The NGSS in Massachusetts

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Skills available for Massachusetts second-grade science standards

Standards are in black and IXL science skills are in dark green. Hold your mouse over the name of a skill to view a sample question. Click on the name of a skill to practice that skill.

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2-ESS Earth and Space Sciences

  • 2-ESS1 Earth's Place in the Universe

  • 2-ESS2 Earth's Systems

    • 2-ESS2-1 Investigate and compare the effectiveness of multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land.

    • 2-ESS2-2 Map the shapes and types of landforms and bodies of water in an area.

    • 2-ESS2-3 Use examples obtained from informational sources to explain that water is found in the ocean, rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, and may be solid or liquid.

    • 2-ESS2-4(MA) Observe how blowing wind and flowing water can move Earth materials from one place to another and change the shape of a landform.

2-LS Life Science

2-PS Physical Science