Science – Grade Two

Boats and Buoyancy

Crawling and Flying Animals

Snakes

Bees

Butterflies

Spiders

Frogs

Various

Exploring Liquids

Magnetism

Digital Resources for Division One Science in Alberta

! Here is a list of websites for division one science compiled by  jane.diner@epsb.ca.   http://janediner.blogspot.com/


Field Trips/Outreach/General Websites:

Hands on Science:  http://www.handsonscience.ca/

Let’s do Science:  http://letsdoscience.com/topics.html

Scholastic Teacher Resources:  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp?lnkid=TNav:home&ESP=Teachers/ib//acq/main_tnav_home///nav/txtl////

Learn Alberta:  http://www.learnalberta.ca/Home.aspx

Excellent resources for all subject areas – Worthwhile Learning:  http://www.wwlearning.ca/

Excellent resources for all subject areas – 2Learn:  http://www.2learn.ca/

Educational Games in Science:  http://www.recess.ufl.edu/Transform2/05sciencegames_handout.pdf

The Bennett Centre:  http://bennettcentre.epsb.ca/index.shtml

 


 

Grade 1

Topic A:  Creating Colour

Identify and evaluate methods for creating colour and for applying colours to different materials.

 

Mixing colours:  http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/tlfmc/index.html?launch=true

Colour mixing:  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/color/color.html

Paint Splat:  http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/games/paintsplat.html

Mix and Paint:  http://pbskids.org/curiousgeorge/games/mix_and_paint/mix_and_paint.html

Catch a rainbow:  http://www.kidzone.ws/science/rainbow.htm

Colour wheel:  http://arts.k12.hi.us/07grade1/07Grade1_Lesson_ColorWheel.htm

Primary and Secondary Colours:  http://www.alifetimeofcolor.com/play/color1/color1.html
Meaning and symbolism of colours:  http://www.mariaclaudiacortes.com/colors/Colors.html

Print outs and activities:  http://www.enchantedlearning.com/colors/

Paint Splat:  http://www.peepandthebigwideworld.com/games/paintsplat.html

Colour Combo:  http://www.tvokids.com/games/colourcombo

 

 

 

Topic B:  Seasonal Changes

 

Describe seasonal changes, and interpret the effects of seasonal changes on living things.

 

The Best Season Lesson Plan:  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1108

Make your own thermometer:  http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1318

Weather:  http://fossweb.com/modulesK-2/AirandWeather/index.html

Dress Caillou:  http://pbskids.org/caillou/games/dresscaillou.html

Cycles in Nature:  http://chalk.richmond.edu/education/projects/webunits/cycles/index.html

Weather games:  http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/k4modules.html

Earth Science Modules:  http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/k4/teacher/weather/Whandson3.html

Weather lessons:  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/treehouse/

Daily and Seasonal changes:  http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~collinsonm/1%20science/daily%20seasonal%20changes/1_science_changes.htm

Sticks and the Seasons:  http://www.tvokids.com/games/sticksandseasons

Wacky Weather:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/games/theme/life/all#/lb/boogiebeebies/wackyweather
Be a season detective:  http://www.blackgold.ab.ca/ict/Divison1/seasons/index.htm

Signs of the Seasons:  http://gateways2learning.ca/SignsOfSeasons/default.html

 

Topic C:  Building Things

 

Construct objects and models of objects, using a variety of different materials.  Identify the purpose of different components in a personally constructed object or model, and identify corresponding components in a related object or model.

 

Grouping Materials:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/grouping_materials.shtml

Sorting and Using Materials:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/sorting_using_mate.shtml

Everyday structures:  http://www.projects.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/structures/

Blocks – a digital building toy:  http://www.blockcorner.com/content.html

Building Things:  http://www.uleth.ca/edu/currlab/handouts/buildingthings.html

Doors Open Alberta:  http://www.edukits.ca/doorsopen/teacher/g1_what_makes_building.html

Building Things Unit Plan:  http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~collinsonm/1%20science/materials%20objects%20structures/1_science_materials_structures.htm

Building Things:  http://www.youngchildrenslearning.ecsd.net/em%20building%20things.htm

Cracking Dams:  http://simscience.org/cracks/index.html

Characteristics of Materials;  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/

Lego Digital Designer:  http://ldd.lego.com

 

 

Topic D:  Senses

 

Use the senses to make general and specific observations, and communicate observations orally and by producing captioned pictures.  Describe the role of the human senses and the senses of other living things, in enabling perception and action.

 

Brainpop Senses:  http://www.brainpop.com/health/senses/

Five Senses:  http://www.sedl.org/scimath/pasopartners/senses/welcome.html

Sensational:  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/senses/index.htm

Senses Lesson from Alberta Ed Agriculture:  http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agic6637/$FILE/what_am_i.pdf

Exploring the Five Senses:  http://section40.wetpaint.com/page/Senses%3A+Lesson+One+%28Gillian%29

Human and Animal Senses:  http://www.activescience-gsk.com/module1/group1.html

Matching Senses:  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sense/sense.htm

 

Topic E:  Needs of Animals and Plants

 

 Describe some common living things, and identify needs of those living things.

 

Plants and Animals:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/plants_animals_env.shtml

Growing Plants:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/5_6/growing_plants.shtml

Is it alive:  http://www.sfscience.com/english/grade_K/unit_A/chap_1/act_1/1.htm

Being Alive Lesson Plan:  http://www.reachoutmichigan.org/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/alive.html

Needs and Characteristics of Living Things:  http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~collinsonm/1%20science/living%20things/1_science_living_things.htm

Create a soil environment:  http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/tlfcse/index.html?launch=true

Watch it Grow:  http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/NewPlants/activities/watchitgrow.html

Predator and Prey:  http://dsc.discovery.com/convergence/beasts/hide/hide.html

 


 

Grade 2

“I can” statements:  http://mattie.rdpsd.ab.ca/docs/library/Grade%202%20Science.pdf

Topic  A :  Exploring Liquids

Describe some properties of water and other liquids, and recognize the importance of water to living and nonliving things.  Describe the interaction of water with different materials, and apply that knowledge to practical problems of drying, liquid absorption and liquid containment.

 

Exploring liquids movie:  http://mmem.spschools.org/2F.9798/exploringliquids/Blobs.html

Exploring liquids lesson:  http://undsci.berkeley.edu/lessons/exploring_liquids.html

Materials and their properties:  http://www.abpischools.org.uk/page/modules/solids-liquids-gases/.cfm?age=Age%20Range%205-7&subject=Science

Liquids, colour and temperature:  http://www.tvokids.com/activities/drbensenburnerslab

The Water Cycle:  http://www.epa.gov/safewater/kids/flash/flash_watercycle.html

Changing State:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_state.shtml

Water Conservation around the house:  http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/water/water/index.cfm

Droplet and the Water Cycle:  http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/droplet.html

Changing State Animation (SMART Board):  http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#changingstate

Water Treatment:  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/water-treatment

Kelvin Adventures – What water?  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/kelvin-adventures-what-water

Water Cycle:  http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/kids/kids_k-3.html

States of Matter:  http://mediashare.discoveryeducation.com/mediashare/index.cfm?event=pushFile&guidAssetMediaFileId=72602622-9030-4cb9-9ed5-a3d0736261fa

 

Topic  B:  Buoyancy and Boats

 

Construct objects that will float on and move through water, and evaluate various designs for watercraft.

 

Floating and Sinking Interactive activity:  http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/Phase2delivery/Wales/Science/Keystage2/Materialsandthe/Floatingandsink/Introduction/default.htm

Build a Boat Flash Animation:  http://www.nmmc.co.uk/downloads/boat_game.swf

Sink or Float Lesson Plans:  http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Sink_or_Float_-_Buoyancy/

How to make a paper boat:  http://www.laits.utexas.edu/hebrew/personal/toolbox/acm/boat/boat.html

Float like a Boat:  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/float-like-a-boat

Buoyancy Game:  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/buoyancy-and-boats

Fishing:  http://www.wonderville.ca/v1/activities/fishing/Fishing.html

 

Topic C:  Magnetism

 

Describe the interaction of magnets with other magnets and with common materials.

 

Magnets and Springs:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/magnets_springs.shtml

Magnets animation:  http://www.wizzkidz.com/learnzone/6-7/science/learn/s6_7magnets.htm

Magnet Man experiments:  http://my.execpc.com/~rhoadley/magindex.htm

Electromagnet Game:  http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/electromagnets

Magnazone:  http://www.primaryonline.co.uk/sitetour/pol/magnet.swf

 

 

 

 

 

Topic E:  Small Crawling and Flying Animals

 

Describe the general structure and life habits of small crawling and flying animals; e.g., insects, spiders, worms, slugs; and apply this knowledge to interpret local species that have been observed.

 

Bugscope:  http://bugscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/

Insect hunt:  http://www.fossweb.com/modulesK-2/Insects/activities/insecthunt.html

Minibeast Identification:  http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#Minibeast_classification

Going Buggy:  http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bugs/index.htm

Lets talk about insects:  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/insects/02.html

National Geographic Videos: Alike and Different, Caterpillar to Butterfly, How Many Bugs? Many Kinds of Birds, Carnivores
Herbivores, Black Widow Spider, Protection and Much More, Scorpions, Skunks, Bats are Helpful, Bugs in the Soil, Flies are Harmful,
Flowers Need Insects,

Basic needs of animals:  http://www.childu.com/sample_act/12science_basic_needs.html

How to care for a small animal:  http://animal-world.com/encyclo/critters/information/smallanimal.htm

Bee Basics:  http://www.roctronics.com/BEE-BASE.HTM

Bug Games:  http://www.orkin.com/learningcenter/kids_and_teachers_games.aspx

Worm World:  http://yucky.discovery.com/noflash/worm/

Pest World:  http://dev.pestworldforkids.org/guide.html

Make an insect mask:  http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fun/mask.html

 


 

Grade 3

Topic A:  Rocks and Minerals

Demonstrate knowledge of materials that comprise Earth’s crust, and demonstrate skill in classifying these materials.

 

Rocks and Soils:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml

Components of Soil Mystery:  http://urbanext.illinois.edu/gpe/case2/case2.html

Activities to create metamorphic, igneous and sedimentary rocks:  http://www.rogersgroupinc.com/ourcommunities/rockology/types.htm

Mohs’ Hardness Scale:  http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/EarthMaterials/index.html

Mineral Identification:  http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/properties/minid/mineralid.html

Interactive Rock cycle:  http://www.learner.org/interactives/rockcycle/types2.html

Rocks and Soils:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/science/materials/rocks_soils/read1.shtml

Drag and drop rock cycle:  http://www.kscience.co.uk/animations/rock_cycle.htm

How rocks are formed:  http://www.childrensmuseum.org/geomysteries/faq1.html

How rocks are formed:  http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/create/index.html

Types of rocks:  http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow1/oct98/expert/index.html

Types of rocks:  http://www.sciencenetlinks.com/ebook/rocks2/rock_index.html

Mineral properties:  http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/properties/minpropindex.html

Minerals in your house:  http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/K12/uses/uses.html

Rockin Alberta Resources:  http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/programs/distance/rockin_alberta_resources.htm

Identify Rock Types:  http://www.kidsgeo.com/geology-games/rocks-game.php

School of Rock:  http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/cgKidsAtlas/rock.asp#

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic B:  Building with a Variety of Materials

Topic C:  Testing Materials and Designs

 

Use, safely, a variety of tools, techniques and materials in construction activities. Construct structures, using a variety of materials and designs, and compare the effectiveness of the various materials and designs for their intended purposes. Evaluate the suitability of different materials and designs for their use in a building task.

 

Grouping and Changing Materials:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/grouping_materials.shtml

Build a tipi:  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/build-a-tipi

Mr. Zippy’s Trainers:  http://www.sycd.co.uk/primary/mr_zippy/index.htm#

Types of Bridges:  http://library.thinkquest.org/J002223/types/types.html

Structures around the world:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/structures/

Lesson plan for building paper structures:  http://www.swe.org/iac/lp/paperstruct_01.html

Lesson plan for bridge construction (modify as it is for grade 5):  http://www.swe.org/iac/lp/bridge_01.html

Everything about structures:  http://www.technologystudent.com/struct1/struindex.htm

Henry Builds a cabin:  http://www.cyberbee.com/henrybuilds/#

Great Structures of the World:  http://greatstructures.info/structures.htm

Goldburger to Go:  http://pbskids.org/zoom/games/goldburgertogo/rubegame.html

Design Game:  http://pbskids.org/designsquad/games/fidgit/index.html

Paper Structure Design:  http://www.discoverengineering.org/pdfs/ca-TestYourDesignSkills.pdf

Spaghetti Bridge:  http://www.tryscience.com/experiments/experiments_begin.html?spaghettibridge

Egg Tower:  http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/SeeK/egg.htm

Coin Stacking Bridge:  http://www.fincher.org/Misc/Pennies/index.shtml

Gum Drop Structures:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/geo_gumdrops.html

File Card Bridges:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/card_bridge.html

Characteristics of Materials:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/characteristics_materials_fs.shtml

Building Big:  http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/index.html

Crayon Physics:  http://www.crayonphysics.com

 

 

Topic D:  Hearing and Sound

 

Describe the nature of sound, and demonstrate methods for producing and controlling sound.

 

The Senses:  Hearing:  http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/human-body/hearing.htm

How do we hear:  http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/brainandsenses/ear.swf

Sounds in the Ocean:  http://engineeringinteract.org/resources/oceanodyssey.htm

How we hear:  http://www.wonderville.ca/asset/how-we-hear

Identifying and Sorting Sounds:  http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks1science.html#sound1f

Physics of Sound:  http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/PhysicsofSound/index.html

Changing Sounds:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/9_10/changing_sounds.shtml

Many experiments and lesson ideas – word docs:  http://hrsbstaff.ednet.ns.ca/webct/science/4science/sound.htm#Pitch,%20Loudness%20and%20Sound%20Technology

Sound Sandwich Activity:  http://www.exploratorium.edu/afterschool/activities/index.php?activity=137&firstDisplayedItem=5

Sounds from the orchestra:  http://library.thinkquest.org/5116/

The Sound site:  http://www.smm.org/sound/nocss/top.html

Everything sound:  http://www.internet4classrooms.com/science_elem_sound.htm

Topic E:  Animal Life Cycles

Describe the appearances and life cycles of some common animals, and identify their adaptations to different environments. Identify requirements for animal care.

 

Animal life cycles:  http://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/animals/animal-life-cycles.htm

Classifying Critters:  http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/forkids/critters/critters.html

Variation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/6_7/variation.shtml

Lesson idea for classifying:  http://www.everythingesl.net/lessons/animalstwo.php

Lifecycle webquest:  http://www.freewebs.com/lifecycleswebquest/index.htm

Life cycle interactive animation:  http://www.fossweb.com/modules3-6/StructuresofLife/activities/lifecycles.html

Sequencing life cycle of a butterfly:  http://www.iq.poquoson.org/2sci/lifecycles/2lifecyclebutterflyMix09tlm.htm

Salmon Life cycle:  http://www.canfisco.com/kids/homepage.asp

Frog Metamorphosis:  http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/metindex.htm

SMART Board life cycle activities:  http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/vtc/Phase2delivery/Wales/Science/Keystage2/Lifeprocessesan/Lifecycles/Introduction/

Habitats:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/8_9/habitats.shtml

Habitats game:  http://www.abpischools.org.uk/activescience/module2/home.html

Food Chains:  http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html#foodchains

Interdependence and Adaptation:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/interdependence.shtml

Animal Adaptations:  http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm

Animal Web Cams
http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/cam_menu.asp
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/wildcamafrica/
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=cam-sites
http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/WebCams/default.cfm


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