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Time, Space and Direction

All About Space and Directions for Class 2 Science

The positions of the Pole Star, sun, and moon in the sky were used to check the direction in the early days. The development of the compass then led to changes in the method of knowing directions.
There are four primary cardinal directions—North, South, East, and West. The following concept will introduce the learners to these directions.

After going through the concept, they will be able to:

  • Name the cardinal directions.
  • State the location of the objects with respect to other things
  • Mention the directions for sunrise and sunset.
  • Identify the directions using the compass.

Each concept is explained to class 2 students using descriptions, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept All about space and directions provided in PDF format.

Why Do We Need to Know the Directions?

  • Knowing directions can help us to explain different locations.
  • When we move from one place to another, we need to know the directions.
  • If we know the directions, we can quickly locate a place.
Directions

Location of Objects:

location
location

Directions:

Directions

There are four major directions—

  • There are four main directions used north, south, east, and west.
  • The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
  • If we stand facing the east, then north will be on our left side, and south will be on our right side.
Cardinal directions
Cardinal directions

Location of places in the surroundings:

See the picture and let us understand the locations of a few places that we can see in the picture.

location
  • In the picture, the big tree is situated behind the bush.
  • The bus is parked on the left side of the school.
  • The girl will reach the school if she takes a right and cycles straight.
  • The cars are parked on the right side of the road.
  • The sun is shining above the clouds.

New Words:

Location: It is the proper position of a place or object.


Did You Know?

  • A compass is a device that helps us to detect directions. In the past, sailors used to identify directions with the help of a compass.
  • A compass can indicate all four major directions.
Magnetic compass
Direction
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