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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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Insects: Part 2

10 images of insects.

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Insects

10 images of insects

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Backgrounders

Inquiry Backgrounder

Inquiry is an approach to learning that engages our natural curiosity and desire to make sense of the world

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Bee House

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple bee house to provide a nest for solitary bees in a garden environment.

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Inquiry

Properties of Liquids and Solids

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, comparing & contrasting and predicting as they explore the properties of common liquids and solids.

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Inquiry

Plant Life Cycle

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing & contrasting, observing and communicating as they explore life cycles of familiar plants.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Tall Tower

Students will work collaboratively to design and build the tallest free-standing tower they can with the materials provided.

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Inquiry

Animal Adaptations

Students develop and apply the skills of collaboration and communication and the skills and processes of computational thinking to learn about ways in which animals are adapted to live in their environments.

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Inquiry

Exploring Food Chains

Students develop and apply the skills of questioning, sorting & classifying and making connections as they explore food chains in different habitats.

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Inquiry

It’s Alive… Or Is It?

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and drawing conclusions as they investigate living and non-living things.

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Inquiry

Push and Pull

Students use the Sorting Mats learning strategy and develop and apply the skills of Comparing & Contrasting and Sorting & Classifying as they observe the forces of push and pull acting on everyday objects.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Non-slip Boot Tread

Students work collaboratively to design and build a boot tread that will prevent slipping on an incline of 30 degrees.

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Inquiry

How Surfaces Affect Motion

Students develop and apply skills of predicting, planning a process and analyzing and interpreting as they design and conduct a fair test to investigate the properties of materials that affect the movement of objects.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Floating Device

Students work collaboratively to design and build a floating device.

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Soil Sifter

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a soil sifter that separates soil into three sizes of particles.

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