b Draw pictures (grade level appropriate) that correctly portray features of the thing being described.
c Use simple pictographs and bar graphs to communicate data.
S2CS6 Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will recognize that:
a When a science investigation is done the way it was done before, we expect to get a similar result.
b Science involves collecting data and testing hypotheses.
c Scientists often repeat experiments multiple times and subject their ideas to criticism by other scientists who may disagree with them and do further tests.
d All different kinds of people can be and are scientists.
S2CS7 Students will understand important features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
a Scientists use a common language with precise definitions of terms to make it easier to communicate their observations to each other.
b In doing science, it is often helpful to work as a team. All team members should reach their own individual conclusions and share their understandings with other members of the team in order to develop a consensus.
c Tools such as thermometers, rulers and balances often give more information about things than can be obtained by just observing things without help.
d Much can be learned about plants and animals by observing them closely, but care must be taken to know the needs of living things and how to provide for them. Advantage can be taken of classroom pets.
Co-Requisite - Content
S2E1 Students will understand that stars have different sizes, brightness, and patterns.
a Describe the physical attributes of stars - size, brightness, and patterns.
S2E2 Students will investigate the position of sun and moon to show patterns throughout the year.
a Investigate the position of the sun in relation to a fixed object on earth at various times of the day.
b Determine how the shadows change through the day by making a shadow stick or using a sundial.
c Relate the length of the day and night to the change in seasons (for example: Days are longer than the night in the summer.).
d Use observations and charts to record the shape of the moon for a period of time.
S2E3 Students will observe and record changes in their surroundings and infer the causes of the changes.
a Recognize effects that occur in a specific area caused by weather, plants, animals, and/or people.
b Demonstrate the effects of changes of speed on an object.
S2L1 Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.
a Determine the sequence of the life cycle of common animals in your area: a mammal such as a cat or dog or classroom pet, a bird such as a chicken, an amphibian such as a frog, and an insect such as a butterfly.