Circle of Life

  • Grade 2
  • Trip can be done in one of three locations: Wascana Creek Valley on private land, Condie Nature Refuge or Wascana Habitat Conservation Area in Regina.
  • Students will look for clues to determine what plants, invertebrates, animals and birds live in the area and what parts of their life cycle they can observe. 
  • Trip can be done as follows:
    • Brown’s Coulee - full day or extended half day 
    • Condie – full day, extended half day or half day 
    • Wascana Habitat Conservation Area – half day 
  • Brown's Coulee is not accessible by wheelchair or Outdoor Ed.'s cart.
  • Condie is accessible by wheelchair or cart and has a wheelchair accessible washroom.
  • Wascana Habitat is accessible by wheelchair or Outdoor Ed.'s cart.

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - half day trip
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - extended half & full day trip
Tracks, Scats, and Pellets
List of Common Organisms
The Learning Circle - First Nations Classroom Activities
Frog Files K-6
Wetland Life Cycles

 

Online Resources:

 YouTube Life Cycle Video

Curriculum Connections
 

Outcomes

Indicators

Grade 2

Science

AN2.1 Analyze the growth and development of familiar animals, including birds, fish, insects, amphibians, and mammals, during their life cycles.
c,d,e,f,g,h,i
 

Science

AN2.2 Compare the growth and development of humans with that of familiar animals.
a
 

Science

AN2.3 Assess the interdependence of humans and animals in natural and constructed environments.
a,b,c,d,e,f,g
 

Science

AW2.2 Assess the importance of air and water and survival of living things, including self, and the environment.
c,d,h,i
 

Phys Ed

PE2.1 Apply a repertoire of strategies, with guidance, for developing components of health related fitness, including cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, muscular endurance, and muscular strength through participation in a variety of movement activities.
b,i
 

Phys Ed

PE2.2 Analyze daily habits and actions that demonstrate personal engagement in, and taking personal responsibility for, leading a physically active life.
a,b,c,f,g,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.6 Vary the performance of the body, while performing locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills by applying basic movement variables of:
  • Space (general space, levels, directions, pathways, and extensions
  • Effort (time/speed, force, and flow)
  • Relationships (with objects and with others).
g,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.8 Apply a repertoire of strategies and skills, with guidance, for and through active participation in a variety of movement activities including:
Alternate environment activities and games (e.g., hiking, skating, aquatics, orienteering, cross- country, skiing, cycling, dog sledding, tobogganing).
d,h
 

Phys Ed

PE2.9 Examine and express the purpose of rules, procedures, etiquette, and safe behaviours and apply them while participating in a variety of movement activities.
a,b,c