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Florida Standards (NGSSS) for Second Grade Science

FL.SC.2.E. Earth and Space Science

SC.2.E.6. Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.

SC.2.E.6.1. Recognize that Earth is made up of rocks. Rocks come in many sizes and shapes.

FL.SC.2.L. Life Science

SC.2.L.14. Organization and Development of Living Organisms - A. All plants and animals, including humans, are alike in some ways and different in others. B. All plants and animals, including humans, have internal parts and external structures that function to keep them alive and help them grow and reproduce. C. Humans can better understand the natural world through careful observation.

SC.2.L.14.1. Distinguish human body parts (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, and skeleton) and their basic functions.

SC.2.L.16. Heredity and Reproduction - A. Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other. B. Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.

SC.2.L.16.1. Observe and describe major stages in the life cycles of plants and animals, including beans and butterflies.

SC.2.L.17. Interdependence - A. Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs. B. Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment. C. Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

SC.2.L.17.1. Compare and contrast the basic needs that all living things, including humans, have for survival.
SC.2.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.

FL.SC.2.N. Nature of Science

SC.2.E.6. Earth Structures - Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.

SC.2.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.
SC.2.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.

SC.2.E.7. Earth Systems and Patterns - Humans continue to explore the interactions among water, air, and land. Air and water are in constant motion that results in changing conditions that can be observed over time.

SC.2.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.
SC.2.E.7.3. Investigate, observe and describe how water left in an open container disappears (evaporates), but water in a closed container does not disappear (evaporate).
SC.2.E.7.4. Investigate that air is all around us and that moving air is wind.

SC.2.N.1. The Practice of Science - A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation. B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of ''the scientific method.'' C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge. D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

SC.2.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.
SC.2.N.1.2. Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.
SC.2.N.1.6. Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve problems.

FL.SC.2.P. Physical Science

SC.2.P.13. Forces and Changes in Motion - A. It takes energy to change the motion of objects. B. Energy change is understood in terms of forces--pushes or pulls. C. Some forces act through physical contact, while others act at a distance.

SC.2.P.13.1. Investigate the effect of applying various pushes and pulls on different objects.
SC.2.P.13.2. Demonstrate that magnets can be used to make some things move without touching them.
SC.2.P.13.3. Recognize that objects are pulled toward the ground unless something holds them up.

SC.2.P.8. Properties of Matter - A. All objects and substances in the world are made of matter. Matter has two fundamental properties: matter takes up space and matter has mass. B. Objects and substances can be classified by their physical and chemical properties. Mass is the amount of matter (or ''stuff'') in an object. Weight, on the other hand, is the measure of force of attraction (gravitational force) between an object and Earth. The concepts of mass and weight are complicated and potentially confusing to elementary students. Hence, the more familiar term of ''weight'' is recommended for use to stand for both mass and weight in grades K-5. By grades 6-8, students are expected to understand the distinction between mass and weight, and use them appropriately.

SC.2.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.
SC.2.P.8.2. Identify objects and materials as solid, liquid, or gas.
SC.2.P.8.3. Recognize that solids have a definite shape and that liquids and gases take the shape of their container.
SC.2.P.8.5. Measure and compare temperatures taken every day at the same time.