About the course
Science is a way of knowing which seeks to describe and explain the natural and physical world. An important part in building scientific and technological literacy is an understanding of the nature of science, which includes an understanding of the following: what scientists, engineers, and technologists do as individuals and as a community, how scientific knowledge is generated and validated. Science addresses what benefits, costs, and risks are involved in using this knowledge and how science interacts with technology, society, and the environment.
Fundamental concepts are key ideas that provide a framework for the acquisition of all scientific and technological knowledge. The fundamental concepts that are addressed in the curriculum for science and technology are matter, energy, systems and interactions, structure and function, sustainability and stewardship, and change and continuity. At My Learning Oasis, students have opportunities to learn through STEAM activities. This allows students to integrate scientific and technological knowledge with knowledge in other subject areas, such as mathematics and social studies.
The courses outlines are built on the big ideas described in the Ontario Curriculum of Science and Technology to develop students’ understanding of fundamental scientific and technological concepts. The science and technology curriculum expectations are organized in four strands, which are the major areas of knowledge and skills in the science and technology curriculum. The four strands are Understanding Life Systems, Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Understanding Matter and Energy, and Understanding Earth and Space System. Students inquire how science and technology relate to society and the environment. They develop a deep understanding of the basic concepts of science and technology while developing the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry and technological problem-solving.
Grade 2 - Science
CAD $ 750
My Learning Oasis
Curriculum Policy Document
The science and Technology, Grades 1 – 8, 2007 Revised
Unit 1: Growth and Changes in Animals.
In this unit, students will learn how animals have distinct characteristics and humans are also animals.They will also learn and explore similarities and differences among different kinds of animals. Students will understand that humans need to protect animals and the places where they live.
Unit 2: Movement
In this unit, students will learn how movement is a change in position of an object. They will also explore simple machines and how simple machines help objects to move. Students will understand that mechanisms are made up of one or more simple machines. They will also learn how simple machines and mechanisms make life easier and/or more enjoyable for humans.
Unit 3: Properties of Liquids and Solids
In this unit, students will learn materials that exist as liquids and solids have specific properties. They will inquire how liquids and solids interact in different ways. Students will understand that some liquids and solids can be harmful to us and the environment.
Unit 4: Air and Water in the Environment
In this unit, students will learn how air and water are a major part of the environment. They will understand that living things need air and water to survive. Students will inquire how changes to air and water affect living things and the environment. They will understand how our actions affect the quality of air and water, and its ability to sustain life.
Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources, such as assignments, day-to-day observations, conversations or conferences, demonstrations, projects, and performances. Teachers follow guidelines from Growing Success to analyze how well a student is achieving the curriculum expectations in a subject. As part of assessment, teachers provide students with descriptive feedback that guides their efforts towards improvement. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement throughout the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. There may be a final assessment, such as an exam, in this course.