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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.

Books

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

What would it be like if food dropped like rain from the sky? What if you didn't like what fell? And what if too much came? What a mess!

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Water Can Be...

Water can be a thirst quencher, a kid drencher, a cloud fluffer, a fire snuffer Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

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Where Does Food Come From?

This photo essay takes a look at a variety of childhood favorites, tracing different kinds of foods back to their source in words and photographs.

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Pond Circle

In the pond by Anna's house, a food chain begins with algae which is eaten by a mayfly nymph which is eaten by a beetle which is eaten by a bullfrog....

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What if There Were No Grey Wolves?

What difference could the loss of one animal species make in a forest full of animals? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important gray wolves are.

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Come On, Rain!

A recreation of the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.

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What If There Were No Bees?

Grassland ecosystems can be found on nearly every continent. Countless animals and plants live in them. So what difference could the loss of one animal species make? Follow the chain reaction, and discover how important honey bees are.

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The Gingerbread Man

A fast-running gingerbread man is pursued by the old woman who baked him, her husband, and many others. Who can catch the gingerbread man?

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A Rock Can Be...

Rocks may seem like boring, static objects―until you discover that a rock can spark a fire, glow in the dark, and provide shelters of all shapes and sizes.

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Books

From Seed to Plant

Young readers find out how a seed begins, what pollination is, and how flowers, trees, fruits, and vegetables get to be the way they are.

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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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