacher's Manual and Workbook)

Detailed daily lesson plans in the Teacher’s Manual clearly state the objectives, tell what is needed to prepare for the lessons, and give clear directions on how to teach the concepts.  Evaluation standards are presented for each unit. 

The Workbook provides colorful activities to reinforce concepts taught in the lessons. The Second Grade Workbook contains both activities and articles. The articles are designed to help build content reading skills as well as science knowledge.

The Resource Pack features card activities, photo cards, posters, games boards, and more. 


The Second Grade Science Lab Kit is non-consumable and includes:

  • Magnet collection: magnet wand, 2 small bar magnets, and 4 ring magnets, block magnet
  • Bell wire
  • 4 Alligator Clip Wires
  • 2 Bulb holders
  • 2 Mini light bulbs
  • Magnifier
  • Safety mirror
  • Car (Replaces Tube Car, Magnets vary from picture)
  • 20 Pattern block pieces
  • Spring scale
  • Thermometer
  • Tornado tube
  • Wooden ring magnet holder
  • 10 Centimeter cubes

Other common items are used in the curriculum, but not included in the lab kit in order to keep the cost to a minimum.