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Skills available for New Hampshire second-grade science standards

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Science Process Skills

  • SPS1 Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills (INQ)

  • SPS2 Unifying Concepts of Science.

    • 1 Nature of Science (NOS)

      • S:SPS2:2:1.1 Recognize that information can be obtained merely by careful observation, but sometimes even more data can be collected by conducting scientific investigations.

      • S:SPS2:2:1.2 Discover that when a scientific investigation is done the way it was done before, we expect to get a very similar result.

      • S:SPS2:2:1.3 Explain that sometimes people aren't sure what will happen because they don't know all the factors that may have an effect on the outcome.

    • 2 Systems and Energy (SAE)

    • 3 Models and Scale (MAS)

      • S:SPS2:2:3.1 Describe how a model of something is different from the real thing but can be used to learn something about the real thing.

      • S:SPS2:2:3.2 Explain how one way to describe something is to say how it is like something else.

      • S:SPS2:2:3.3 Provide examples to explain that things in nature and things people make have very different sizes, weights, ages and speeds.

    • 4 Patterns of Change (POC)

      • S:SPS2:2:4.1 Discover that things change in some ways and stay the same in some ways.

      • S:SPS2:2:4.2 Understand that people can keep track of some things by seeing where they come from and where they go.

      • S:SPS2:2:4.3 Observe that things can change in different ways, such as in size, weight, color and movement.

    • 5 Form and Function (FAF)

  • SPS3 Personal, Social, and Technological Perspectives

    • 1 Collaboration in Scientific Endeavors

      • S:SPS3:2:1.1 Work with a partner to accomplish a specific task.

      • S:SPS3:2:1.2 Take turns.

      • S:SPS3:2:1.3 Ask questions of others about their work.

    • 2 Common Environmental Issues, Natural Resources Management and Conservation

      • S:SPS3:2:2.1 Use observation skills to describe the area around their homes and school.

    • 3 Science and Technology, Technological Design and Application

      • S:SPS3:2:3.1 Demonstrate that all tools have a special purpose (e.g., to measure, to help in observations, to make things or to make things better).

      • S:SPS3:2:3.2 Provide examples that highlight the importance of the planning phase of any project.

      • S:SPS3:2:3.3 Identify multiple ways to solve a design problem.

      • S:SPS3:2:3.4 Describe how most things are made up of multiple parts and explain that things may not work if some parts are missing.

      • S:SPS3:2:3.5 Provide examples of how people throughout history have used legends and stories to explain how the world works.

  • SPS4 Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy (from ICT Literacy Map for Science,

    • 1 Information and Media Literacy

      • S:SPS4:2:1.1 Have experience with a variety of media sources.

      • S:SPS4:2:1.2 Use tools.

      • S:SPS4:2:1.3 Use age-appropriate sources such as newspapers, books and websites.

    • 2 Communication Skills

      • S:SPS4:2:2.1 Communicate ideas and observations through a variety of tools and formats (e.g., oral, journal, drawing, projects, multimedia).

    • 3 Critical Thinking and Systems Thinking

    • 4 Problem Identification, Formulation, and Solution

    • 5 Creativity and Intellectual Curiosity

      • S:SPS4:2:5.1 Use computer software and various technologies as appropriate to display and communicate information and ideas.

    • 6 Interpersonal and Collaborative Skills

      • S:SPS4:2:6.1 Plan and carry out simple activities with a group.

    • 7 Self Direction

      • S:SPS4:2:7.1 Keep a visual or written journal.

    • 8 Accountability and Adaptability

      • S:SPS4:2:8.1 Take part in sharing information with another classroom or school as a group.

    • 9 Social Responsibility

      • S:SPS4:2:9.1 Collaborate, as a group, with another classroom or school.