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Second Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. G2.2S.C2.PO3: I can identify parts of a system too small to be seen (e.g., plant and animal cells). 

  2. G2.4S.C1.PO1: I can tell what specific animal structures do.

  3. G2.4S.C2.PO1: I can describe the life cycles of various insects. 

  4. G2.4S.C2.PO2: I can describe the life cycles of various mammals. 

  5. G2.4S.C2.PO3: I can compare the life cycles of various organisms. 

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

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. G2.1S.C2.PO3: I can use simple tools to collect data.

  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.

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

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

  6. G2.6S.C3.PO1: I can measure weather conditions (e.g., temperature, precipitation). 

  7. G2.6S.C3.PO2: I can record weather conditions (e.g., temperature, precipitation). 

  8. G2.6S.C3.PO3: I can identify the following types of clouds: cumulus, stratus, cirrus. 

  9. G2.6S.C3.PO4: I can analyze the relationship between clouds, temperature, and weather patterns. 

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. G2.2S.C2.PO1: I can identify components of familiar systems (e.g., organs of the digestive system, bicycle). 

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

  3. G2.3S.C2.PO1: I can describe how technology changes our lives. (continues into Quarter 4)

  4. G2.4S.C1.PO2: I can 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.

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G2.2S.C1.PO1: I can identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Daniel Hale Williams [physician], Charles Drew [physician], Elizabeth Blackwell [physician].

  2. G2.2S.C1.PO2: I can identify science-related career opportunities. 

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

Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. G2.1S.C1.PO1: I can formulate relevant questions about the properties of objects, organisms, and events in the environment. 

  2. G2.1S.C1.PO2: I can predict the results of a science investigation.

  3. G2.1S.C2.PO1: I can follow safety rules and procedures in science.

  4. G2.1S.C2.PO2: I can participate in guided investigations in life, physical, and earth and space sciences. 

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

  6. G2.1S.C3.PO1: I can organize data using graphs, tables, and journals.

  7. G2.1S.C3.PO2: I can 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?).

  8. G2.1S.C3.PO3: I can compare the results of the investigation to predictions made prior to the investigation. 

  9. G2.1S.C3.PO4: I can generate questions for possible future investigations based on the conclusions of the investigation.

  10. G2.1S.C4.PO1: I can tell, draw, or write the results of science investigation.

  11. G2.1S.C4.PO2: I can tell, draw, or write the results of a science investigation to others.

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