Illinois Standards 2nd Grade Science Activities
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IL.11. Inquiry and Design: Understand the processes of scientific inquiry and technological design to investigate questions, conduct experiments and solve problems.
11.A. Know and apply the concepts, principles and processes of scientific inquiry.
11.A.1c. Collect data for investigations using measuring instruments and technologies.
11.A.1d. Record and store data using available technologies.
11.A.1e. Arrange data into logical patterns and describe the patterns.
11.A.1f. Compare observations of individual and group results.
IL.12. Concepts and Principles: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
12.A. Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt and change.
12.A.1a. Identify and describe the component parts of living things (e.g., birds have feathers; people have bones, blood, hair, skin) and their major functions.
12.B. Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environment.
12.B.1a. Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environments.
12.B.1b. Describe how living things depend on one another for survival.
12.C. Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
12.C.1a. Identify and compare sources of energy (e.g., batteries, the sun).
12.C.1b. Compare large-scale physical properties of matter (e.g., size, shape, color, texture, odor).
12.D. Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
12.D.1a. Identify examples of motion (e.g., moving in a straight line, vibrating, rotating).
12.D.1b. Identify observable forces in nature (e.g., pushes, pulls, gravity, magnetism).
12.E. Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the Earth and its resources.
12.E.1a. Identify components and describe diverse features of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.
12.E.1b. Identify and describe patterns of weather and seasonal change.
12.E.1c. Identify renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
12.F. Know and apply concepts that explain the composition and structure of the universe and Earth's place in it.
12.F.1a. Identify and describe characteristics of the sun, Earth and moon as familiar objects in the solar system.
12.F.1b. Identify daily, seasonal and annual patterns related to the Earth's rotation and revolution.
IL.13. Science, Technology, and Society: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
13.A. Know and apply the accepted practices of science.
13.A.1a. Use basic safety practices (e.g., not tasting materials without permission, stop/drop/roll).
13.B. Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
13.B.1a. Explain the uses of common scientific instruments (e.g., ruler, thermometer, balance, probe, computer).
13.B.1b. Explain how using measuring tools improves the accuracy of estimates.
13.B.1e. Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials.
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