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Lesson Plan 

Science Grade 2  

Hot and Cold Temperatures 
Part 2 
Stage 1: Desired Results 
General Learning Outcome(s)  Recognize the effects of heating and cooling, and identify
methods for heating and cooling

Specific Learning Outcome(s)  - Describe temperature in relative terms, using

expressions, such as hotter than, colder than

Learning Objective(s)   - Identify the difference between Hot and Cold

(after this lesson students will be able to)  things
- Define and give characteristics to Hot and Cold
- Describe temperature in relative terms

Outcomes from (2013) Ministerial 

Stage 3: Learning Experience 
Time (30mins)  Content/Description  Notes 

2:00-2:15(15mins) Review Activity - Have students make a chart with

the word Hot on one side and
Cold on the other and have them
cut out and paste the pictures
onto the front of their booklet
- *Sheets provided*

2:15-2:25 (10mins) Hotter Than…… - As a class, come up with some

Colder Than fun, logical, funny Hotter than &
Colder than examples
- The sun is hotter than the
- Antarctica is colder than
the beach
- A fire is hotter than ice
- Cold water is colder than
Hot tea
- Soup is hotter than Cereal
- Ice cream is colder than a
hot dog
- A hot tub is hotter than a
Ice skating rink

2:25-2:30 Conclusion:- - What’s temperature?

Quick - Temperature​ is how Hot
Review/Wrap or Cold something is.
- Temperature ​can change,
which can make things
change as well
- What makes something ​Hot​?
- when something has a
HIGH​ temperature
- What makes something ​Cold​?
- is when something has a
LOW​ temperature

On a piece of paper, write down your

favorite Hot food and your favorite Cold
food using the sentence

_________ is hotter than ________

__________ is colder than __________

*If we have extra time* Introduction to - Define Thermometer

Thermometer - Helps us measure the
and temperature
Temperature - We measure the
temperature in degrees
- Explain the differences between
temperatures below zero and above
zero (Below zero are negative
numbers and are colder as they
increase and Above zero are warmer
as they increase and are positive
- Example +40 is a VERY hot
day in the summer and -40 is
VERY cold day in the winter
and you probably wouldn’t
want to go outside
- Label 0 degrees on thermometer
- Freezing point of water
- Ask students where they think that
temperature will go
- A cold winter day (-20
degrees celsius)

Play around with online thermometer (to

show temperature levels to students)

Label Thermometer in Booklet of the

Temperature it is outside that day
- Color it in

Student Differentiation  - N/A

Reflection/Follow Up  - Practice writing in lowercase and planning your
lessons better timewise
- Do the “If we have extra time” next class
- Keep incorporating Conclusion time into lesson

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