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South Dakota Standards for Second Grade Science

SD.2.E. Earth/Space Science: Students will analyze the composition, formative processes, and history of the universe, solar system, and Earth.

2.E.1. Analyze the various structures and processes of the Earth system.

2.E.1.1. Students are able to describe types and patterns of weather during different seasons.
2.E.1.4. Students are able to recognize and distinguish between forms of water in the Earth system.

SD.2.L. Life Science: Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction with each other and the environment.

2.L.1. Understand the fundamental structures, functions, classifications, and mechanisms found in living things.

2.L.1.2. Students are able to classify people and animals according to similarities and differences.

2.L.2. Analyze various patterns and products of natural and induced biological change.

2.L.2.2. Students are able to compare life cycles of various living things.

2.L.3. Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.

2.L.3.1. Students are able to describe ways that plants and animals depend on each other.
2.L.3.3. Students are able to recognize what it means for a species to be extinct or endangered.

SD.2.N. Nature of Science: Students will explore, evaluate, and communicate personal and scientific investigations to understand the nature of science.

2.N.2. Apply the skills necessary to conduct scientific investigations.

2.N.2.1. Use scientific thinking skills of observing, communicating, classifying, and comparing.
2.N.2.3. Recognize importance of safety procedures and equipment.

SD.2.P. Physical Science: Students will use appropriate scientific models to describe and quantify the nature and interactions of matter and energy.

2.P.1. Describe structures and properties of, and changes in, matter.

2.P.1.1. Students are able to classify solids in terms of the materials they are made of and their physical properties.
2.P.1.2. Students are able to describe visually observable properties of liquids and classify liquids by their physical properties.
2.P.1.3. Students are able to identify mixtures of solid substances and ways to separate them.

2.P.2. Analyze forces, their forms, and their effects on motions.

2.P.2.1. Students are able to demonstrate how moving objects exhibit different types of motion.
2.P.2.2. Students are able to predict the effects of magnets on other magnets and other objects.

2.P.3. Analyze interactions of energy and matter.

2.P.3.1. Students are able to compare sounds in terms of high pitch, low pitch, loud and soft (volume).
2.P.3.3. Demonstrate how light can pass through some objects and not others.

SD.2.S. Science, Technology, Environment, and Society: Students will identify and evaluate the relationships and ethical implications of science upon technology, environment, and society.

2.S.1. Analyze various implications/effects of scientific advancement within the environment and society.

2.S.1.2. Recognize ways to recycle, reuse, renew, and reduce.