Grade 2 Science (Biological Sciences:
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Grade 2 Science
What is the source of life?
-What resources do we need to survive (Water/Air/Sun)
-What resources are there- things that we get from planet Earth? (Minerals, soil)
-How are these used in the schools?
- Resources everywhere
-Introduce students to resources
-Object inc in pack (rocks, tin, cement)
-Where did they come from?
Activity: How are these resources used in the room and school around us?
VR: Classroom environment depicting different materials used in the classroom
- Water Water Everywhere
Our Major need for survival is Water!
-Where does water come from? (Indigenous Story)
VR: Water cycle?
Lore: Water Cycle story
- The water reservoir
How do we collect water for use?(Tanks/Dams)
-How is it transferred to home/school?
Activity: Water pump experiment or pipes?
VR: Water Processing?
- The last drop?
What if we use up all our water?
-Effects- Plants, animals, earth surface (drought), humans
Activity: Image compare: Now Vs. No Water
VR: Cape York Wet Season/Dry Season?
How do we use Earth's resources?
Sun, Water, Minerals
-Do we waste them?
- Save every drop!
Identify problems with the school where we can action change.
-Sprinkler on middle of day or when raining
-Lights left on
7.+ 8. It lies in your hands.
Activity: Create a presentation (paste vid, movie, song) how we can preserve or save one of our resources
Up, down, round and round
- I like to move it, move it!
-3. objects/images (Bike, Bulldozer, Curtain)
-Brainstorm how they move
Activity: Set up a game of Skittles
-Explain rules of game
-Once played (10mins), come together to discuss the movement that was caused
-When playing, add water to bottles causing it to become heavier and need more force to topple over
-Explain this in book or video
- Matchbox car ramp - marble runs
Activity: Set up in room allowing students to use
-Can they think of any other toys using push or pull
-Observe and draw how force is used
- Create a Pulley (2 hour lesson) Experiment
Activity: -Pulley system design
-Write up Procedure
-Create YouTube tutorial for more information
-What can you lift?
-Real world pulleys
5.+ 6.Adventure Playground
Activity: Design a playground with at least 5 elements of push pull in it.
-Students need to highlight forces used
VR:Show images of playground elements for inspiration
-Explain how things move
-Explain how their playground is push or pull
- Or give images of playground items (Swing, doors, pulleys, flying fox)