2nd Grade Nature of Science
N.1.1: Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.
N.1.2: Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.
N.1.3: Ask "how do you know?" in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.
N.1.4: Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.
N.1.5: Distinguish between empirical observation (what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste) and ideas or inferences (what you think).
N1.6: Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve problems.
2nd Grade Physical Science
P.10.1: Discuss that people use electricity or other forms of energy to cook their food, cool or warm their homes, and power their cars.
P.13.1: Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.
P.13.2: Demonstrate that magnets can be used to make some things move without touching them.
P.13.3: Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.
P.13.4: Demonstrate that the greater the force (push or pull) applied to an object, the greater the change in motion of the object.
P.8.1: Observe and measure objects in terms of their properties, including size, shape, color, temperature, weight, texture, sinking or floating in water, and attraction and repulsion of magnets.
- Using a Thermometer - Temperature is a property that can be measured.
- Will It Float - Reading and activity pages
P.8.2: Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas
P.8.3: Recognize that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container.
P.8.4: Observe and describe water in its solid, liquid, and gaseous states.
P.8.5: Measure and compare temperatures taken every day at the same time.
P.8.6: Measure and compare the volume of liquids using containers of various shapes and sizes.
P.9.1: Investigate that materials can be altered to change some of their properties, but not all materials respond the same way to any one alteration.
- Cook It! - The properties of materials may change when they are cooked.
2nd Grade Life Science
L.14.1: Distinguish human body parts (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, and skeleton) and their basic functions.
L.16.1: Observe and describe major stages in the life cycles of plants and animals, including beans and butterflies.
- When It Grows Up - Plants and animals closely resemble their parents
- Tadpoles to Frogs
L.17.1: Compare and contrast the basic needs that all living things, including humans, have for survival.
L.17.2: Recognize and explain that living things are found all over Earth, but each is only able to live in habitats that meet its basic needs.
2nd Grade Earth & Space Science
E.6.1: Recognize that Earth is made up of rocks. Rocks come in many sizes and shapes.
E.6.2: Describe how small pieces of rock and dead plant and animal parts can be the basis of soil and explain the process by which soil is formed.
E.6.3: Classify soil types based on color, texture (size of particles), the ability to retain water, and the ability to support the growth of plants.
E.7.1: Compare and describe changing patterns in nature that repeat themselves, such as weather conditions including temperature and precipitation, day to day and season to season.
E.7.2: Investigate by observing and measuring, that the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms the water, land, and air.
- Sunshine- reading and activity sheets