Environment 1: Grade 02

Grade 2: Eco Curriculum


Housing types and their immediate environments – cultural significance / environmentally friendliness / protection from the elements / dangers

Availability of Resources – (space / water / electricity / transport)
Differentiate between natural and cultural resources.
Comparison with city -, township and rural settlement.
Ways in which detrimental conditions of each could be limited and improved.
Discussion on energy resources such as wood, paraffin, coal, oil, electricity, food.

Life and Living

Life processes and Healthy Living::
Summery: Similar needs give raise to competition.
Compare functioning of human- and animal kingdom – competition should stay healthy so that sustainability in the long run can be maintained.

Interactions in Environments:
Summery: Identify resources that are good for humans to sustain life and should therefor be protected.
Distinguish between vegetables and fruit that you cultivate in your country and animals that you breed to secure a good variety of food stock.

Bio-diversity, Change and Continuity:
Summery: Identify the positive interaction between biotic and a-biotic elements.
Soil is a resource and should be protected. Without soil plants cannot grow and animals and humans not live. Soil originates from weathering rock – ways in which rock weathers. Volcano’s are molten rock.

Technological processes and skills:
Summery: Realising responsibility towards the humans
• After choosing a suitable material or substance to make a simple product to satisfy a problem or opportunity and making it, explain the strengths and weaknesses of it as it affects humans and the environment.