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Skills available for Florida second-grade science standards

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SC.2.E Earth and Space Science

  • SC.2.E.6 Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.

    • SC.2.E.6.1 Recognize that Earth is made up of rocks. Rocks come in many sizes and shapes.

    • SC.2.E.6.2 Describe how small pieces of rock and dead plant and animal parts can be the basis of soil and explain the process by which soil is formed.

    • SC.2.E.6.3 Classify soil types based on color, texture (size of particles), the ability to retain water, and the ability to support the growth of plants.

  • SC.2.E.7 Humans continue to explore the interactions among water, air, and land. Air and water are in constant motion that results in changing conditions that can be observed over time.

SC.2.L Life Science

  • SC.2.L.14 Organization and Development of Living Organisms

    • A All plants and animals, including humans, are alike in some ways and different in others.

    • B All plants and animals, including humans, have internal parts and external structures that function to keep them alive and help them grow and reproduce.

    • C Humans can better understand the natural world through careful observation.

    • SC.2.L.14.1 Distinguish human body parts (brain, heart, lungs, stomach, muscles, and skeleton) and their basic functions.

  • SC.2.L.16 Heredity and Reproduction

  • SC.2.L.17 Interdependence

    • A Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.

    • B Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.

    • C Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

    • SC.2.L.17.1 Compare and contrast the basic needs that all living things, including humans, have for survival.

    • SC.2.L.17.2 Recognize and explain that living things are found all over Earth, but each is only able to live in habitats that meet its basic needs.

SC.2.N Nature of Science

  • SC.2.N.1 The Practice of Science

    • A Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.

    • B The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

    • C Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.

    • D Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.

    • SC.2.N.1.1 Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

    • SC.2.N.1.2 Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.

    • SC.2.N.1.3 Ask "how do you know?" in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.

    • SC.2.N.1.4 Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.

    • SC.2.N.1.5 Distinguish between empirical observation (what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste) and ideas or inferences (what you think).

    • SC.2.N.1.6 Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve problems.

SC.2.P Physical Science