Topics covered include Life, Earth, and Physical Science. This is a visually exciting science text that provides many simple, hands-on experiments to begin each week's lesson. Kolbe Academy uses the 2nd grade book for 1st and 2nd grade. The text is written at a 2nd grade reading level. Parents using the 1st grade course plans for this text are advised to read the text to their child until the proper reading skills have been developed. Workbook assignments not included in course plans.