(Grade 2) Unit 2: Movement and Simple Machines

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The "Movement and Simple Machines" activity packet is designed to meet the Ontario Grade 2 Science specific expectations. This packet deals with movement, position language and simple machines. The six simple machines discussed in this packet are: wheels and axles, levers, pulleys, wedges, inclined planes and screws. This packet is divided into four sections. The four sections are as follows:

What overall expectations does this packet address?
- Assess the impact on society and the environment of simple machines and mechanisms;
- Investigate mechanisms that include simple machines and enable movement;
- Demonstrate an understanding of movement and ways in which simple machines help to move objects.

What big ideas does this packet address?
- Movement is a change in position of an object;
- Simple machines help objects to move;
- Mechanisms are made up of one or more simple machines;
- Simple machines and mechanisms make life easier and/or more enjoyable for humans;

What lessons does this packet include?
This packet contains 10 lessons. The lessons address each of the big ideas and the overall expectations.
Lesson 2.1: What is Movement?
Lesson 2.2: Changing Position
Lesson 2.3: Inclined Plane
Lesson 2.4: Levers
Lesson 2.5: Pulley
Lesson 2.6: Screw
Lesson 2.7: Wedge
Lesson 2.8: Wheel and Axle
Lesson 2.9: The Usefulness of Simple Machines
Lesson 2.10: Creating using Simple Machines

What activities and assessments are included in this packet?
This packet includes 15 activities and 2 booklet activities for students to complete. Students also are given 3 self-assessments and 2 assignments that can be completed to see what they know and understand about simple machines and movement. This packet also includes 2 rubrics.

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