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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

What is an Insect

How are insects similar to and different from humans? What makes an insect an insect?

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Pictures

Insects: Part 2

10 images of insects.

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Pictures

Insects

10 images of insects

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Design And Build

Design & Build a Bee House

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a simple bee house to provide a nest for solitary bees in a garden environment.

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Inquiry

Plant Life Cycle

Students develop and apply the skills of comparing & contrasting, observing and communicating as they explore life cycles of familiar plants.

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Inquiry

Animal Adaptations

Students develop and apply the skills of collaboration and communication and the skills and processes of computational thinking to learn about ways in which animals are adapted to live in their environments.

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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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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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Books

They All Saw a Cat

In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

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Books

Make Way For Ducklings

The book tells the story of a pair of mallard ducks who decide to raise their family on an island in the lagoon in Boston Public Garden, a park in the center of Boston, Massachusetts.

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Books

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I know an old lady who swallowed a fly, I don't know why she swallowed a fly, Perhaps she'll die.

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Books

Beaver, Beaver Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam

Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.

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Books

Time to Eat: Animals Who Hide and Save Their Food

Animals all over the world hide and save their food in amazing ways.

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Books

The Earth and I: Rise and Shine

This story celebrates friendship that one child has with the Earth.

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