This unit is designed with the Grade 2 Manitoba Science curriculum in mind, but the lessons and activities are suitable to be used with any curriculum about the water cycle. This unit is for Cluster 4: Air and Water in the Environment.
Each unit contains a lesson idea and interactive journal page for each unit outcome. There is also one science experiment and one design process project in each unit.
These are the lessons/outcomes covered in this unit:
1. Unit title page
2. Describe how temperature affects water
3. Label the phases of the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, precipitation, and collection)
4. Describe how air moves
5. List examples of moving air in the environment
6. Describe how changes in air movement and temperature can be positive or negative
7. Design a device that shows air movement (design process)
8. List examples of water in the environment
9. Sort examples of evaporation, condensation, and precipitation
10. Test factors that affect how fast or slow things dry (science experiment)
11. Sort sources of drinking water and how water is distributed
12. List ways that humans use water
13. Describe how clean air and water is important to living things
14. Identify sources of pollution and ways to reduce pollution
15. Describe what life would be like without access to clean water
16. Record how much water is used daily and describe ways to reduce water usage
Buy this unit separately or in a bundle with my other three units to save money: Second Grade Interactive Science Journal: BUNDLE
*Updated July 4/16* This unit comes bundled with two files now--the original PDF version and an editable PowerPoint version. If you teach Science in another language (German or French perhaps?) you can edit the text boxes on the student pages to meet your needs. The teacher information pages are not editable, but all the student pages are! You do need to have PowerPoint in order to edit the file.