Focus Standards

    SC.2.N.1.1 (DOK 3) - Raise questions about the natural world, investigate them in teams through free exploration and systematic observations, and generate appropriate explanations based on those explorations.

    SC.2.N.1.2 (DOK 2) - Compare the observations made by different groups using the same tools.

    SC.2.N.1.3 (DOK 3) - Ask "how do you know?" in appropriate situations and attempt reasonable answers when asked the same question by others.

    SC.2.N.1.4 (DOK 3) - Explain how particular scientific investigations should yield similar conclusions when repeated.

    SC.2.N.1.5 (DOK 2) - Distinguish between empirical observation (what you see, hear, feel, smell, or taste) and ideas or inferences (what you think).

    SC.2.N.1.6 (DOK 2) - Explain how scientists alone or in groups are always investigating new ways to solve problems.

    SC.1.E.5.1: Observe and discuss that there are more stars in the sky than anyone can easily count and that they are not scattered evenly in the sky.

    SC.1.E.5.2: Explore the Law of Gravity by demonstrating that Earth’s gravity pulls any object on or near Earth toward it even though nothing is touching the object.

    SC.1.E.5.3: Investigate how magnifiers make things bigger and help people see things they could not see without them.

    SC.1.E.5.4: Identify the beneficial and harmful properties of the Sun. Focus Standards

    SC.2.E.7.1: Compare and describe changing patterns in nature that repeat themselves, such as weather conditions including temperature and precipitation, day to day and season to season.

    SC.2.E.7.2: Investigate by observing and measuring, that the Sun's energy directly and indirectly warms the water, land, and air.

    SC.2.E.7.3: Investigate, observe and describe how water left in an open container disappears (evaporates), but water in a closed container does not disappear (evaporate).

    SC.2.E.7.4:Investigate that air is all around us and that moving air is wind.

    SC.2.E.7.5: State the importance of preparing for severe weather, lightning, and other weather related events



    • What is Science

    • Lessons in Science Safety with Max Axiom


    • Nature of Science: Tools 
    •  Nature of Science: What Scientists Do?
    •  Nature of Science: Safety
    •  Nature of Science: Discovery Skills
    •  Nature of Science: Measurement
    •  SC.2.E.7.1 Patterns in Nature
    •  SC.2.E.7.2 & SC.2.E.7.3 The Sun and Water
    •  SC.2.E.7.4 Air
    • SC.2.E.7.5 SevereWeather