Idaho State Standards for Science (2016) — Grade 2

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2.Goal 1.5

Understand Concepts of Form and Function

2.Goal 1.6

Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills


Make observations, record and interpret data


Measure in standard and non-standard units.


Apply the concepts of past, present, and future


Identify shape and use of objects.


Identify questions to be investigated


Analyze information and evidence


Communicate observations.


Practice cooperation and interaction skills


Follow multi-step instructions


List properties of an object


Explain how force affects the position and motion of objects.


Identify four basic needs of all living things (food, shelter, water, space)


Discuss how animals are suited to live in different habitats.


Describe the characteristics of different weather conditions.


Compare and contrast man-made and natural environments


Identify tools people have invented for everyday life and for scientific investigations

2.S.Goal 1.1

Understand Systems, Order, and Organization

2.S.Goal 1.2

Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

2.S.Goal 1.3

Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement

2.S.Goal 1.4

Understand the Theory that Evolution is a Process that Relates to the Gradual Changes in the Universe and of Equilibrium as a Physical State

2.S.Goal 1.7

Understand That Interpersonal Relationships Are Important in Scientific Endeavors

2.S.Goal 1.8

Understand Technical Communication

2.S.Goal 2.1

Understand the Structure and Function of Matter and Molecules and Their Interactions

2.S.Goal 2.2

Understand Concepts of Motion and Forces

2.S.Goal 2.3

Understand the Total Energy in the Universe is Constant

2.S.Goal 2.4

Understand the Structure of Atoms

2.S.Goal 2.5

Understand Chemical Reactions

2.S.Goal 3.1

Understand the Theory of Biological Evolution

2.S.Goal 3.2

Understand the Relationship between Matter and Energy in Living Systems

2.S.Goal 3.3

Understand the Cell is the Basis of Form and Function for All Living Things

2.S.Goal 4.1

Understand Scientific Theories of Origin and Subsequent Changes in the Universe and Earth Systems

2.S.Goal 4.2

Understand Geo-chemical Cycles and Energy in the Earth System

2.S.Goal 5.1

Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced

2.S.Goal 5.2

Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology

2.S.Goal 5.3

Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them