Indiana Standards 2nd Grade Science Activities
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IN.CS. Content Standards
2.1. Physical Science
2.1.6. Observe, demonstrate, sketch and compare how applied force (i.e., push or pull) changes the motion of objects.
2.1.7. Investigate the motion of objects when they are acted upon at a distance by forces like gravity and magnetism.
2.2. Earth and Space Science
2.2.1. Construct and use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction.
2.2.3. Chart or graph weather observations such as cloud cover, cloud type and type of precipitation on a daily basis over a period of weeks.
2.2.4. Ask questions about charted observations and graphed data. Identify the day-to-day patterns and cycles of weather. Understand seasonal time scales in terms of temperature and amounts of rainfall and snowfall.
2.2.8. Investigate how the moon appears to move through the sky during the day by observing and drawing its location at different times.
2.2.9. Investigate how the shape of the moon changes from day to day in a repeating cycle that lasts about a month.
2.3. Life Science
2.3.1. Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles-including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death.
2.3.2. Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.
2.4. Science, Engineering and Technology
2.4.1. Identify parts of the human body that can be used as tools—like hands for grasping and teeth for cutting and chewing.
2.4.2. Identify technologies developed by humans to meet human needs. Investigate the limitations of technologies and how they have improved quality of life.
IN.PS. Process Standards
PS.1. The Nature of Science: Students gain scientific knowledge by observing the natural and constructed world, performing and evaluating investigations and communicating their findings. The following principles should guide student work and be integrated into the curriculum along with the content standards on a daily basis.
PS.1.2. Conduct investigations that may happen over time as a class, in small groups, or independently.
PS.1.4. Make predictions based on observations.
PS.1.6. Make and use simple equipment and tools to gather data and extend the senses.
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