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The Standards

2nd Grade

Matter and Its Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. 2-PS1-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

Planning and carrying out investigations to answer questions or test solutions to problems in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to simple investigations, based on fair tests, which provide data to support explanations or design solutions.

Plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence to answer a question. (2-PS1-1)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • W.2.7 - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). (2-PS1-1)
  • W.2.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (2-PS1-1)
  • 2.MD.D.10 - Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (2-PS1-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (2-PS1-1)

Model Course Mapping

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