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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Science - Grade 2

 

Oceans and Beaches

 

The learner will be able to define the terms: beaches, low tide, and high tide.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name three kinds of beaches (rock, sand, and shell).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how beaches are formed.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how ocean water is salty.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain what causes waves.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast plant and animal life in cold and warm ocean water.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe ocean plants.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe ocean animals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the ocean food chain.

 

  

 

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Reptiles, Amphibians, and Dinosaurs

 

The learner will be able to identify three characteristics of each: reptiles, amphibians, and dinosaurs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define the following terms: dinosaur, amphibian, fossils, paleontology, and herpetology.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to show an understanding of the life cycle of a frog using pictures and/ or charts.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify two reasons scientists believe the dinosaurs became extinct.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list ways scientists have learned about dinosaurs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast warm-blooded animals with cold-blooded animals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name two reptiles and two amphibians.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list the differences between frogs and toads.

 

  

 

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Structures

 

The learner will be able to identify two and three dimensional shapes.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the importance of a building's foundation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast man-made structures with structures found in nature.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to contrast a variety of structures using a variety of materials.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to examine and diagram different structures by the shapes, strength and stability.

 

  

 

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Weather

 

The learner will be able to identify ways our daily lives are affected by the elements of weather, with regard to sun, temperature, water and air.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read a thermometer in both Celsius and Fahrenheit.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how the earth's revolution around the sun causes the seasons.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define the composition of air.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define the following terms: air pressure, wind, humidity, evaporation, condensation, fog.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify various types of storms such as tornadoes, hurricanes, thunder and lightning.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain that water exists in three states--solid, liquid, and gas.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify different forms of precipitation--rain, sleet, hail, and snow.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain, with the use of a picture, how a water cycle works.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define the composition of clouds.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name three main cloud types--stratus, cumulus, and cirrus.

 

  

 

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