Illinois Science Standards — Grade 2


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11.A.1a.

Describe an observed event.

11.A.1b.

Develop questions on scientific topics.

11.A.1c.

Collect data for investigations using measuring instruments and technologies.

11.A.1d.

Record and store data using available technologies.

11.A.1e.

Arrange data into logical patterns and describe the patterns.

11.A.1f.

Compare observations of individual and group results.

11.B.1a.

Given a simple design problem, formulate possible solutions.

11.B.1b.

Design a device that will be useful in solving the problem.

11.B.1c.

Build the device using the materials and tools provided.

11.B.1d.

Test the device and record results using given instruments, techniques and measurement methods.

11.B.1e.

Report the design of the device, the test process and the results in solving a given problem.

12.A.1a.

Identify and describe the component parts of living things (e.g., birds have feathers; people have bones, blood, hair, skin) and their major functions.

12.A.1b.

Categorize living organisms using a variety of observable features (e.g., size, color, shape, backbone).

12.B.1a.

Describe and compare characteristics of living things in relationship to their environments.

12.B.1b.

Describe how living things depend on one another for survival.

12.C.1a.

Identify and compare sources of energy (e.g., batteries, the sun).

12.C.1b.

Compare large-scale physical properties of matter (e.g., size, shape, color, texture, odor).

12.D.1a.

Identify examples of motion (e.g., moving in a straight line, vibrating, rotating).

12.D.1b.

Identify observable forces in nature (e.g., pushes, pulls, gravity, magnetism).

12.E.1a.

Identify components and describe diverse features of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems.

12.E.1b.

Identify and describe patterns of weather and seasonal change.

12.E.1c.

Identify renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.

12.F.1a.

Identify and describe characteristics of the sun, Earth and moon as familiar objects in the solar system.

12.F.1b.

Identify daily, seasonal and annual patterns related to the Earth's rotation and revolution.

13.A.1a.

Use basic safety practices (e.g., not tasting materials without permission, stop/drop/roll).

13.A.1b.

Explain why similar results are expected when procedures are done the same way.

13.A.1c.

Explain how knowledge can be gained by careful observation.

13.B.1a.

Explain the uses of common scientific instruments (e.g., ruler, thermometer, balance, probe, computer).

13.B.1b.

Explain how using measuring tools improves the accuracy of estimates.

13.B.1c.

Describe contributions men and women have made to science and technology.

13.B.1d.

Identify and describe ways that science and technology affect people's everyday lives (e.g., transportation, medicine, agriculture, sanitation, communication occupations).

13.B.1e.

Demonstrate ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials.