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Grade 2

Classroom videos, student handouts, and offline lesson plans will be made available on the days listed below. 
 
You will be able to send these videos and handouts to your students to provide them with key concepts and activities that link to the curriculum.

The offline lesson plans provide a detailed explanation of the concepts and the procedure. You can use this to help teach the lesson. These will also be made available to students without internet access.


earth and space systems
  • The Three States of Water!

    Discover water in the weather and create your own piece of weather with a simple experiment.


    MATERIALS

    • Metal cooking pot (smallest you can find)
    • A bowl of ice (enough ice to cover the bottom of the metal pot)
    • Salt
    • Spoon (wooden or metal will work)

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Water in Nature!

    Discover water in the weather and create your own piece of weather with a simple experiment.


    MATERIALS

    • One or two large cups
    • Cold water to fill cups
    • One or two colours of food colouring (optional)
    • 1 ice cube or ice cube tray
    • String (20 cm in length)
    • Salt (1 tsp)
    • Refrigerator
    • Freezer
    • Parchment paper or wax paper or plastic wrap
    • Plate or small baking pan
    • Ruler
    • Activity Sheet
    • Pencil

    HANDOUT ONE

    HANDOUT TWO

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

life systems
  • Skeletons: Inside and Out!

    In this lesson, students will explore the difference between an endoskeleton and an exoskeleton, as well as why some animals have one over the other. Students will have the chance to build their own exoskeleton.


    MATERIALS

    • Scissors
    • Scrap paper
    • Tape
    • Pen or pencil
    • String (optional)
    • White craft glue

    HANDOUT

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Camouflage and Mimicry!

    Students will gain an understanding of how animals use camouflage and mimicry as adaptations in their habitat.


    MATERIALS

    • White paper
    • Markers
    • Butterfly template
    • Scissors
    • Tape

    IMAGES

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

matter and energy
  • Solids and Liquids: How Do they Mix?

    In this lesson, students will learn about liquids and solids. They will mix up different solids and liquids to make a sugar scrub and Play-Doh and see how the properties of the materials change.


    MATERIALS

    Do They Mix?

    • Skittles or M&M’s
    • Two colourless glasses
    • Water
    • Cooking oil

    Sugar Scrub:

    • Jars with lids
    • Sugar
    • Oil (vegetable, olive, coconut, etc.)
    • Two bowls
    • Wooden spoon
    • Food colouring (optional)
    • Essential oil (optional)

    Play-Doh:

    • Flour
    • Salt
    • Water
    • Cooking oil
    • Cream of tartar or lemon juice
    • Food colouring (optional)

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Will it Float?

    In this lesson, students will learn about what objects float by testing and making hypotheses using the scientific method.


    MATERIALS

    • Basin (sink, bathtub, bucket) for water
    • Water
    • Objects from around the house
    • Scientific method printout and pencil
    • Towel (for spills)

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    SCIENTIFIC METHOD

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

structures and mechanisms
  • Simple Machines!

    Do you have simple machines around your house? Go on a hunt and try to find examples of simple machines that you and your family use every day to make life easier!


    MATERIALS

    • Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt handout
    • Pen or pencil

    HANDOUT

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Levers and Pulleys!

    Let’s learn about simple machines! In this hands-on lesson, we will explore how levers and pulleys work. We will make our own lever and pulley systems to experiment with them and see how they can be used to make work easier.


    MATERIALS

    • Tennis ball (or other light weight ball / material)
    • Small weight (rock, tennis ball, small toy, block)
    • Ruler
    • Marker
    • Masking tape
    • String
    • Rolling pin
    • Large book

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

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