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Skills available for South Carolina second-grade science standards

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Science and Engineering Practices

Earth Science: Weather

  • 2.E.2 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the daily and seasonal weather patterns.

Physical Science: Properties of Solids and Liquids

  • 2.P.3 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the observable properties of solids and liquids and the special properties of magnets.

    • 2.P.3A Solids and liquids are two forms of matter that have distinct observable properties. Some matter can be mixed together and then separated again. Solids and liquids can be changed from one form to another when heat is added or removed.

    • 2.P.3B Magnets are a specific type of solid that can attract and repel certain other kinds of materials, including other magnets. There are some materials that are neither attracted to nor repelled by magnets. Because of their special properties, magnets are used in various ways.

      • 2.P.3B.1 Conduct structured investigations to answer questions about how the poles of magnets attract and repel each other.

      • 2.P.3B.2 Analyze and interpret data from observations to compare the effects of magnets on various materials.

      • 2.P.3B.3 Obtain and communicate information to exemplify the uses of magnets in everyday life.

Physical Science: Exploring Pushes and Pulls

  • 2.P.4 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the effects of pushes, pulls, and friction on the motion of objects.

    • 2.P.4A An object that is not moving will only move if it is pushed or pulled. Pushes and pulls can vary in strength and direction and can affect the motion of an object. Gravity is a pull that makes objects fall to the ground. Friction is produced when two objects come in contact with each other and can be reduced if needed.

      • 2.P.4A.1 Analyze and interpret data from observations and measurements to compare the effects of different strengths and directions of pushing and pulling on the motion of an object.

      • 2.P.4A.2 Develop and use models to exemplify the effects of pushing and pulling on an object.

      • 2.P.4A.3 Construct explanations of the relationship between the motion of an object and the pull of gravity using observations and data collected.

      • 2.P.4A.4 Conduct structured investigations to answer questions about the relationship between friction and the motion of objects.

      • 2.P.4A.5 Define problems related to the effects of friction and design possible solutions to reduce the effects on the motion of an object.

Life Science: Animals and Their Environments