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2 grade worksheet

  Marconi was born in Italy in 1874.

He was a great scientists and famous inventor.

He had a lab in which he did a lot of experiments with radio waves.


laboratory – lab

Marconi wanted to invent a telegraph machine without wires.



His machine used radio waves instead of wires in order to send messages through the air.

At first it could not send signals for more than a kilometer.

That is why Marconi kept working hard. He wanted to build a better machine to send messages across the ocean.

In 1901 he went to Newfoundland and installed a lot of antennas.



He tried out his machine and it worked. Marconi sent a radio signal to a nearby ship and the ship sent a message back.

That ship was about 3500 kilometers across the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1909 Marconi won a Nobel Prize.

Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize

 Marconi invented the radio too!

It could send voices over the air. He set up his own radio station.

When he died in 1937 all radio stations fell silent for two minutes to honour him.

Useful tips!

  • Talk about scientists and inventions.

  • Try to explain the difference between a telegraph machine and a telephone.

  • Try to explain the difference between an invention and a discovery.

lab  laboratory; a room built for scientific experiments

wires – a strand of metal

antenna – a metal rod designed to receive and send TV or radio signals

Nobel Prize – a very prestigious prize 



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  Grasslands in Africa are called savannahs.

Savannahs are covered with tall grass.

There are not many trees.

Some of the grass grows as tall as a grown-up man!



  Grass is an important food for animals.

Zebras and elephants eat grass.



  Savannahs are hot and dry most of the time.

They are home to the world’s fastest animal – the cheetah;

 the world’s largest animal – the African elephant; and

the world’s tallest animal – the giraffe!


Useful tips!

  • Talk about different types of landscapes.

  • Try to explain the difference between the African savannah and the tropical rainforest. What animals live there? What is the climate like?

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  We need food to grow.
The food we eat comes from animals and plants.
Plants have different parts – seeds, roots, stems, leaves and flowers.
We use seeds to plant new trees and flowers.
We put them in the soil and water them.
They need sun to grow strong!
Roots are the part of the plant that grows under the ground in the soil.
Stems help the plant to stand up.
The food we eat comes from different parts of the plants.

  Carrots and radishes are root vegetables.
They grow under the soil.
We use sweet corn seeds to make popcorn!
Broccoli leaves are very good for our health.
Trees give us fruit.
Fruits like apples, pears and oranges make you strong!
You can eat them every day!

  Some of our food come from animals.
They give us eggs, meat and milk!
Eggs come from hens.
Milk comes from cows, goats and sheep.
We use milk to make ice cream, butter and cheese!
There is milk in the yogurt which we have for snack.



Useful tips!

  • Talk about different kinds of food.

  • Try to explain the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods.

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MEXICO – worksheet

Choose a word for each sentence:

sombreros          map            pineapples          flag         country        North

 1. This is Mexico on the  _____________.

2. This is the Mexican _________.

3. People in Mexico wear _________.

4. Beans and ____________ come from Mexico.

5. Mexico is a ________.

6. Mexico is in ______ America.


Fill in the missing vowel (a, e, i, o, u) to make a word from the text:

m__p               c__untry              fl__g                  t__matoes                 f__od

 M__xico        h__ts                     fr__m                 pineappl__              N__rth

 Write the sentences with capital letters and full stops:

 1. mexico is a country             ________________________

 2. this is the Mexican flag     ______________________

 3. mexican people wear sombreros   _________________