Virginia Science Standards of Learning — Grade 2


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2.1a

observations and predictions are made and questions are formed;

2.1b

observations are differentiated from personal interpretation;

2.1c

observations are repeated to ensure accuracy;

2.1d

two or more characteristics or properties are used to classify items;

2.1e

length, volume, mass, and temperature are measured in metric units and standard English units using the proper tools;

2.1f

time is measured using the proper tools;

2.1g

conditions that influence a change are identified and inferences are made;

2.1h

data are collected and recorded, and bar graphs are constructed using numbered axes;

2.1i

data are analyzed, and unexpected or unusual quantitative data are recognized;

2.1j

conclusions are drawn;

2.1k

observations and data are communicated;

2.1l

simple physical models are designed and constructed to clarify explanations and show relationships; and

2.1m

current applications are used to reinforce science concepts.

2.2a

magnetism, iron, magnetic/nonmagnetic, poles, attract/repel; and

2.2b

important applications of magnetism.

2.3a

identification of distinguishing characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases;

2.3b

measurement of the mass and volume of solids and liquids; and

2.3c

changes in phases of matter with the addition or removal of energy.

2.4a

animal life cycles; and

2.4b

plant life cycles.

2.5a

living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings;

2.5b

an animals habitat includes adequate food, water, shelter or cover, and space;

2.5c

habitats change over time due to many influences; and

2.5d

fossils provide information about living systems that were on Earth years ago.

2.6a

identification of common storms and other weather phenomena;

2.6b

the uses and importance of measuring, recording, and interpreting weather data; and

2.6c

the uses and importance of tracking weather data over time.

2.7a

effects of weather and seasonal changes on the growth and behavior of living things; and

2.7b

weathering and erosion of land surfaces.

2.8a

important plant products are identified and classified;

2.8b

the availability of plant products affects the development of a geographic area;

2.8c

plants provide oxygen, homes, and food for many animals; and

2.8d

plants can help reduce erosion.