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Hands-On Science for Manitoba, Grade 2

An Inquiry Approach

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Categories: Education, Elementary, Science & Technology
Series: Hands-On Science for Manitoba
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Softcover, coil bound : 9781553793106, 424 pages, September 2015


Hands-On Science for Manitoba is filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activities. The grade 2 book is divided into four units:

Growth and Changes in Animals
Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases
Position and Motion
Air and Water in the Environment

This new edition includes many familiar great features for both teachers and students: curriculum correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; reproducible student materials; materials lists; and hands-on, student-centred activities. Useful new features include:

  • the components of an inquiry-based approach
  • a four-part instructional process—engage, explore, embed, and enhance
  • ideas for embedding Indigenous knowledge, multicultural connections, and real-world application
  • an emphasis on technology and sustainability
  • a fully developed assessment plan that includes opportunities for assessment for, as, and of learning
  • a focus on the design process to solve real-life practical problems
  • learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL)
  • access to digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book)