Activities for Ontario Grade 2 Science Curriculum (2022)

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2.B Life Systems – Growth and Changes in Animals

B1.2 assess impacts of various human activities on animals and the places where they live, and describe practices that can minimize negative impacts
Digital Resources

• Lesson 21 – Animals in Danger!

Printable Worksheets

Animals in Danger!

Helpful or Harmful?

B2. Exploring and Understanding Concepts

B2.2 describe the locomotion of various animals
B2.3 describe the life cycle of a variety of animals, including insects, amphibians, birds, and mammals
B2.4 compare changes in the appearance and behaviour of various animals as they go through a complete life cycle
Digital Resources

• Lesson 08 – Animals Grow Up

Printable Worksheets

• Animals Grow Up

B2.5 describe adaptations, including physical and/or behavioural characteristics, that allow various animals to survive in their natural environment

2.C Matter and Energy – Properties of Liquids and Solids

C1.2 assess the impacts of changes of state of liquids and solids on humans and on environments

C2. Exploring and Understanding Concepts

Digital Resources

• Lesson 01 – Matter is Everywhere

Printable Worksheets

• Matter is Everywhere

C2.2 describe the properties of liquids and solids
Digital Resources

• Lesson 02 – Solids

• Lesson 03 – Liquids

Printable Worksheets

• Solids

• Liquids

• Can You Name It?

• Make a Liquids and Solids Board Game

C2.3 describe properties of liquid water and solid water, and identify the conditions that cause changes from one state to the other
C2.4 identify conditions in which the states of liquids and solids remain constant and conditions that can cause their states to change
Digital Resources
Printable Worksheets

• Experiment: Will It Change?

C2.5 describe some ways in which liquids and solids can be combined to make useful mixtures
Digital Resources

• Lesson 04 – Experiment: Mix It Up

Printable Worksheets

• Experiment: Mix It Up

C2.6 classify solid objects and materials in terms of their buoyancy and in terms of their ability to absorb or repel water
C2.7 explain the meaning of international symbols that give us information on the safety of substances
Digital Resources

• Lesson 12 – Stay Safe

Printable Worksheets

• Stay Safe

• Design a Safety Poster

2.D Structures and Mechanisms – Simple Machines and Movement

D1. Relating Science and Technology to Our Changing World

D1.1 assess the impact of simple machines on the daily lives of people in various communities
D1.2 assess the impact on the environment of technologies that use simple machines to facilitate movement
Digital Resources

• Lesson 17 – Machines Need Energy

Printable Worksheets

• Machines Need Energy

D2. Exploring and Understanding Concepts

D2.1 describe different ways an object can move
D2.2 identify ways in which the position of an object can be changed
D2.3 identify the six basic types of simple machines: lever, inclined plane, wedge, pulley, wheel and axle, and screw
D2.4 describe ways in which each type of simple machine is used in daily life to make tasks easier
D2.5 compare, qualitatively or quantitatively, the force required to move an object using various simple machines to the force required to move the object without using a simple machine

2.E Earth and Space Systems – Air and Water in the Environment

E1.2 assess their personal and household uses of water, and create a plan to use water responsibly
E1.3 examine the availability of fresh water and drinking water around the world, and describe the impact on communities

E2. Exploring and Understanding Concepts

E2.1 demonstrate an understanding of the key properties of air and water
E2.2 identify sources of water in the natural and built environments
Digital Resources

• Lesson 25 – Where Is the Water?

Printable Worksheets

• Where Is the Water?

E2.3 describe the stages of the water cycle, including evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection
E2.4 identify the three states of water in the environment, and describe how temperature changes affect the state of water within the water cycle
E2.5 describe ways in which living things, including humans, depend on air and water