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Skills available for Minnesota second-grade science standards

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1 Exploring phenomena or engineering problems

  • 1.1 Asking questions and defining problems

  • 1.2 Planning and carrying out investigations

    • 1.2.1 Students will be able to design and conduct investigations in the classroom, laboratory, and/or field to test students' ideas and questions, and will organize and collect data to provide evidence to support claims the students make about phenomena.

      • 2P. Plan and conduct an investigation to describe how heating and cooling affects different kinds of materials based upon their observable properties.

2 Looking at data and empirical evidence to understand phenomena or solve problems

3 Developing possible explanations of phenomena or designing solutions to engineering problems

4 Communicating reasons, arguments and ideas to others

  • 4.1 Engaging in Arguing from evidence

    • 4.1.1 Students will be able to engage in argument from evidence for the explanations the students construct, defend and revise their interpretations when presented with new evidence, critically evaluate the scientific arguments of others, and present counter arguments.

      • 2L. Construct an argument with evidence that evaluates how in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

  • 4.2 Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information