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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

Animal Life Cycles

Students develop the skills of sorting and classifying and comparing and contrasting as they investigate the life cycles of animals.

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Design And Build

Design & Build A Marble Run

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a marble run that meets specific criteria.

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Inquiry

Rosie’s Walk

Students develop and apply the skills of communicating, sequencing and spatial reasoning as they create and navigate a maze to get Rosie the Hen safely home for lunch.

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Inquiry

Which Fastener is Best?

Students develop the skills of Planning (selecting and using materials) and Communicating as they investigate which fastener is best for joining different types of recycled materials to make a useful object.

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Pictures

Animals: Babies and Adults

20 images of animal pairs such as polar bears, turtle, dogs and birds in their juvenile and adult stages of life

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Inquiry

Day and Night

Students learn about and apply the skills of observing, sorting and classifying, and comparing and contrasting as they learn about the cycle of day and night.

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Pictures

Structures: Statues And Towers

8 images including the Statue of Liberty and various towers from around the world such as the Eiffel Tower, CN Tower and Xi'an Bell Tower

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Structures: In Canada

5 images of structures in Canada such as an Inukshuk, CN Tower and the Parliament Building including their locations

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Pictures

Structures: Historical

11 images of structures with historical significance from different civilizations such as pyramids, statues on Easter Island and Stonehenge

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Structures: Bridges And Gates

5 images of some mass and frame structures from around the world such as the L’Arc de Triomphe gate and the Brooklyn Bridge

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Flowers: Radial Shape

7 images of some symmetrical flowerheads such as asters and sunflowers whose petals radiate from the centre of the flower

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Flowers: Trumpet Shape

5 images of some flowerheads such as petunias and lilies that start as a narrow base and widen to an open shape

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Flowers: Irregular Shape

3 images of some asymmetrical flowerheads such as an iris and an Orchis Sima or Monkey Orchid

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Flowers: Cup Shape

8 images of some flowerheads such as roses and water lilies whose outer petals are longer than the petals in the centre of the flower

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Fish: Saltwater

14 images of some fish such as lion fish, grouper and sharks that live in saltwater environments like oceans, saltwater lakes and aquariums

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