A look at the grade 2 lesson
Grade 2 Science(NSO) : Food
Food can be divided into three types
Energy giving food
Give us energy to work. They contain carbohydrate and fats.
They are found in foods like rice, pasta, cassava, yam etc. when starchy foods are eaten and digested, simple sugars like glucose are obtained. It is this glucose that the body uses for energy.
There are two major types of carbohydrates:
1. Simple carbohydrates (Sugar)
- White sugar you would find in a sugar bowl
Before starting lets take a look at the Grade 1 lessons
Air and Water : Properties
Air and Water : Use
Activities: Worksheets on Air and Water
Living things need air to breathe
Moving air is called Wind
A gentle wind is called Breeze
A strong fast wind is called a Storm
A very strong wind is called Gale
Uses of moving air
A weather cock or wind vane is used to know the direction of the wind. At airports we use wind sock to know the direction of the wind. When aeroplanes fly in the direction of the wind , it saves fuel.
Wind makes windmill work. They are used to generate wind energy which is used to grind grains, pump water and make electricity.
Helps in sailing boats
A parachute falls slowly because of the wind
Earth is made up of hard matter called rocks. They come in different shapes, colour and size. Rocks are found under the soil, in rivers and seas. They are solid material made up of one or more minerals.
Rocks can be hard ( granite) or soft (chalk)
Some important rocks :
Granite is a light-colored igneous rock with grains large enough to be visible with the unaided eye.
It is the most common igneous rock found on the Earth’s surface
Granite is composed mainly of quartz and fedspar with minor amounts of mica and other minerals. This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray, or white color with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock .
Occupation is a job that people do to earn money. People have different occupations
Our wonderful body
Lets brush up on the basics first. The class 1 lessons will give a nice overview of our body.
Human beings: Parts of the body
Human Beings : Clothes we wear
Human beings :Healthy foods
Human beings : Sense organs
Human Beings and their needs Worksheets
Type of organs
External organs :
Parts of our body that we can see.
Head, skin, arms, legs, eyes , ears , nose , tongue etc
Skin in the biggest organ of our body
Sense organs are also external organs and they comprise of Nose (smell), Eyes(sight), Ears (hearing),
Tongue (taste), Skin (touch)
Internal organs :
Parts that are inside our body
Brain, heart, lungs, stomach etc
A look at the syllabus for NSO for class 2. I have tried designing the lessons based on the previous year question papers.
Section 1 : Mental Ability/Logical reasoning
Section 2 : Science
Chapter 1 : Plants
-> Types of plant
-> Parts of a plant and their functions
-> Food and other things we get from plants