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Life skills

Grade 2


Module 5



  • We have been examining seeds, but what does the seed need in order to grow?
  • Three things are very important: sunlight, moisture and soil. The type of soil is very important. Think of the sand at the beach or in a desert. How many plants can grow in that soil?
  • Try this experiment to see what kind of soil a plant needs to grow well.

1. Fill three plant pots with different kinds of soil:

- beach sand or building sand,;

- loose red sand – maybe with little stones in it;

- dark brown or black soil that clings together (potting soil).

  1. Try to find some plants that are growing well and plant them in the pots.
  2. Place them in the sunlight and water them regularly.
    • Draw your experiment.


Beach sand Loose red sand Potty soil

After one week - Date _________What do your plants look like now?

Beach sand Loose red sand Potty soil

After the second week - date _____

Beach sand Loose red sand Potty soil
  • Which plant has grown the best?
  • Why do you think it grew better than the others?
  • If you were a worm, which soil would you choose to live in? Say why.
  • Could the wind blow away any soil? If your plants were not in the wind, try blowing on the soil. Which soil can easily be blown away?
  • What soil do you think the farmer would like to have on his farm?
  • Sometimes we see soil erosion in fields.
  • This means that the soil has been blown or washed away and nothing is growing there. What type of soil do you think this is?


Learning Outcomes(LO’s)
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS The learner will be able to act confidently on curiosity about natural phenomena, and solve problems in scientific, technological and environmental contexts.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
1.1 ( Plans ) -– plans an investigation as part of a group;1.2 ( Does ) -– participates in planned activity independently or as part of a group;1.3 ( Reviews ) -– shows and explains what was intended and how it was done.
arts and cultureLO 3
PARTICIPATING AND COLLABORATING The learner will be able to demonstrate personal and interpersonal skills through individual and group participation in Arts and Culture activities.
Assessment Standards(ASs)
We know this when the learner:
3.1 ( Dance ) – moves freely and with ease through space both inside and outside, while responding to mutually agreed upon physical, verbal and sound signals;3.4 ( Music ) – echoes a rhythm by body percussion or by playing on a percussion instrument to accompany songs sung together.
EXPRESSING AND COMMUNICATING The learner will be able to use multiple forms of communication and expression in Arts and Culture.
We know this when the learner:
4.4 ( Music ) – imitates natural and mechanical sounds to create sound effects;4.5 ( Visual Arts ) – explores, experiences and creatively communicates patterns and textures found in the immediate and built environment.


Food from trees

Most trees will grow from seeds. The seeds are found in the fruit, which the trees bear.

Find some examples of different kinds of fruit, which grow on trees. Observe the shape and texture of the different fruits. Cut them in half and allow the children to sketch the fruit and its seeds. The children should pay attention to the differences in the seeds and try to enhance them in their pictures (A&C 4.5).

Collect and dry out the seeds. Let the children make percussion instruments, by stringing them together as rattles or placing the dried seeds in containers and rattling them in that way. They can create their own patterns and rhythms or endeavour to beat out the time to music, which is played to them or songs that they sing together. They can also use them to imitate sounds in nature or mechanical sounds – as in the factory (A&C 3.4; 4.4).

Questions & Answers

what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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