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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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Working Safely

The skill of working safely involves students taking responsibility for their own safe participation, and the safety of others, during Inquiries and Design & Build challenges.

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Recording Data

The skill of recording data involves the documenting of data and observations in a variety of forms in order to preserve it for later use.

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Comparing & Contrasting

Comparing and contrasting are ways of looking at things to determine how they are alike and how they are different.

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Sorting & Classifying

The process of sorting involves grouping objects or events according to their similarities whereas the process of classifying involves grouping objects or events into pre-determined groups.

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Making Connections

The ability to make connections involves a process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences.

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Inquiry

Seed Dispersal

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and sorting and classifying to investigate how seeds move from place to place.

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Observing

The skill of observing involves using all of the senses, as appropriate, to find out about the characteristics, properties and attributes of objects, places and events.

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Planning

Planning is a thinking skill that involves identifying methods, materials and a sequence of events to reach a goal, complete a project or accomplish a task.

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Questioning

The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them.

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Predicting

The skill of predicting involves forecasting what is believed will occur in the future.

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Inquiry

Strong Shapes: Cylinders

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they explore the strength of cylinders created using different materials.

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Learning Strategies

Key Concept Explorations

Key Concept Explorations are used to help students learn and then to reinforce their understanding of key concepts.

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Learning Strategies

Observe and Record

Observe and Record encourages students to use all of their senses to gather information about the world around them and to record their observations to support further learning.

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Learning Strategies

Making Comparisons

Making Comparisons is a way of thinking about two or more objects, ideas and/or events to find out how they are the same and how they are different.

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Design And Build

Design & Build an Irrigation System

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple irrigation system that will transport water to at least two plants from one source without leaking.

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