SCI Gr K-5 Benchmarks

SCI-2nd Grade

In second grade, your child will be studying science using three FOSS Modules.

SolidLiquids ImageThe Solids and Liquids module provides experiences that heighten students’ awareness of the physical world. Matter with which we interact exists in three fundamental states: solid, liquid, and gas. In this module first and second graders have introductory experiences with two of these states of matter, solid and liquid.

Insects ImageThe Insects module provides experiences that heighten students’ awareness of the diversity of animal forms. They come to know firsthand the life sequences of a number of insects. In each investigation an insect is introduced, and students observe structures and behaviors, discuss their findings, and ask questions. Students observe life cycles of insects and compare the stages of metamorphosis exhibited by each species

airweather ImageThe Air and Weather module consists of four sequential investigations, each designed to introduce concepts in earth science. The investigations provide opportunities for young students to explore the natural world by using simple tools to observe and monitor change.


English Language Arts (ELA-Gr02) | Mathematics (MAT-Gr02) | Science (SCI-Gr02) | Social Studies (SST-Gr02)

(SCI) Science Prioritized Standards

The following Science Standards have been identified by the Bismarck Public School District as prioritized and will be on the Standards-Based Progress Report.

Standard 2: Science Inquiry

  • SCI-02.2.02 Communicate verbal, written, graphic observations to others

Standard 3: Physical Science

  • SCI-01.3.01 Identify matter that can be a liquid or solid
  • SCI-03.3.01 Identify the physical properties of solids and liquids

Standard 4: Life Science

  • SCI-02.4.01 Identify how plants and animals are alike and different
  • SCI-02.4.02 Identify various things that are found in different environments