The Standards

2nd Grade

Earth's Systems

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Compare multiple solutions designed to slow or prevent wind or water from changing the shape of the land. 2-ESS2-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of solutions could include different designs of dikes and windbreaks to hold back wind and water, and different designs for using shrubs, grass, and trees to hold back the land.

Assessment Boundary: none

 

Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area. 2-ESS2-2

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include quantitative scaling in models.

 

Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid. 2-ESS2-3

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, or storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

Develop a model to represent patterns in the natural world. (2-ESS2-2)

Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Constructing explanations and designing solutions in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to the use of evidence and ideas in constructing evidence-based accounts of natural phenomenon and designing solutions.

Compare multiple solutions to a problem. (2-ESS2-1)

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information in K–2 builds on prior experiences and uses observations and texts to communicate new information.

Obtain information using various texts, text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons), and other media that will be useful in answering a scientific question. (2-ESS2-3)

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Patterns in the natural world can be observed. (2-ESS2-2), (2-ESS2-3)

Stability and Change

Things may change slowly or rapidly. (2-ESS2-1)

Connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science

Influence of Science, Engineering, and Technology on Society and the Natural World

Developing and using technology has impacts on the natural world. (2-ESS2-1)

Connections to Nature of Science

Science Addresses Questions About the Natural and Material World

Scientists study the natural and material world. (2-ESS2-1)

Common Core State Standards Connections

ELA/Literacy
  • RI.2.3 - Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text. (2-ESS2-1)
  • RI.2.9 - Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic. (2-ESS2-1)
  • SL.2.5 - Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings. (2-ESS2-2)
  • W.2.6 - With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers. (2-ESS2-3)
  • W.2.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (2-ESS2-3)
Mathematics
  • 2.MD.B.5 - Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (2-ESS2-1)
  • 2.NBT.A.3 - Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. (2-ESS2-2)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (2-ESS2-1), (2-ESS2-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (2-ESS2-1), (2-ESS2-2)
  • MP.5 - Use appropriate tools strategically. (2-ESS2-1)

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