Behold and See 2: More Science with Josh and Hanna



Science, Grade 2

This Catholic worktext covers topics from physical science, earth science, ecology, and marine biology. Simple activities bring the topics to life!


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Once again, accompany Josh and Hanna as they learn about simple machines, work and energy, the water cycle, geology, natural resources, and marine life.

Like Behold and See 1, this Catholic science worktext teaches science in the context of the family. The result? Young students learn that they too, like Josh and Hanna, can use science concepts to understand the marvels hidden in the world around them. Frequent hands-on activities reinforce lessons and spark children’s wonder.

Behold and See 2 users need no additional workbooks, teacher’s manuals, or answer keys: all lessons, activities, and explanations are found within the worktext. Topics include:

  • Simple Machines, Work, and Energy
  • God Provides Water for the World that He Created
  • Natural Resources: God’s Gifts to Man
  • The Earth on Which We Live
  • Marine Life: Living Things in the Oceans

Recommended for second grade. A daily schedule for this program is available in CHC Lesson Plans: Second Grade or Behold and See 2 Daily Lesson Plans.

Simple Machines: Tools; Tools at Work; Inclined Plane; Lever; Wedge; Screw; Wheel
Work and Energy: Kinetic and Potential Energy
Water Cycle: Evaporation and Condensation
Natural Resources: Conservation; Soil; Erosion
Geology: Metamorphic Rock; Igneous Rock; Minerals; Volcanoes
Marine Life: Plants; Food Chain; Algae; Plankton; Sea Grasses; Kelp; Vertebrates; Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Invertebrates; Mollusks

Product Code: BAS2
Format: Softcover
Binding: Spiral binding
Page Count: 154 pages
Dimensions: 8.5″×11″
ISBN: 9780982458594
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? Yes, purchase one per student.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Mary Piecynski was a veteran homeschooling mom, a certified teacher, and completed a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s in Education. She taught science and other subjects in both elementary and secondary grades and tutored science at the university level. She passed away in 2023.

Photos submitted by Berta.

I love Behold and See Science 2. The lessons are written in a manner that is age appropriate but yet a little challenging to stretch their little minds. I have been homeschooling for 18 years and have never found it so easy, complete and enjoyable as I have since using CHC.

"My son was so excited to make this fun edible model of the layers of the earth!" —Margaret, NY

Behold and See Science 2 was the first subject every day that my son wanted to tackle. He has learned a great deal and also had his curiosity and love of learning nurtured. His favorite part was the hands-on experiments. Mom also liked the experiments, because they were fairly easy to prepare for and complete at home.

Photos submitted by Katie, TX.

My 6-year-old son and I have enjoyed Behold and See 2. It has opened up discussion for us in many areas. This is one book he asks for me to read....without balking!

“My son and his granddad made the model of the earth’s layers.”—Danielle, TN

My son especially enjoys Behold and See 2. It is written in an easy-to-understand way with lots of rich pictures and activities.

"My daughter loved doing this volcano. She had to dress up like a scientist too! Great fun!" —Margaret, NY

Behold and See 2 is engaging and readable, and I love how it combines teaching stewardship of God's creation with solid science. Our one complaint is that it leaves both my student and me wanting more…

Photos submitted by Maureen, MO.

My son spent the evening with the experiments from Behold and See 2, discovering how levers and inclined planes (and wheels) can make our work easier.

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