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Skills available for Georgia second-grade science standards

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Co-Requisite - Characteristics of Science

  • S2CS1 Students will be aware of the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.

  • S2CS2 Students will have the computation and estimation skills necessary for analyzing data and following scientific explanations.

  • S2CS3 Students will use tools and instruments for observing, measuring, and manipulating objects in scientific activities.

    • a Use ordinary hand tools and instruments to construct, measure, and look at objects.

    • b Assemble, describe, take apart, and reassemble constructions using interlocking blocks, erector sets and other things.

    • c Make something that can actually be used to perform a task, using paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, metal, or existing objects.

  • S2CS4 Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.

    • a Identify the parts of things, such as toys or tools, and identify what things can do when put together that they could not do otherwise.

    • b Use a model - such as a toy or a picture - to describe a feature of the primary thing.

    • c Describe changes in the size, weight, color, or movement of things, and note which of their other qualities remain the same during a specific change.

    • d Compare very different sizes, weights, ages (baby/adult), and speeds (fast/slow) of both human made and natural things.

  • S2CS5 Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.

  • 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.

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