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Skills available for North Dakota second-grade science standards

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1 Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.

  • Models

  • Systems

    • 2.1.2 Identify some things that may not work if some of their parts are missing, broken, or assembled incorrectly (e.g., batteries are necessary for some toys to operate, wheels are necessary for a car to function)

  • Constancy and Change

    • 2.1.3 Identify changes that are slow (e.g., human development) or fast (e.g., plant growth)

2 Students use the process of science inquiry.

  • Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry

    • 2.2.1 Ask questions and seek answers about the world (e.g., Why do we have seasons?)

    • 2.2.2 Communicate (e.g., verbal, written, graphic) observations to others

3 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

4 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.

5 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.

6 Students understand relations between science and technology.

  • Forms of Technology

    • 2.6.1 Identify tools (e.g., ruler, hand lens, thermometer, balance) that are used to observe, measure, and investigate things they could not otherwise see, measure and do

    • 2.6.2 Explain how models (e.g., plastic animal figures, skeletal models) can be used to understand science

7 Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.

  • Science and Personal Health

    • 2.7.1 Identify personal choices (e.g., personal hygiene, nutrition, fitness, safety) that contribute to individual wellness

    • 2.7.2 Describe some things (e.g., UV Rays, second-hand smoke, pollution) from our environment that are harmful to people

8 Students understand the history and nature of science.

  • People in Science

    • 2.8.1 Identify ways scientists work together to solve problems (e.g., share results, teamwork, investigate)