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Science (Grade 2)

In Grade 2, children continue the process of scientific discovery and observation of the world around them. For more information see: A Framework for Science Education:

Scientific and Engineering Practices-skills needed to do science successfully

1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
2. Developing and using models
3. Planning and carrying out investigations
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
6. Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)
7. Engaging in argument from evidence
8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

Crosscutting Concepts – knowledge connecting the sciences

1. Patterns
2. Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
3. Scale, proportion, and quantity
4. Systems and system models
5. Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation
6. Structure and function
7. Stability and change

Physical Science

Focuses on:Structure, Properties, and Interactions of Matter, Pushes and Pulls

Life Science

Focuses on: Interdependence of Organisms and their Surroundings

Earth and Space Science

Focuses on: Earths Changing Surface

Engineering and Technology- Understanding how the human-built world affects your life   

In grades K-5, the core ideas for Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science are included in the Life Science, Earth & Space Science, and Physical Science standards


Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction:
Dr. Jennifer L. Smith
Phone: 414-475-8252

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