The Standards

2nd Grade

Earth's Systems

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



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.

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)

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS2.BPlate Tectonics and Large-Scale System Interactions

Maps show where things are located. One can map the shapes and kinds of land and water in any area. (2-ESS2-2)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • 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)
  • 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-ESS2-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (2-ESS2-2)

Model Course Mapping

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