What's the Matter? Second Grade

By Cynthia Henderson

Created Fri, Aug 31, 2012 5:23 PM

Updated Sat, Jan 17, 2015 9:30 AM

Objective

Investigate physical changes in matter including tearing, melting, dissolving, and others. Identify states of matter (solid, liquid, gas).

Summary

• Everything is made of matter and can change.
• Things can be done to matter which may change their properties.
• Not all matter changes the same way.
• Changes occur and affect our surroundings.

Common Core

There are currently no common core standards defined.

Georgia

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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2P1: Students will investigate the properties of matter and changes that occur in objects.
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  • S2P1.a: Identify the three common states of matter as solid, liquid, or gas.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2P1.b: Investigate changes in objects by tearing, dissolving, melting, squeezing, etc.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS4: Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.
  • Science
  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS4.a: Identify the parts of things, such as toys or tools, and identify what things can do when put together that they could not do otherwise.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS4.b: Use a model - such as a toy or a picture - to describe a feature of the primary thing.
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  • S2CS4.c: Describe changes in the size, weight, color, or movement of things, and note which of their other qualities remain the same during a specific change.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS4.d: Compare very different sizes, weights, ages (baby/adult), and speeds (fast/slow) of both human made and natural things.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS5: Students will communicate scientific ideas and activities clearly.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS5.a: Describe and compare things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS5.b: Draw pictures (grade level appropriate) that correctly portray features of the thing being described.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS5.c: Use simple pictographs and bar graphs to communicate data.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS6: Students will be familiar with the character of scientific knowledge and how it is achieved. Students will recognize that:
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS6.a: When a science investigation is done the way it was done before, we expect to get a similar result.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS6.b: Science involves collecting data and testing hypotheses.
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  • 2nd Grade
  • S2CS6.c: Scientists often repeat experiments multiple times and subject their ideas to criticism by other scientists who may disagree with them and do further tests.
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  • S2CS6.d: All different kinds of people can be and are scientists.