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Nebraska Standards for Second Grade Science

NE.SC 1: INQUIRY, THE NATURE OF SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY: Students will combine scientific processes and knowledge with scientific reasoning and critical thinking to ask questions about phenomena and propose explanations based on gathered evidence.

1.1. Abilities to do Scientific Inquiry

2.1.1. Students will ask questions and conduct investigations that lead to observations and communication of findings.
Mathematics
2.1.1.g. Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry
Scientific Investigations
2.1.1.b. Conduct simple investigations
Scientific Tools
2.1.1.c. Select and use simple tools appropriately

NE.SC 2: PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Physical Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

2.1. Matter

2.2.1. Students will observe and describe properties of objects and their behavior.
Properties and Structure of Matter
2.2.1.a. Observe physical properties of objects (freezing and melting, sinking and floating, color, size, texture, shape, weight)
States of Matter
2.2.1.d. Identify solids and liquids and recognize that liquids take the shape of their container

2.2. Force and Motion

2.2.2. Students will compare relative position and motion of objects.
Motion
2.2.2.b. Describe how objects move in many different ways (straight, zigzag, round and round, back and forth, and fast and slow)

NE.SC 3: LIFE SCIENCE: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of the Life Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

3.1. Structure and Function of Living Systems

2.3.1. Students will investigate the characteristics of living things.
Characteristics of Life
2.3.1.a. Differentiate between living and nonliving things
Characteristics of Living Organisms
2.3.1.b. Identify the basic needs of living things (food, water, air, space, shelter)2.3.1.d. Observe and match plants and animals to their distinct habitats

3.2. Heredity

2.3.2. Students will recognize changes in living things.
Reproduction
2.3.2.b. Describe how living things change as they grow

NE.SC 4: EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCES: Students will integrate and communicate the information, concepts, principles, processes, theories, and models of Earth and Space Sciences to make connections with the natural and engineered world.

4.1. Earth in Space

2.4.1. Students will observe and identify objects of the sky.
Motion of Objects in the Solar System
2.4.1.b. Identify objects that appear to move in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, stars)
Objects in the Sky and Universe
2.4.1.a. Identify objects in the sky (the Sun, the Moon, the stars) and when they are observable

4.2. Earth Structures and Processes

2.4.2. Students will observe, identify, and describe characteristics of Earth’s materials.
Properties of Earth Materials
2.4.2.a. Describe Earth materials (sand, soil, rocks, water)
Use of Earth Materials
2.4.2.b. Recognize ways in which individuals and families can conserve Earth’s resources by reducing, reusing, and recycling

4.3. Energy in Earth’s Systems

2.4.3. Students will observe simple patterns of change on Earth.
Weather and Climate
2.4.3.b. Observe and describe simple daily changes in weather2.4.3.c. Describe simple seasonal weather indicators and how they impact student choices (activities, clothing)