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Skills available for Mississippi second-grade science standards

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1 Develop abilities necessary to conduct scientific investigations.

  • a Formulate questions about objects and organisms and predict outcomes in order to conduct a simple investigation.

  • b Compare, sort, and group objects according to two or more attributes.

  • c Use simple tools (e.g., rulers, thermometers, scales, hand lenses, microscopes, calculators, balances, clocks) to gather information.

    • Length, to the nearest inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and meter

    • Capacity, to the nearest ounce, cup, pint, quart, gallon, and liter

    • Weight, to the nearest ounce, pound, gram, and kilogram

    • Time, to the nearest hour, half-hour, quarter-hour, and five-minute intervals (using digital and analog clocks)

  • d Collect and display technological products (e.g., zipper, coat hook, ceiling fan pull chain, can opener, bridge, apple peeler, wheel barrow, nut cracker, etc.) to determine their function.

  • e Create line graphs, bar graphs, and pictographs to communicate data.

  • f Infer that science investigations generally work the same way in different places.

2 Apply an understanding of properties of objects and materials, position and motion of objects, and properties of magnetism.

3 Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics, structures, life cycles, and environments of organisms.

4 Develop an understanding of the properties of Earth materials, objects in the sky, and changes in Earth and sky.