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Skills available for Pennsylvania second-grade science standards

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3.1 Life Science

3.2 Physical Science

3.3 Earth and Space Science

3.4 Environmental Literacy and Sustainability

  • Agricultural and Environmental Systems and Resources

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

    • 3.4.K-2.B Examine how people from different cultures and communities, including one's own, interact and express their beliefs about nature.

  • Environmental Literacy Skills

    • 3.4.K-2.C Explain ways that places differ in their physical characteristics, their meaning, and their value and/or importance.

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

3.5 Technology and Engineering

  • Applying, Maintaining, and Assessing Technological Products and Systems

  • Impacts of Technology

    • 3.5.K-2.C Explain ways that technology helps with everyday tasks.

    • 3.5.K-2.D Select ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle resources in daily life.

    • 3.5.K-2.E Illustrate helpful and harmful effects of technology.

    • 3.5.K-2.I Compare simple technologies to evaluate their impacts.

    • 3.5.K-2.J Design new technologies that could improve their daily lives.

  • Influence of Society on Technological Development

    • 3.5.K-2.F Investigate the use of technologies in the home and community.

    • 3.5.K-2.H Explain the needs and wants of individuals and societies.

    • 3.5.K-2.L Explore how technologies are developed to meet individual and societal needs and wants.

  • Design in Technology and Engineering Education

    • 3.5.K-2.M Demonstrate essential skills of the engineering design process.

    • 3.5.K-2.O Illustrate that there are different solutions to a design and that none are perfect.

    • 3.5.K-2.P Discuss that all designs have different characteristics that can be described.

    • 3.5.K-2.Q Apply skills necessary for making in design.

    • 3.5.K-2.S Apply design concepts, principles, and processes through play and exploration.

    • 3.5.K-2.T Demonstrate that designs have requirements.

    • 3.5.K-2.U Explain that design is a response to wants and needs.

  • Integration of Knowledge, Technologies, and Practices

    • 3.5.K-2.R Draw connections between technology and human experiences.

    • 3.5.K-2.W Apply concepts and skills from technology and engineering activities that reinforce concepts and skills across multiple content areas.

  • Nature and Characteristics of Technology and Engineering

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

    • 3.5.K-2.AA Demonstrate that creating can be done by anyone.

    • 3.5.K-2.BB Compare the natural world and human-made world.

    • 3.5.K-2.CC Discuss the roles of scientists, engineers, technologists and others who work with technology.

  • Core Concepts of Technology and Engineering

  • History of Technology

    • 3.5.K-2.Y Discuss how the way people live and work has changed throughout history because of technology.