The Standards

2nd Grade

Matter and Its Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of a small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object. 2-PS1-3

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

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.

Make observations (firsthand or from media) to construct an evidence-based account for natural phenomena. (2-PS1-3)

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-PS1-3)
  • W.2.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (2-PS1-3)

Model Course Mapping

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