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Wisconsin Standards for Second Grade Science

WI.C. Science Inquiry: Students in Wisconsin will investigate questions using scientific methods and tools, revise their personal understanding to accommodate knowledge, and communicate these understandings to others.

C.4.2. Use the science content being learned to ask questions, plan investigations, make observations, make predictions, and offer explanations.

C.4.4. Use simple science equipment safely and effectively, including rulers, balances, graduated cylinders, hand lenses, thermometers, and computers, to collect data relevant to questions and investigations.

C.4.5. Use data they have collected to develop explanations and answer questions generated by investigations.

C.4.6. Communicate the results of their investigations in ways their audiences will understand by using charts, graphs, drawings, written descriptions, and various other means, to display their answers.

WI.D. Physical Science: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical properties of matter, the forms and properties of energy, and the ways in which matter and energy interact.

D.4.1. Properties of Earth Materials: Understand that objects are made of more than one substance, by observing, describing and measuring the properties of earth materials, including properties of size, weight, shape, color, temperature, and the ability to react with other substances.

D.4.3. Properties of Earth Materials: Understand that substances can exist in different states-solid, liquid, gas.

D.4.6. Position and Motion of Objects: Observe and describe physical events in objects at rest or in motion.

D.4.7. Position and Motion of Objects: Observe and describe physical events involving objects and develop record-keeping systems to follow these events by measuring and describing changes in their properties, including: position relative to another object, motion over time, and position due to forces.

D.4.8. Light, Heat, Electricity, and Magnetism: Ask questions and make observations to discover the differences between substances that can be touched (matter) and substances that cannot be touched (forms of energy, light, heat, electricity, sound, and magnetism).

WI.E. Earth and Space Science: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and systems of earth and other bodies in the universe and of their interactions.

E.4.1. Properties of Earth Materials: Investigate that earth materials are composed of rocks and soils and correctly use the vocabulary for rocks, minerals, and soils during these investigations.

E.4.2. Properties of Earth Materials: Show that earth materials have different physical and chemical properties, including the properties of soils found in Wisconsin.

E.4.3. Properties of Earth Materials: Develop descriptions of the land and water masses of the earth and of Wisconsin's rocks and minerals, using the common vocabulary of earth and space science.

E.4.4. Objects in the Sky: Identify celestial objects (stars, sun, moon, planets) in the sky, noting changes in patterns of those objects over time.

E.4.5. Changes in The Earth and Sky: Describe the weather commonly found in Wisconsin in terms of clouds, temperature, humidity, and forms of precipitation, and the changes that occur over time, including seasonal changes.

E.4.6. Changes in The Earth and Sky: Using the science themes, find patterns and cycles in Changes in The Earth and Sky: the earth's daily, yearly, and long-term changes.

E.4.7. Changes in The Earth and Sky: Using the science themes, describe resources used in the home, community, and nation as a whole.

E.4.8. Changes in The Earth and Sky: Illustrate human resources use in mining, forestry, farming, and manufacturing in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the world.

WI.F. Life and Environmental Science: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics and structures of living things, the processes of life, and how living things interact with one another and their environment.

F.4.1. The Characteristics of Organisms: Discover how each organism meets its basic needs for water, nutrients, protection, and energy in order to survive.

F.4.2. The Characteristics of Organisms: Investigate how organisms, especially plants, respond to both internal cues (the need for water) and external cues (changes in the environment).

F.4.3. Life Cycles of Organisms: Illustrate the different ways that organisms grow through life stages and survive to produce new members of their type.

F.4.4. Organisms and Their Environment: Using the science themes, develop explanations for the connections among living and non-living things in various environments.

WI.G. Science Applications: Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between science and technology and the ways in which that relationship influences human activities.

G.4.1. Identify the technology used by someone employed in a job or position in Wisconsin and explain how the technology helps.

G.4.2. Discover what changes in technology have occurred in a career chosen by a parent, grandparent, or an adult friend over a long period of time.

G.4.3. Determine what science discoveries have led to changes in technologies that are being used in the workplace by someone employed locally.

WI.H. Science Applications: Students in Wisconsin will use scientific information and skills to make decisions about themselves, Wisconsin, and the world in which they live.

H.4.4. Develop a list of issues that citizens must make decisions about and describe a strategy for becoming informed about the science behind these issues.