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SCI-02.LS4.01

Life Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS4] Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

SCI-02.LS4.01 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans -There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify different kinds of living things that live in an area.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare the diversity of how plants and animals lives in different habitats. 
  • I understand that living things have different habitats on land and water.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can make observations of plants and animals in different habitats. 
  • I can make observations about the world to collect data.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • have little to no knowledge of plants and animals in different habitats.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • identify different kinds of living things that live in a habitat. 
  • understand that living things have different habitats on land and water.
  • identify different kinds of living things that live in an area.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • make observations of plants and animals in different habitats to compare diversity. 
  • compare the diversity of how plants and animals lives in different habitats. 
  • make observations of plants and animals in different habitats. 
  • make observations about the world to collect data.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Resources

Vocabulary

  • habitat 
  • diversity
  • observation 
  • compare

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

Sample Activity: Insects and Plants Foss:

  • Investigations 1 & 4: Mealworms and Silkworms 
  • Investigation 2: Brassica Seeds (habitat support) 
  • Examples: Posters and Venn diagrams to compare/contrast habitats Pictures of habitats and have students tell what goes in that habitat Brainpop videos

SCI-02.PS1

BPSS-SCI logo DCI Physical Science PS1

Matter and Its Interactions

Performance Expectations

The performance expectations in second grade help students formulate answers to questions such as:

  • How does land change and what are some things that cause it to change?
  • What are the different kinds of land and bodies of water?
  • How are materials similar and different from one another, and how do the properties of the materials relate to their use?
  • What do plants need to grow?
  • How many types of living things live in a place?”

Students are expected to develop an understanding of what plants need to grow and how plants depend on animals for seed dispersal and pollination. Students are also expected to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. An understanding of observable properties of materials is developed by students at this level through analysis and classification of different materials. Students are able to apply their understanding of the idea that wind and water can change the shape of the land to compare design solutions to slow or prevent such change. Students are able to use information and models to identify and represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area and where water is found on Earth.

Calculation Method for DCI

Disciplinary Core Ideas are larger groups of related Performance Expectations. So the Disciplinary Core Idea Grade is a calculation of all the related Performance Expectations. So click on the Performance Expectation name below each Disciplinary Core Idea to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Disciplinary Core Idea's related Performance Expectations.


SCI-02.PS1.01

Physical Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[PS1] Matter and Its Interaction

SCI-02.PS1.01 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties.

Clarification Statement: Observations could include color, texture, hardness, and flexibility. Patterns could include the similar properties that different materials share.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter -Different kinds of matter exist and many of them can be either solid or liquid, depending on temperature. Matter can be described and classified by its observable properties.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • observe and describe an object by property. 
  • (Examples of observable properties include: color, texture, harness, and flexibility.)  
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • partially participates in experiment. He or she misconceptions in knowledge or low participation in the activity.  
  • (Examples of this could include: written steps of a planned experiment, diagram of experiment, or verbal steps)
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • plan and conduct an experiment where I observe, describe, and sort things by their properties.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
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Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SCI-02.PS1.02

Physical Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[PS1] Matter and Its Interaction

SCI-02.PS1.02 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

Clarification Statement: Examples of properties could include, strength, flexibility, hardness, texture, and absorbency.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter -Different properties are suited to different purposes.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • identify if it’s a liquid or a solid. 
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • identify if it’s a liquid or solid, and some of their properties.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • identify that different properties are suited for different purposes. 
  • (I.E. Car = solid properties, and that they use metal to keep the car strong, hard, rigid, etc.)
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SCI-02.PS1.03

Physical Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[S1] Matter and Its Interaction

SCI-02.PS1.03 Make observations to construct an evidence-based account of how an object made of small set of pieces can be disassembled and made into a new object.

Clarification Statement: Examples of pieces could include blocks, building bricks, or other assorted small objects.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter -Different properties are suited to different purposes. -A great variety of objects can be built up from a small set of pieces.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • make few changes or observations.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • change the object but unable to make observations.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • change an object into something new and make observations about the changes.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

SCI-02.PS1.04

Physical Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[PS1] Matter and Its Interaction

SCI-02.PS1.04 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.

Clarification Statement: Examples of reversible changes could include materials such as water and butter at different temperatures. Examples of irreversible changes could include cooking an egg, freezing a plant leaf, and heating paper
Disciplinary Core Ideas
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions -Heating or cooling a substance may cause changes that can be observed. Sometimes these changes are reversible, and sometimes they are not.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • not understand or may have misconceptions about reversing the heating and cooling process.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
  • have partial evidence to support their argument.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • construct an argument (written or verbal) with evidence that some changes caused by heating or cooling can be reversed and some cannot.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window


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