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  Lesson Plans

Grade 2

Below are those lesson plans that are curriculum connected to your Grade. A brief description for each lesson is included. Simply click on the title of the lesson to open up the downloadable PDF. Do note which acronyms appear beside each title; they tell you that curriculum connections are made for certain of these subject areas:

  • S&T – Science and Technology
  • SS – Social Studies
  • S – Science (Secondary Level)
  • CWS – Canadian World Studies
Grade 2 S & T S S

3 Strikes You’re Out Froggy!
(30 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Through a role play game, students are introduced to limiting factors that can affect amphibian populations, such as habitat loss and pollution.

Bucket Brigade
(30 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Students work together in this fun activity using historic firefighting methods to put out a “fire”.

Dukes of Hazard
(22 KB PDF, 5 pages)

Students will learn to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) as they sort a variety of household products into their appropriate disposal containers.

Erosion Game
(24 KB PDF, 4 pages)

This interactive game incorporates storytelling and drama to illustrate the impacts of deforestation in a watershed.

Just a Drop in the Bucket
(30 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Through hands-on measuring, students learn that despite planet Earth being covered mostly with water, accessible fresh water is a very limited resource.

No Water Off a Duck’s Back
(24 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Students pretend to be wildlife biologists in this activity as they observe the devastating effects of an oil spill and attempt to clean feathers of a marine bird contaminated in oil.

Overfed Lakes
(19 KB PDF, 2 pages)

This experiment will introduce students to the concept of euthrophication using plant fertilizer and a fish bowl containing aquatic plants

Reservoirs: What Goes Up Must Come Down
(84 KB PDF, 5 pages)

Students will learn how clean, treated water is delivered to homes, schools and businesses using a system of underground pipes, pumps, and above and below ground storage reservoirs.

Solution to Pollution
(533 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students become water droplets, plants, and rocks in order to simulate the effects that plants have in preventing erosion and watershed pollution.

Something Fishy Going On
(84 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Students will test the pH levels of various common household substances to determine where they lie on the pH scale. They will then see how pH affects aquatic life.

Take the pH Challenge
(20 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Students test the pH levels of various substances (e.g. juice, vinegar, toothpaste etc) and relate their findings to aquatic habitats.

Water Cycle Terrarium
(25 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students will build their own miniature terrariums to observe the water cycle processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation. They will collect data, by recording their observations over time, so as to understand changes as part of the water cycle.

Water Hogs Make Smog
(127 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students role play to understand the energy intensive processes of water and wastewater treatment and distribution, as well as the importance of water conservation for reducing the pollution that results from energy production.

Water Weights
(36 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Students will compare the weights of common fruits in their regular and dehydrated states to determine the proportion of water in each. Students will also have the opportunity to determine how much of their bodies are made up of water.

When I Was A Child
(80 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students will listen to a poem about a child’s sensory experience of the elements while in a canoe, and then respond to it by answering questions, or performing other activities.

Which One of these Things Doesn’t Belong?
(127 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Students help sort items found in Lake Ontario to determine which ones belong in a healthy water body and which ones should be recycled or disposed of properly.


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