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West Virginia Standards for Second Grade Science

WV.SC.S.2.1. Nature of Science: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history and nature of science as a human endeavor encompassing the contributions of diverse cultures, scientists, and careers, demonstrate the abilities and understanding necessary to do scientific inquiry, demonstrate the ability to think and act as scientists by engaging in active inquiries and investigations, while incorporating hands-on activities.

SC.O.2.1.2. Compare the lives and discoveries of scientists of different cultures and backgrounds.

SC.O.2.1.4. Demonstrate curiosity, initiative and creativity by observing, classifying, comparing and analyzing natural objects in the environment.

SC.O.2.1.5. Manipulate scientific instruments and everyday materials to investigate the natural world (e.g., hand lens, balance, thermometer, metric ruler, magnets, weather instruments, or calculators).

SC.O.2.1.6. Measure the length and width of various objects using standard and non-standard units (e.g., metric ruler, paper clips, or counting bears).

SC.O.2.1.7. Use safe and proper techniques for handling, manipulating, and caring for science materials (e.g., follow safety rules, maintain a clean work area, or treat living organisms humanely).

SC.O.2.1.8. Design and conduct simple investigations; observe, collect and record information using a variety of classification systems; describe trends of data; and make predictions based on that data (e.g., seasonal changes and plants or temperature and weather).

WV.SC.S.2.2. Content of Science: Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology and the earth and space sciences, apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.

SC.O.2.2.1. Identify that plants and animals have different structures.

SC.O.2.2.10. Compare the effects of force on the motion of an object.

SC.O.2.2.11. Explore how sound can change in pitch and volume.

SC.O.2.2.12. Identify and examine changes in the earth's surface (e.g., weathering, or erosion).

SC.O.2.2.13. Identify the effects of wind movement.

SC.O.2.2.14. Observe and describe different types of precipitation.

SC.O.2.2.15. Describe daily and seasonal weather changes.

SC.O.2.2.16. Explain how the rotation of the Earth on its axis causes day and night.

SC.O.2.2.17. Understand that the moon has phases.

SC.O.2.2.18. Describe how fossils are formed, and match a fossil, or a picture of a fossil, to its original organism.

SC.O.2.2.2. Identify the structures of living things including their systems, and explain their functions (e.g., wings for flying, fins for swimming, or roots for support and obtaining water).

SC.O.2.2.3. Sequence pictures of events to illustrate the changes in the life cycle of plants and animals.

SC.O.2.2.4. Relate observations of the butterfly's life cycle to student's own growth and change.

SC.O.2.2.5. Compare and contrast simple models of different kinds of habitats, including a forest and a stream.

SC.O.2.2.6. Identify materials as a solid, a liquid or a gas and recognize that matter takes up space, and can change from one state to another.

SC.O.2.2.7. Demonstrate that a magnet can attract or repel objects.

WV.SC.S.2.3. Application of Science: Students will identify how the parts of a system interact, recognize and use models as representations of real things, observe that changes occur gradually, repetitively, or randomly within the environment, recognize that common objects and events incorporate science to solve human problems and enhance the quality of life, demonstrate the ability to listen to, be tolerant of, and evaluate the impact of different points of view on health, population, resources and environmental practices while working in collaborative groups.

SC.O.2.3.4. Recognize that common objects and events incorporate science (e.g., CD players, Velcro, or weather) to solve human problems and enhance the quality of life.

SC.O.2.3.6. Develop respect and responsibility for the environment by engaging in conservation practices (e.g., recycling, trash clean-up, or power consumption reduction).