Year 2 Science

These are the types of Science questions that children aged 6 to 7 in year 2, should be able to answer. Click resources to see samples.


Strand Ref Know how to e.g.
All LIVING
THINGS
2L1

Explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive.

PLANTS 2P1
  • Observe and describe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
ANIMALS
Including humans
2A1
  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.
 
HABITATS 2H1
  • Identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
Uses of EVERYDAY
MATERIALS
2M1

Identify and compare the uses of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick/rock, and paper/cardboard.

MOVEMENT 2Mo1
  • notice and describe how things are moving, using simple comparisons such as faster and slower
  • compare how different things move


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