North Carolina State Science Standards — Grade 2

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Summarize how energy from the sun serves as a source of light that warms the land, air and water.


Summarize weather conditions using qualitative and quantitative measures to describe: Temperature Wind direction Wind speed Precipitation


Compare weather patterns that occur over time and relate observable patterns to time of day and time of year


Recognize the tools that scientists use for observing, recording, and predicting weather changes from day to day and during the seasons.


Summarize the life cycle of animals: Birth Developing into an adult Reproducing Aging and death


Compare life cycles of different animals such as, but not limited to, mealworms, ladybugs, crickets, guppies or frogs.


Identify ways in which many plants and animals closely resemble their parents in observed appearance and ways they are different.


Recognize that there is variation among individuals that are related.


Illustrate how sound is produced by vibrating objects and columns of air.


Summarize the relationship between sound and objects of the body that vibrate eardrum and vocal cords.


Give examples of matter that change from a solid to a liquid and from a liquid to a solid by heating and cooling


Compare the amount (volume and weight) of water in a container before and after freezing


Compare what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container.