Second Grade

Applicable Content Standards and Relevant Exhibits

Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills
2. 2. Students demonstrate map skills by describing the absolute and relative locations of people, places, and environments. (Total Museum Experience)

Health Education
Mental, Emotional and Social Health:
1.1. M Describe a variety of emotions. (Little Oaks Theatre)

Language Arts

Reading Comprehension:
2.3. Use knowledge of the author's purpose(s) to comprehend informational text. (Total Museum Experience)
2.4. Ask clarifying questions about essential textual elements of exposition (e.g., why, what if, how). (Total Museum Experience)
2.5. Restate facts and details in the text to clarify and organize ideas. (Total Museum Experience)
2.7. Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs. (Total Museum Experience)
2.8. Follow two-step written instructions. (Total Museum Experience)

1.7. Recount experiences in a logical sequence. (Total Museum Experience)

Number Sense:
5.1. Students model and solve problems by representing, adding, and subtracting amounts of money; solve problems using combinations of coins and bills. (Good Sense Bank)
5.2. Know and use the decimal notation and the dollar and cent symbols for money. (Good Sense Bank))

Visual and Performing Arts
Theatre/Creative Expression:
2.3. Use improvisation to portray such concepts as friendship, hunger, or seasons. (Little Oaks Theatre)

Physical Sciences:
The motion of objects can be observed and measured:

1. A. Students know the position of an object can be described by locating it in relation to another object or to the background. (Harmonograph, Gravity Wall, Bernoulli Blower, Pin Screen)
1. B. Students know an object's motion can be described by recording the change in position of the object over time. (Harmonograph)
1. C. Students know the way to change how something is moving is by giving it a push or a pull. The size of the change is related to the strength, or the amount of force, of the push or pull. (Harmonograph, Bernoulli Blower, Pulley Wall, Gear Wall)
1. D. Students know tools and machines are used to apply pushes and pulls (forces) to make things move. (Harmonograph, Bernoulli Blower, Pulley Wall, Gear Wall)
1. E. Students know objects fall to the ground unless something holds them up. (Gravity Wall, Bernoulli Blower)
1. F. Students know magnets can be used to make some objects move without being touched. (Magnetic Area)
1. G. Students know sound is made by vibrating objects and can be described by its pitch and volume. (Oscilloscope)

Life Sciences:
Plants and animals have predictable life cycles:

2. B. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know the sequential stages of life cycles are different for different animals, such as butterflies, frogs, and mice. (Nature Area)

Earth Sciences:
3. A. Students know how to compare the physical properties of different kinds of rocks and know that rock is composed of different combinations of minerals. (Gem and Mineral Area, Florescent Wonders)
3. B. Students know smaller rocks come from the breakage and weathering of larger rocks. (Gem and Mineral Area)
3. C. Students know that soil is made partly from weathered rock and partly from organic materials and that soils differ in their color, texture, capacity to retain water, and ability to support the growth of many kinds of plants. (Gem and Mineral Area)
3. D. Students know that fossils provide evidence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and that scientists learn about the past history of Earth by studying fossils. (Gem and Mineral Area, Camping at the Dig)


4. F. Use magnifiers or microscopes to observe and draw descriptions of small object or small features of objects. (Naturescope, Wentz Scope)

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