Indiana Learning Standards - Science — Grade 2

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Observe, describe and measure ways in which the properties of a sample of water (including volume) change or stay the same as the water is heated and cooled and then transformed into different states.


Predict the result of combining solids and liquids in pairs. Mix; observe, gather, record and discuss evidence of whether the result may have different properties than the original materials.


Predict and experiment with methods (e.g. sieving, evaporation) to separate solids and liquids based on their physical properties.


Observe, sketch, demonstrate and compare how objects can move in different ways (e.g., straight, zig-zag, back-and-forth, rolling, fast and slow).


Describe the position or motion of an object relative to a point of reference (e.g., background, another object).


Observe, demonstrate, sketch and compare how applied force (i.e., push or pull) changes the motion of objects.


Investigate the motion of objects when they are acted upon at a distance by forces like gravity and magnetism.


Construct and use tools to observe and measure weather phenomena like precipitation, changes in temperature, wind speed and direction.


Experience and describe wind as the motion of the air.


Chart or graph weather observations such as cloud cover, cloud type and type of precipitation on a daily basis over a period of weeks.


Ask questions about charted observations and graphed data. Identify the day-to-day patterns and cycles of weather. Understand seasonal time scales in terms of temperature and amounts of rainfall and snowfall.


Ask questions and design class investigations on the effect of the sun heating the surface of the earth.


Learn about, report on and practice severe weather safety procedures.


Investigate how the sun appears to move through the sky during the day by observing and drawing the length and direction of shadows.


Investigate how the moon appears to move through the sky during the day by observing and drawing its location at different times.


Investigate how the shape of the moon changes from day to day in a repeating cycle that lasts about a month.


Observe closely over a period of time and then record in pictures and words the changes in plants and animals throughout their life cycles-including details of their body plan, structure and timing of growth, reproduction and death.


Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.


Identify parts of the human body that can be used as toolslike hands for grasping and teeth for cutting and chewing.


Identify technologies developed by humans to meet human needs. Investigate the limitations of technologies and how they have improved quality of life.


Identify a need and design a simple tool to meet that need.