Grade 2

Great Horned Owl

Animal Olympics, Insect Inspector & Ready for the Weather.

Length: Full day (includes 2 programs)
Location: Terra Cotta Conservation Area (map)
Cost: $350 for one class (maximum 30 participants)

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Animal Olympics

Lace up your sneakers and go for gold as you participate in the amazing Animal Olympics. During this interactive and high energy program, students transform into animal athletes and compete in a variety of challenges showcasing the skills and adaptations of local wildlife. Which animal will take home the Olympic medals?

Ontario Curriculum Links

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Growth and Changes in Animals
Physical Education

  • Living Skills

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals
  • Demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills and the use of critical and creative thinking processes as they aquire knowledge and skills

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.5 and 2.7
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.1 and 3.2
  • Living Skills – 1.2, 1.4

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Insect Inspector

 

 

 

 

Calling all Inspectors – make your way to the station house and get ready to investigate the creep-crawly conspiracy taking place. Your mission is to find and examine the insects of the land, water, and air, and solve the mystery of what makes them incredible. Case closed.

Ontario Curriculum Links

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Life Systems – Growth and Changes in Animals

Overall Expectations

  • Investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals
  • Demonstrate an understanding that animals grow and change and have distinct characteristics

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills – 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.7
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3

Ready for the Weather

Brrrr…its getting cold!  Are you ready for the weather?  Come and learn how to check the weather by testing the wind and temperature using hands-on techniques.  What happens when it gets too cold or too warm?  Discover the forms that water can take in different weather, and find out how animals adapt to the changing seasons.

Ontario Curriculum Links

Science and Technology

  • Understanding Earth and Space Systems – Air and Water in the Environment
Physical Education

  • Understanding life systems: growth and changes in animals

Overall Expectations

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which air and water are used by living things to help them meet their basic needs.
  • Investigate similarities and differences in the characteristics of various animals.

Specific Expectations

  • Developing Investigation and Communication Skills  – 2.5, 2.6
  • Understanding Basic Concepts – 3.3
  • Relating Science and Technology to Society and the Environment – 1.2
  • Developing Investigation and communication skills – 2, 2.5, 2.7
  • Understanding basic concepts – 3.2

 

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