Posted: Mon, 06/20/2016 - 10:28am Updated: Thu, 05/28/2020 - 3:38pm

This resource for teachers has been developed to provide supporting materials to help educators successfully implement the Indiana Academic Standards for Second Grade. These resources are provided to help you in your work to ensure all students meet the rigorous learning expectations set by the Academic Standards. Use of these resources are optional; teachers should decide which resources will work best in their school for their students.

The resources, clarifying statements, and vocabulary in this document are for illustrative purposes only, to promote a base of clarity and common understanding. Each item illustrates a standard but please note that the resources, clarifying statements, and vocabulary are not intended to limit interpretation or classroom applications of the standards.

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Physical Science
2016 Indiana Academic Standards Activities, Labs, or Simulations
2.PS.1 Plan and conduct an investigation to describe and classify different kinds of materials by their observable properties. Structure and Properties of Matter
2.PS.2 Predict the result of combining solids and liquids in pairs. Mix, observe, gather, record, and discuss evidence of whether the result may have different properties than the original materials. Properties of Liquids and Solids
2.PS.3 Construct an argument with evidence that some changes caused by heating and cooling can be reversed and some cannot. BrainPop Jr. – Heat
2.PS.4 Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.  
Earth and Space Science
2016 Indiana Academic Standards Activities, Labs, and Simulations
2.ESS.1 Record detailed weather observations, including cloud cover, cloud type, and type of precipitation on a daily basis over a period of weeks and correlate observations to the time of year. Chart and graph collected data.  
2.ESS.2 Investigate the severe weather of the region and its impact on the community, looking at forecasting to prepare for, and respond to, severe weather.  
2.ESS.3 Investigate how wind or water change the shape of the land and design solutions for prevention. How Can Water Change the Shape of the Land?
2.ESS.4 Obtain information to identify where water is found on Earth and that it can be solid or liquid.  
Life Science
2016 Indiana Academic Standards Activities, Labs, or Simulations
2.LS.1 Determine patterns and behavior (adaptations) of parents and offspring which help offspring to survive.  
2.LS.2 Compare and contrast details of body plans and structures within the life cycles of plants and animals.  
2.LS.3 Classify living organisms according to variations in specific physical features (i.e. body coverings, appendages) and describe how those features may provide an advantage for survival in different environments.  
2016 Indiana Academic Standards Activities, Labs, or Simulations
K-2.E.1 Pose questions, make observations, and obtain information about a situation people want to change. Use this data to define a simple problem that can be solved through the construction of a new or improved object or tool.  
K-2.E.2 Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate and investigate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve an identified problem.  
K-2.E.3 Analyze data from the investigation of two objects constructed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of how each performs.