Grade Two Science Content and Skills

Grade two science content and skills are based on the Virginia State Standards of Learning for Science. Grade two science content is organized in level-appropriate thematic units. Students develop fundamental science process skills including observation, experimental design, data analysis, and graphing.

Key topics studied in grade two include:

  • Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic
  • Force, Motion, & Energy
  • Matter
  • Resources
  • Life Processes
  • Earth Patterns, Cycles, & Change
  • Interrelationships in Earth/Space Systems
  • Living Systems

Standards of Learning Assessment

Grade two content and skills are included on a locally developed assessment students take at the end of their third grade year.

The 2018 Science Standards of Learning are located below.