Alberta Grade 2 Science - Full Year Bundle - NEW 2023 CURRICULUM

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Grade 2 – Alberta Science Curriculum – This resource covers all outcomes in the NEW 2023 Alberta Science Curriculum.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM VERSION - PDF INCLUDED! This gives you the ability to print worksheets as well as distribute a digital copy of the resource to your students on Google Classroom.

Check out each of the strands below to learn more about the resources included in this bundle.

Matter: Materials and Objects

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What are materials?
  • Natural and human-made materials
  • Describe materials using your senses
  • What are objects?
  • Common objects and the materials used to make them
  • How many different materials are used to make an object
  • Properties of common materials – waterproof, buoyant, reflective, transparent
  • Experiment – will it sink or float?
  • Research – things that float
  • Life preservers – made from floating materials
  • Waterproof materials
  • Experiment – is the material absorbent or does it repel water?
  • Experiment – catching bubbles
  • Stretchy materials
  • Experiment – Can you stick a wooden dowel through a balloon?
  • Experiment – is the object transparent?
  • Activity – does the material or object reflect light?
  • Measuring the properties of materials: length and weight using non-standard units
  • How the same materials are used for different purposes
  • The purpose of objects – their function and the materials used to make them
  • Testing different objects for different purposes
  • Activity – creating something useful out of clay
  • Experiment – cleaning up 3 different messes using three different tools
  • Joining materials – nails, screws, glue, zippers, buttons, etc.
  • Activity – using joining materials to make an object
  • Activity – designing and building a pencil holder
  • Coding – making objects using coding instructions
  • Professionals using materials – carpenters, engineers, designers, knowledge keepers
  • How the Indigenous use natural materials – no waste, take what they need, seasonal materials
  • Dene Birchbark Baskets
  • Red River Carts
  • Activity – making a canoe
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

Energy (Light and Sound)

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • What is energy?
  • Activity - light or sound energy?
  • Activity – guess the sound
  • Artificial versus natural sounds
  • Making sounds – vibrations
  • The journey of sound – vibrations, transfer, reflect, absorb
  • Experiment – light maze
  • Sound reflecting materials
  • Experiment – creating a soundproof room/box
  • Pitch, duration, and volume
  • Activity – reading sentences in different pitches, volumes, and durations
  • Experiment – testing the pitch with glasses of water
  • Sound moves through matter – liquids, solids, and gases
  • Experiment – how well does sound move through air, water, and solids
  • Sound recording devices
  • Musical instruments – how the shape, texture, and size of objects affects sound
  • Activity – guess the musical instrument
  • Light energy
  • Natural versus artificial light
  • Biggest source of light – The Sun
  • Plants need the sun/light
  • Experiment – effects of the sun on objects with and without sunscreen
  • Light emitter or light reflector
  • Coding – human made and natural light
  • Light – colour and brightness
  • Light moves through objects – transparency
  • Shadows – light being blocked by objects
  • Experiment – understanding shadows
  • Activities – matching shadows with objects
  • Light bending – refraction
  • Experiment – model of light bending
  • Light splitting into colours – dispersion
  • Experiment – demonstrating light dispersion (splitting)
  • Coding – automatic streetlights
  • Writing code – lights in your room
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

Earth Systems (Landforms)

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • The Earth - land, water, air, living things
  • Life on Earth
  • Looking for life on other planets
  • The Mars Rover
  • Coding assignment – driving the Mars Rover
  • STEM Assignment – making a rover
  • What are landforms?
  • Mountains – activities
  • Activity - making a model mountain
  • The Rocky Mountains
  • Landform – hills (hills in Alberta and Parliament Hill)
  • Landform – plateaus
  • Activity – making a plateau
  • Landform – valleys
  • Experiment – making a valley
  • Landform – plains in Alberta
  • Volcanoes
  • Experiment – making a volcano
  • Bodies of water – freshwater vs saltwater
  • Landforms – glaciers
  • Wetlands in Alberta
  • Activity – making a model wetland (swamp or marsh)
  • Rivers in Alberta
  • Lakes in Alberta
  • Water’s Journey Downhill
  • Dinosaur Provincial Park
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Earths rotation and revolution – 24 hour day/365 day year
  • Day versus night
  • Experiment – demonstrating the rotating Earth
  • Cycles in our day and year
  • Unit test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

Living Systems - Growth of Plants and Animals

Some of the concepts that are covered:

  • Metamorphic life cycles
  • Non-metamorphic life cycles
  • Amphibians
  • Frog life cycle
  • Mammals
  • Dog life cycle
  • Growth of humans – human life cycle
  • Reptiles
  • Snake life cycle
  • Fish life cycle
  • Bird life cycle
  • Vertebrates versus invertebrates
  • Experiment – modelling vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Butterfly life cycle
  • Story – the growth of a butterfly
  • Ant life cycle
  • Spider life cycle
  • Activity – making a life cycle book
  • Changing animals – piglet and pig, caterpillar and butterfly, etc.
  • Seed plants – life cycle
  • Bulb plants – life cycle
  • How humans pollute the environment
  • Humans destroying the homes of animals
  • How humans can help the environment – reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose
  • Activity – building a recycled bird feeder
  • Invasive species in Alberta
  • Helping animals – parks, protected areas, recovering areas
  • Coding activities – helping animals
  • Indigenous sacred animals
  • Indigenous beliefs – all living things are equal
  • Indigenous groups respect the Earth – no waste, take only what they need, etc.
  • Unit Test
  • Answer pages for all activities

 

This is a comprehensive bundle that will save you hours of planning! It has been tested and found effective in helping students achieve the learning outcomes in the science curriculum.

Answer pages for all slides/sheets are included!

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Donna

Easy to use, ready for printing or digital use, meets curricular standards…. Excellent buy!!