Grade 2

Science

The objective of teaching Science in Grade 2 is to enable learners to form a sense of connection with the immediate environment. The curriculum entails activities that allow learners to assess the impact of actions of self, the community, and all other living elements in the environment.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Concept

  • The learner develops foundational knowledge about the environment through observation of the surroundings.
  • The learner understands the basic correlation between  plants and animals.

Confidence

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for the environment.
  • The learner  promotes  planting  of trees and begins to vocalize one’s opinions on making the environment better for all living beings.

Clarity

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an interest in the importance of Science in daily life.
  • The learner identifies major kinds of landforms, rivers, animals and plants along with their basic characteristics.

Application

  • The learner consciously and sub-consciously develops an appreciation for different elements of nature and their contribution to maintaining a sound ecosystem.
  • The learner understands the contribution of various elements  in maintaining a sound ecosystem.

Innovation

  • The learner conducts physical examples to present physical and chemical reactions.
  • The learner evaluates the relationship between cause and effect.

Compassion

  • The learner develops a sense of responsibility, care, and respect for the environment.
  • The learner develops an appreciation for social and ecological diversity.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concept - The learner is able to:

  • understand the characteristics and needs of plants and animals;
  • identify basic geographical components.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • analyze the characteristics of a healthy environment;
  • identify one’s role in maintaining a healthy environment.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • understand growth and changes in living things;
  • observe animal activity in surrounding areas.

Application - The learner is able to:

  • develop an awareness of the impact of human actions on the quality of air, water, and land;
  • use basic scientific tools, such as a magnifying glass, a ruler, and a thermometer, to make observations.

Innovation - The learner is able to:

  • generate questions to explore why species become endangered or extinct;
  • plan and carry out systematic investigations.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • empathize with other living beings;
  • understand the need and importance of a healthy environment.
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