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Second Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Essential Standards: 
  1. G2.4S.C1.PO1: I can tell what specific animal structures do.

  2. G2.5S.C1.PO2: I can classify materials as solids, liquids, or gases. 

Quarter 2 Essential Standards:
  1. G2.1S.C2.PO3: I can use simple tools to collect data. (1.NBT.4.,1.NBT.6)

  2. G2.3S.C2.PO3: I can solve a problem using the right tool. 

  3. G2.5S.C1.PO1: I can use measurement words and tools to describe objects. 

Quarter 3 Essential Standards:
  1. G2.2S.C2.PO2: I can identify the many parts that work together to make a system. 

  2. G2.3S.C2.PO1: I can describe how technology changes our lives. 

Quarter 4 Essential Standards:
  1. None

Science Yearly Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. G2.1S.C1.PO2 (Yearly) - I can predict the results of a science investigation.

  2. G2.1S.C2.PO1 (Yearly) (Teacher Assessed) - I can follow safety rules and procedures in science.

  3. G2.1S.C3.PO1 (Yearly) - I can organize data using graphs, tables, and journals.

  4. G2.1S.C4.PO1 (Yearly) (Teacher Assessed) - I can tell, draw, or write the results of science investigation.

  5. G2.1S.C4.PO2 (Yearly) (Teacher Assessed) - I can tell, draw, or write the results of a science investigation to others.

Science Additional Standards (taught throughout the year):
  1. G2.1S.C1.PO1: Formulate relevant questions about the properties of objects, organisms, and events in the environment. 

  2. G2.1S.C2.PO2: Participate in guided investigations in life, physical, and earth and space sciences. 

  3. G2.1S.C2.PO4: Record data from guided investigations in an organized and appropriate format (e.g., lab book, log, notebook, chart paper).

  4. G2.1S.C3.PO2: Construct reasonable explanations of observations on the basis of data obtained (e.g., Based on the data, does this make sense? Could this really happen?). 

  5. G2.1S.C3.PO3: Compare the results of the investigation to predictions made prior to the investigation. 

  6. G2.1S.C3.PO4: Generate questions for possible future investigations based on the conclusions of the investigation. 

  7. G2.4S.C2.PO1: Describe the life cycles of various insects.

  8. G2.4S.C2.PO2: Describe the life cycles of various mammals. 

  9. G2.4S.C2.PO3: Compare the life cycles of various organisms. 

  10. G2.2S.C2.PO3: Identify parts of a system too small to be seen (e.g., plant and animal cells). 

  11. G2.6S.C3.PO1: Measure weather conditions (e.g., temperature, precipitation). 

  12. G2.6S.C3.PO2: Record weather conditions (e.g., temperature, precipitation). 

  13. G2.6S.C3.PO3: Identify the following types of clouds: cumulus, stratus, cirrus. 

  14. G2.6S.C3.PO4: Analyze the relationship between clouds, temperature, and weather patterns.

  15. G2.5S.C1.PO3: Demonstrate that water can exist as a: gas - vapor, liquid - water, solid - ice. 

  16. G2.5S.C1.PO4: Demonstrate that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their containers.

  17. G2.2S.C2.PO1: Identify components of familiar systems (e.g., organs of the digestive system, bicycle). 

  18. G2.4S.C1.PO2: Identify the following major parts of: digestive system - mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, respiratory system - nose, trachea, lungs, diaphragm, circulatory system - heart, arteries, veins, blood.

  19. G2.2S.C1.PO2: Identify science-related career opportunities.

  20. G2.2S.C1.PO1: Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Daniel Hale Williams [physician], supports Strand 4; Charles Drew [physician], supports Strand 4; Elizabeth Blackwell [physician], supports Strand 4). 

  21. G2.3S.C2.PO2: Describe important technological contributions made by people, past and present: automobile - Henry Ford  • airplane - Wilbur and Orville Wright   • telephone - Alexander G. Bell”


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