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Kansas Standards for Second Grade Science

KS.1. Science as Inquiry: The student will experience science as full inquiry. In the elementary grades, students begin to develop the physical and intellectual abilities of scientific inquiry.

1.1. The student will be involved in activities that develop skills necessary to conduct scientific inquiries.

1.1.1. The student identifies properties of objects.
1.1.2. The student classifies and arranges groups of objects by a variety of properties, one property at a time.
1.1.3. The student uses appropriate materials, tools, and safety procedures to collect information.

KS.2. Physical Science: The student will explore the world by observing and manipulating common objects and materials in their environment.

2.1. All students will develop skills to describe objects.

2.1.3. The student compares the properties of solids and liquids.

KS.3. Life Science: The student will begin to develop an understanding of biological concepts.

3.1. The student will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things.

3.1.1. The student discusses that organisms live only in environments in which their needs can be met.
3.1.2. The student observes life cycles of different living things.
3.1.4. The student examines the structures/parts of living things.

KS.4. Earth and Space Science: The student will observe closely the objects and materials in their environment.

4.1. The student will describe properties of earth materials.

4.1.1. The student observes, compares, and sorts earth materials.

4.2. The student will observe and compare objects in the sky.

4.2.1. The student observes and recognizes the sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, airplanes, and other objects in the sky.

4.3. The student will describe changes in weather.

4.3.1. The student observes changes in the weather from day to day.
4.3.2. The student records weather changes daily.

KS.5. Science and Technology: The student will have a variety of educational experiences that involve science and technology.

5.1. The student will use technology to learn about the world around them.

5.1.2. The student experiences science through technology.

KS.7. History and Nature of Science: The student will experience scientific inquiry and learn about people from history.

7.1. The student will know they practice science.

7.1.1. The student is involved in explorations that make his/her mind wonder and know that he/she is practicing science.