Louisiana Science Learning Standards — Grade 2


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1.2.SI-E-A1

Ask questions about objects and events in the environment (e.g., plants, rocks, storms)

10.2.SI-E-A6

Use a variety of appropriate formats to describe procedures and to express ideas about demonstrations or experiments (e.g., drawings, journals, reports, presentations, exhibitions, portfolios)

11.2.SI-E-A7

Identify and use appropriate safety procedures and equipment when conducting investigations (e.g., gloves, goggles, hair ties)

12.2.SI-E-B3

Recognize that a variety of tools can be used to examine objects at different degrees of magnification (e.g., hand lens, microscope)

13.2.SI-E-B6

Explain and give examples of how scientific discoveries have affected society

14.2.PS-E-A1

Classify objects as bendable or rigid

15.2.PS-E-A1

Record the temperature of objects (Celsius and Fahrenheit)

16.2.PS-E-A2

Measure weight/mass and volume of a variety of objects and materials by using a pan balance and various containers

17.2.PS-E-A2

Use standard tools to measure objects or materials (e.g., ruler, meter stick, measuring tape, pan balance, thermometer, graduated cylinder)

18.2.PS-E-A3

Observe, describe, and record the characteristics of materials that make up different objects (e.g., metal, nonmetal, plastic, rock, wood, paper)

19.2.PS-E-A5

Describe and illustrate what remains after water evaporates from a salt or sugar solution

2.2.SI-E-A1

Pose questions that can be answered by using students own observations, scientific knowledge, and testable scientific investigations

20.2.PS-E-B3

Observe and describe differences in motion between objects (e.g., toward/away, cardinal directions)

21.2.PS-E-C1

Use students own voices to demonstrate pitch (e.g., low, high)

22.2.PS-E-C1

Give examples of objects that vibrate to produce sound (e.g., drum, stringed instrument, end of a ruler, cymbal)

23.2.PS-E-C2

Change the direction of light by using a mirror and/or lens

24.2.PS-E-C2

Describe how light behaves when it strikes objects and materials (e.g., transparent, translucent, opaque)

25.2.PS-E-C4

Investigate ways of producing static electricity and describe its effects

26.2.PS-E-C7

Identify and describe sources of energy used at school, home, and play

27.2.LS-E-A1

Match the appropriate food source and habitat for a variety of animals (e.g.,cows/grass/field, fish/tadpoles/water)

28.2.LS-E-A3

Describe structures of plants (e.g., roots, leaves, stems, flowers, seeds)

29.2.LS-E-A3

Compare differences and similarities among a variety of seed plants

3.2.SI-E-A2

Use observations to design and conduct simple investigations or experiments to answer testable questions

30.2.LS-E-A4

Identify physical characteristics of organisms (e.g., worms, amphibians, plants)

31.2.LS-E-A6

Identify and discuss the arrangement of the food pyramid

32.2.LS-E-A6

Analyze selected menus to determine whether they include representatives of all the required food groups

33.2.LS-E-B1

Compare the life cycles of selected organisms (e.g., mealworm, caterpillar, tadpole)

34.2.LS-E-B3

Describe inherited characteristics of living things

35.2.LS-E-C1

Identify the components of a variety of habitats and describe how organisms in those habitats depend on each other

36.2.ESS-E-A1

Observe and record the properties of rocks, minerals, and soils gathered from their surroundings (e.g., color, texture, odor)

37.2.ESS-E-A2

Compare bodies of water found on Earth (e.g., oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, glaciers)

38.2.ESS-E-A2

Explain why most of the water on Earth cannot be used as drinking (potable) water

39.2.ESS-E-A3

Design an experiment involving evaporation

4.2.SI-E-A2

Predict and anticipate possible outcomes

40.2.ESS-E-A4

Gather, record, and graph weather data (e.g., precipitation, wind speed, wind direction, temperature) using appropriate instruments

41.2.ESS-E-A4

Analyze recorded daily temperatures and weather conditions from newspapers, television, the Internet, and home/outdoor thermometers

42.2.ESS-E-A5

Identify and use appropriate tools to gather and study rocks, minerals, and fossils

43.2.ESS-E-B1

Describe characteristics of the Sun, stars, and Earths moon (e.g., relative size, shape, color, production of light/heat)

44.2.ESS-E-B5

Give examples of how the Sun affects Earths processes (e.g., weather, water cycle)

45.2.SE-E-A2

Locate and identify plants and animals within an ecosystem

46.2.SE-E-A2

Illustrate and describe a simple food chain located within an ecosystem

47.2.SE-E-A2

Identify the Sun as the primary energy source in a food chain

48.2.SE-E-A3

Describe a variety of activities related to preserving the environment

49.2.SE-E-A4

Describe how consumption of resources can be reduced by recycling, reusing, and conserving

5.2.SI-E-A2

Use a variety of methods and materials and multiple trials to investigate ideas (observe, measure, accurately record data)

50.2.SE-E-A5

Describe ways in which habitat loss or change can occur as a result of natural events or human impact

51.2.SE-E-A5

Describe and give examples of threatened or endangered species

6.2.SI-E-A3

Use the five senses to describe observations

7.2.SI-E-A4

Measure and record length and temperature in both metric system and U.S. system units

8.2.SI-E-A4

Select and use developmentally appropriate equipment and tools (e.g., magnifying lenses, graduated cylinders) and units of measurement to observe and collect data )

9.2.SI-E-A5, SI-E-B4

Express data in a variety of ways by constructing illustrations, graphs, charts, tables, concept maps, and oral and written explanations as appropriate