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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

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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Inquiry

What is the water cycle?

Students develop the skills of observing and recording observations as they explore how the water cycle works.

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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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