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VA.2. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning


2.7. The student will investigate and understand that weather and seasonal changes affect plants, animals, and their surroundings. Key concepts include
2.7.b) Weathering and erosion of land surfaces.


2.8. The student will investigate and understand that plants produce oxygen and food, are a source of useful products, and provide benefits in nature. Key concepts include
2.8.a) Important plant products are identified and classified.
2.8.b) The availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area.
2.8.c) Plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals.


2.2. The student will investigate and understand that natural and artificial magnets have certain characteristics and attract specific types of metals. Key concepts include
2.2.a) Magnetism, iron, magnetic/nonmagnetic, poles, attract/repel.
2.2.b) Important applications of magnetism.


2.6. The student will investigate and understand basic types, changes, and patterns of weather. Key concepts include
2.6.a) Identification of common storms and other weather phenomena.
2.6.b) The uses and importance of measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data.
2.6.c) The uses and importance of tracking weather data over time.


2.4. The student will investigate and understand that plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes as they mature and grow. Key concepts include
2.4.a) Animal life cycles.
2.4.b) Plant life cycles.


2.5. The student will investigate and understand that living things are part of a system. Key concepts include
2.5.a) Living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings.
2.5.b) An animal's habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter or cover, and space.
2.5.c) Habitats change over time due to many influences.
2.5.d) Fossils provide information about living systems that were on Earth years ago.


2.3. The student will investigate and understand basic properties of solids, liquids, and gases. Key concepts include
2.3.a) Identification of distinguishing characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases.


2.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
2.1.a) Observations and predictions are made and questions are formed.
2.1.d) Two or more characteristics or properties are used to classify items.
2.1.e) Length, volume, mass, and temperature are measured in metric units and standard English units using the proper tools.
2.1.h) Data are collected and recorded, and bar graphs are constructed using numbered axes.
2.1.i) Data are analyzed, and unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized.
2.1.k) Observations and data are communicated.