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Science concepts assessed in Second Grade

Science concepts assessed in 2nd grade include

(note: not all areas are assessed in a single semester)


Life Science Core Ideas

Pollination and seed dispersal; plant growth


Earth and Space Science Core Ideas

Land and water on Earth; properties of solids and liquids; models, maps, and symbols


Physical Science Core Ideas

Properties; different states of matter; melting and freezing; particles; chemical change/reaction


Engineering Design Core Ideas

Stability and change on planet Earth; erosion - wind, water, and land


Science and Engineering Practices

Asking questions (science) and defining problems (engineering); Developing and using models; Planning and carrying out investigations; Analyzing and interpreting data; Using mathematics and computational thinking; Constructing explanations (science) and designing solutions (engineering); Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information. 


Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns; Cause and effect; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and systems models; Energy and matter; Structure and function; Stability and change.

  • Curriculum
  • Grade 2