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Using inquiry and problem-solving approaches, these learning experiences build upon students’ interests, support curricula, literacy and numeracy, and foster children’s skill development.

Inquiry

Inquiry: Magnificent Magnets

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, predicting, and sorting and classifying as they explore magnets as a non-contact force that causes movement.

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Backgrounders

Personal Hygiene: All About Germs

The word “germ” refers to many different microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa that can cause diseases.

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Inquiry

Mystery Powders

Students use the Making Comparisons learning strategy as they develop and apply the skills of observing, predicting and making conclusions to investigate the properties of a variety of everyday solids (powders) and liquids to determine the contents of a ‘mystery powder.’

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Inquiry

What’s In A Name?

Students develop and apply the skills of algebraic reasoning, spatial sense/reasoning and communicating as they explore the mathematics and science and technology in their name.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Musical Instrument

Students will use their predicting skills to design and build a musical instrument that is able to change sounds.

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Inquiry

Finding Out About Fasteners

Students develop and apply the skills of sorting & classifying and comparing & contrasting as they examine different kinds of fasteners and where they are used.

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Skill Look-fors

Using Appropriate Vocabulary

The skill of using appropriate vocabulary involves exploring new vocabulary in context and developing the ability to use vocabulary to communicate thinking and learning.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Travelling Seed

Students will work collaboratively to design and build models of seeds that can travel as far as possible.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Seed Sorter

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a device that is able to sort seeds by size.

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Inquiry

What is inside soil?

Students develop and apply the skills of observing and comparing and contrasting as they explore the composition and characteristics of different soils.

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Learning Strategies

Question Filter

Question Filter is a strategy that is used to assist students in developing the skills of questioning, sorting & classifying and analyzing & interpreting in order to develop their understanding of the characteristics of objects, places and events.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Ping Pong Ball Launcher

Students work collaboratively to design and build a device that uses simple machines to launch ping pong balls.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Toy That Moves

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a toy that is moved using forces applied by magnets.

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Learning Strategies

KWL: Know/Want to Know/Learned

KWL is a strategy that encourages students to think about what they already know about something and what they wonder about it or what want to find out.

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Learning Strategies

Think/Pair/Share

Think/Pair/Share is a collaborative learning strategy where students work together to answer a question, or begin to solve a problem.

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