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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.

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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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Skill Look-fors

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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 & 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 & 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

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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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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 & 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 & 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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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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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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Backgrounders

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Design & Build Backgrounder

One way that humans apply skills and knowledge as we fulfil our desire to modify the world to suit our needs is through technological problem-solving.

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Design & Build a Seed Saver

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a structure that will protect a seed from the elements.

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Design & Build a Water Tower

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a build a stable structure out of paper to support a 500 mL water bottle.

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Question Matrix

A Question Matrix is a tool to assist students in developing the skill of asking rich, higher-order questions about objects, events, ideas, and places in their environment.

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Skill Look-fors

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Communicating

Communication is the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, and/or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else.

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