Year 2 Science worksheets
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Find out what your child will learn in Year 2 English, maths and science, try out a few learning activities and read our top tips about how to support their learning and development in our free, downloadable Year 2 Taster Pack.
English, maths and science have a very chocolatey taste over the Easter break, with lots of maths, phonics, spelling and simple science investigations to keep chocolate-hunters busy and learning.
Write letters to Santa, help the elves by counting presents, build a Christmas model village and more with our collection of festive learning activities for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Guaranteed to keep kids engaged with learning in the run-up to the celebrations!
This quiz covers all the topics you have learnt in Y2 science. Can you answer all the questions?
When a plant drops seeds, the seeds need to be spread as widely as possible, so that each one has a good chance of growing into a new plant. Look at each of these plants. How are their seeds dispersed?
Have a walk around your garden, a park or nearby woodland. What kinds of plants can you see? Do you see any plants in flower? Choose two plants and then use this sheet to record what you found and then do some research on your plants.
Imagine that you are inventing a space ship. What features will you include? Think of the materials will they be made from (you can make up your own materials). Describe the properties of each material and why these will be useful for things you will encounter on your space journey. Can you draw a labelled picture of it?
There are a few things human beings need to survive. Can you cut out all the cards and divide them between the two groups below?
A micro-habitat is a small habitat within a larger one (for example: a tree within a forest). Today, you are going to create your own!
Whenever you or any member of your family or friends do some exercise, carry out a survey to find out how they felt. Use the table to record your findings. Look at the results of your table. What do you notice?
Look at the labels on the bottles and pills in your medicine cabinet with your mum or dad. Can you answer these questions about them?
We choose different materials for different jobs. Think about the objects below and what might happen if this material was used to make them. Record your answers.
This game is designed to help you revise the key properties of different materials. Cut out the cards below. Each card has one material or one material property on it. Can you match all the cards together to make a chain, dominoes-style? How long a chain can you make?
Draw a picture of your house and then go round with a clipboard and identify which materials you can see and label them on your picture.
The shapes of objects made from some materials can be changed by some processes, including squashing, bending, twisting and stretching. Gather a selection of materials from home. Make sure that each object is made from a different material. List the object and the material in the table, then have a go at changing the object’s shape and note on your table what happens.Now have a go at making a glove.
In your kitchen look at what different cooking utensils are made from. Talk to an adult about the different materials. Do you know their names? Now look for or think of household objects that could be made with these materials. How many can you find?
Think about all the ways our houses protect us. Now think about animals or bugs living in your garden or house. Where do animals and bugs like to live? Draw a picture and/or write the name of their home. Cut out all the cards and make two piles, one for creature cards and one for house cards; mix them up. Pick one card from each pile. Would a mouse like to live in a fish pond? Would a frog like to live in a bee hive? Why?
Look in your recycling bins to find out what your family recycles and write it down on a list. Look on your local council website to find out if there is anything else you could recycle that you don’t at the moment. Can you encourage your family to recycle more? Make a recycling-bins poster to show them what they can recycle and what they can’t.
Read these instructions about growing a seed into a plant carefully. Can you match them with the picture cards and put them in the correct order? Cut out the cards or rewrite the instructions.
Create a healthy living questionnaire for your friends and family. Think of questions about sleep, food, drink, exercise and then do a survey of everyone’s habits. At the end of the week as a family decide what everybody’s new healthy goals are going to be. What could you do more of? What will happen if you make some changes to your life? Why?