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Idaho Standards for Second Grade Science

ID.1. Nature of Science: Students identify questions that can be answered through observation, collection, recording, and analysis of data. Students explain that the shape of an item is determined by its function. Students follow multi-step instructions, work cooperatively and use communication skills.

1.2. Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

2.S.1.2.1. The student will be able to make observations, record and interpret data. (558.01.a)

1.6. Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills

2.S.1.6.3. The student will be able to analyze information and evidence. (559.01.d)

ID.2. Physical Science: Students describe objects by their properties and explain the affect motion has on an object.

2.2. Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces

2.S.2.2.1. The student will be able to explain how force affects the position and motion of objects. (560.01.a)

ID.3. Biology: Students list the basic needs of animals.

3.2. Understand the Relationship between Matter and Energy in Living Systems

2.S.3.2.1. The student will be able to identify four basic needs of all living things (food, shelter, water, space). (563.01.a)
2.S.3.2.2. The student will be able to discuss how animals are suited to live in different habitats. (547.01.b)

ID.4. Earth and Space Systems: Students describe weather conditions.

4.1. Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems

2.S.4.1.1. The student will be able to describe the characteristics of different weather conditions. (564.01.b)

ID.5. Personal and Social Perspectives; Technology: Students compare man-made and natural environments. Students identify scientific tools.

5.1. Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced

2.S.5.1.1. The student will be able to compare and contrast man-made and natural environments. (566.01.a)