• SECOND GRADE

    SCIENCE STANDARDS

    The Second Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for science engage students in raising questions and seeking answers about the world around them by making observations and exploring phenomena. At the appropriate times, students will ask, “How do you know?” and will attempt to answer the question. They will use whole numbers as well as basic fractions (such as one-half and one-fourth) to identify and analyze scientific data. Second graders will find sums and differences of single digit numbers and then justify the answer. They will give rough estimates to problems and estimate lengths, weights, and time intervals. They will explain to others how to solve numerical problems related to a science activity.

    The Second Grade Georgia Standards of Excellence for science engage students in raising questions and seeking answers about the world around them by making observations and exploring phenomena. At the appropriate times, students will ask, “How do you know?” and will attempt to answer the question. They will use whole numbers as well as basic fractions (such as one-half and one-fourth) to identify and analyze scientific data. Second graders will find sums and differences of single digit numbers and then justify the answer. They will give rough estimates to problems and estimate lengths, weights, and time intervals. They will explain to others how to solve numerical problems related to a science activity.

    Earth and Space Science

    • S2E1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about stars having different sizes and brightness.
    • S2E2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to develop an understanding of the patterns of the sun and the moon and the sun’s effect on Earth.
    • S2E3. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about how weather, plants, animals, and humans cause changes to the environment.

    Physical Science

    • S2P1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
    • S2P2. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain the effect of a force (a push or a pull) in the movement of an object (changes in speed and direction).

    Life Science

    • S2L1. Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the life cycles of different living organisms