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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

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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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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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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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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Design And Build

Design & Build a Ping Pong Ball Launcher

Students work collaboratively to design and build a device that uses simple machines to launch ping pong balls.

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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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Objects That Bounce

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they investigate the properties of familiar objects and materials.

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How do Objects Look from Different Angles?

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, predicting and spatial reasoning to explore the position of objects.

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Sound Travels

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and predicting as they explore how sound travels.

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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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