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Skills available for Pennsylvania 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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Earth and Space Sciences

Life Science

Environmental Literacy and Sustainability

  • Agricultural and Environmental Systems and Resources

    • 1 Examine how people from different cultures and communities, including one's own, interact and express their beliefs about nature.

    • 2 Categorize ways people harvest, re-distribute, and use natural resources.

  • Environmental Literacy Skills

    • 1 Explain ways that places differ in their physical characteristics, their meaning, and their value and/or importance.

    • 2 Plan and carry out an investigation to address an issue in their local environment and community.

Technology and Engineering

  • Applying, Maintaining, and Assessing Technological Products and Systems

  • Core Concepts of Technology and Engineering

    • 1 Illustrate how systems have parts or components that work together to accomplish a goal.

    • 2 Safely use tools to complete tasks.

    • 3 Explain that materials are selected for use because they possess desirable properties and characteristics.

    • 4 Develop a plan in order to complete a task.

    • 5 Collaborate effectively as a member of a team.

  • Design in Technology and Engineering Education

    • 1 Apply design concepts, principles, and processes through play and exploration.

    • 2 Demonstrate that designs have requirements.

    • 3 Explain that design is a response to wants and needs.

    • 4 Discuss that all designs have different characteristics that can be described.

    • 5 Illustrate that there are different solutions to a design and that none are perfect.

    • 6 Demonstrate essential skills of the engineering design process.

    • 7 Apply skills necessary for making in design.

  • History of Technology

    • 1 Discuss how the way people live and work has changed throughout history because of technology.

  • Impacts of Technology

    • 1 Explain ways that technology helps with everyday tasks.

    • 2 Illustrate helpful and harmful effects of technology.

    • 3 Compare simple technologies to evaluate their impacts.

    • 4 Select ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle resources in daily life.

    • 5 Design new technologies that could improve their daily lives.

  • Influence of Society on Technological Development

    • 1 Explain the needs and wants of individuals and societies.

    • 2 Explore how technologies are developed to meet individual and societal needs and wants.

    • 3 Investigate the use of technologies in the home and community.

  • Integration of Knowledge, Technologies, and Practices

    • 1 Apply concepts and skills from technology and engineering activities that reinforce concepts and skills across multiple content areas.

    • 2 Draw connections between technology and human experiences.

  • Nature and Characteristics of Technology and Engineering

    • 1 Compare the natural world and human-made world.

    • 2 Explain the tools and techniques that people use to help them do things.

    • 3 Demonstrate that creating can be done by anyone.

    • 4 Discuss the roles of scientists, engineers, technologists and others who work with technology.