Science and the World We Live In

Second Grade Science

Tennessee BluePrint for Learning with Internet Links 

Elementary Science Resources

LIFE SCIENCE STANDARDS

Cell Structure and Function

 The student will investigate the structure and function of plant and animal cells.


 

Key

Reporting

Category

 

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Use magnifiers to study smaller parts of animals and identify their functions.

Magnify IT

 

D

 

Use magnifiers to observe and describe what occurs when a plant or an animal loses a specific part.

Magnify IT

Interactions Between Living Things and Their Environment

 

The student will investigate how living things interact with one another and with nonliving elements of their environment.

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Categorize objects as living or nonliving.

LivingThings

 

D

 

Determine how animals interact with the living and nonliving elements in their environment through the senses.

The Senses

 

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Determine how organisms interact with the nonliving elements of their environment.

Brain Pop Video

D

 

Recognize different types of pollutants.

nature and environment

Food Production and Energy for Life

The student will study the basic parts of plants, investigate how plants produce food, and discover that plants and animals use food to sustain life.

D

 

Compare how plants and animals satisfy their basic requirements for life.

Nasa video

LivingThings

 

Heredity and Reproduction

The student will understand the basic principles of inheritance.

I

 

Recognize that all living things come from other living things.

Living and Non Living Things

worksheet for classifying living and non living things

I

 

Match offspring with their parents.

All About Babies

Videos from San Diego Zoo

 

I

 

Recognize that as an organism grows, its appearance may change.

Frog Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

Powerpoint presentation – Butterfly Life Cycle

 

Diversity and Adaptation Among Living Things

 The student will understand that living things have characteristics that enable them to survive in their environment.

D

 

Provide specific examples of differences among animals of the same kind.

Animal Diversity Web

D

 

Classify an organism according to the environment in which it can best survive.

Game: Habitats

Habitat game

 Biological Change

 The student will understand that living things have changed over time.

I

 

Recognize that some plants and animals that formerly inhabited the earth are no longer present on earth.

Magic School Bus

Endangered Species

 

EARTH SCIENCE STANDARDS

Earth and Its Place in the Universe

The student will investigate the structure of the universe.

D

 

Recognize that there are innumerable stars in the nighttime sky that vary in brightness, color, and location.

Songs about Solar System

BBC Schools:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/living_things.shtml

Space Weather:  http://www.spaceweather.com/

 

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Recognize that the sun is the brightest object in the sky and earth’s closest star.

Songs about Solar System

D

 

Determine the approximate time of day from the position of the sun in the sky.

Earth and Moon Viewer

I

 

Recognize that the phases of the moon occur in a predictable pattern.

Magic School Bus

Brain Pop Video

 Earth Features

The student will understand that the earth has many geological features that are constantly changing.

D

 

Recognize the earth’s major geological features (e.g., mountains, oceans, and lakes).

Pictures of Landforms

Earth Resources

The student will investigate the properties, uses, and conservation of earth’s resources.

I

 

Recognize the components of soil and sand.

Earth Science Education

 

I

 

Observe the properties of sand and soil.

Earth Science Education

nasa

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Identify various methods to conserve earth resources (e.g., soil, trees, and water).

Earth Science Education

 

PHYSICAL SCIENCE STANDARDS

Forces and Motion

The student will investigate the effects of force on the movement of objects.

D

 

Recognize that objects fall unless supported

I

 

Identify materials that are attracted to magnets.

Magnet Game

D

 

Observe how changing the amount of weight affects a balanced system.

Structure and Properties of Matter

The student will investigate the characteristic properties of matter.

D

 

Identify physical properties that can be used to describe a material.

Science Clips

D

 

Describe ways in which a material can be changed.

Science Clips

Interactions of Matter 

The student will investigate the interactions of matter.

D

 

Recognize that when substances combine they may retain their individual properties (e.g., salt and pepper).

D

 

Recognize that when substances combine they may lose their individual properties (e.g., powdered drink mix with water).

 Energy

The student will investigate energy and its uses.

D

 

Compare the heating and cooling rates of land, air, and water.

 

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