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    Matter and Its Interactions

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

Performance Expectations

  1. Analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose. 2-PS1-2

    Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

Planning Curriculum

Common Core State Standards Connections

ELA/Literacy

  • RI.2.8 - Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text. (2-PS1-2)
  • W.2.7 - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations). (2-PS1-2)
  • W.2.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question. (2-PS1-2)

Mathematics

  • 2.MD.D.10 - Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph. (2-PS1-2)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (2-PS1-2)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (2-PS1-2)
  • MP.5 - Use appropriate tools strategically. (2-PS1-2)

Model Course Mapping

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Resources & Lesson Plans

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Planning Curriculum gives connections to other areas of study for easier curriculum creation.