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Georgia Standards for Second Grade Science

GA.S2. Earth Science

S2E1. Students will understand that stars have different sizes, brightness, and patterns.

S2E1.a. Describe the physical attributes of stars - size, brightness, and patterns.

S2E2. Students will investigate the position of sun and moon to show patterns throughout the year.

S2E2.a. Investigate the position of the sun in relation to a fixed object on earth at various times of the day.
S2E2.c. Relate the length of the day and night to the change in seasons (for example: Days are longer than the night in the summer.).
S2E2.d. Use observations and charts to record the shape of the moon for a period of time.

GA.S2. Life Science

S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.

S2L1.a. Determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat or dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly.
S2L1.c. Investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a period of time.

GA.S2. Physical Science

S2P1. Students will investigate the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.

S2P1.a. Identify the three common states of matter as solid, liquid, or gas.

S2P2. Students will identify sources of energy and how the energy is used.

S2P2.a. Identify sources of light energy, heat energy, and energy of motion.

S2P3. Students will demonstrate changes in speed and direction using pushes and pulls.

S2P3.a. Demonstrate how pushing and pulling an object affects the motion of the object.

GA.S2CS. Characteristics of Science

S2CS1. Habits of Mind: Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

S2CS1.a. Raise questions about the world around them and be willing to seek answers to some of the questions by making careful observations and measurements and trying to figure things out.

S2CS2. Habits of Mind: Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations.

S2CS2.a. Use whole numbers in ordering, counting, identifying, measuring, and describing things and experiences.
S2CS2.b. Readily give the sums and differences of single-digit numbers in ordinary, practical contexts and judge the reasonableness of the answer.
S2CS2.d. Make quantitative estimates of familiar lengths, weights, and time intervals, and check them by measuring.

S2CS3. Habits of Mind: Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities.

S2CS3.a. Use ordinary hand tools and instruments to construct, measure, and look at objects.

S2CS4. Habits of Mind: Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

S2CS4.d. Compare very different sizes, weights, ages (baby/adult), and speeds (fast/slow) of both human made and natural things.

S2CS5. Habits of Mind: Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.

S2CS5.a. Describe and compare things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion.
S2CS5.c. Use simple pictographs and bar graphs to communicate data.

S2CS6. The Nature of Science: Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will recognize that:

S2CS6.d. All different kinds of people can be and are scientists.

S2CS7. The Nature of Science: Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:

S2CS7.c. Tools such as thermometers, rulers, and balances often give more information about things than can be obtained by just observing things without help.