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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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Books

The Snowflake: A Water Cycle Story

The book traces the journey of a single drop of water throughout the year, beginning as a snowflake that melts, flows into the ground, bubbles up in a spring, flows into a farm's irrigation system, evaporates into fog, becomes part of a cloud, rains down, enters a plumbing system, washes a little girl's face, flows out to the ocean, gets swept onto the shore and evaporates into the sky to become a snowflake once more.

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Books

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

What would it be like if food dropped like rain from the sky? What if you didn't like what fell? And what if too much came? What a mess!

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Books

Water Can Be...

Water can be a thirst quencher, a kid drencher, a cloud fluffer, a fire snuffer Find out about the many roles water plays in this poetic exploration of water throughout the year.

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Books

Come On, Rain!

A recreation of the body and soul-renewing experience of a summer downpour after a sweltering city heat wave.

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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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Design And Build

Design & Build a Dam

Students will work collaboratively to design and build a dam that holds back a given volume of water for a certain time.

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