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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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Inquiry: 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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What’s In A Name?

Students develop and apply the skills of algebraic reasoning, spatial sense/reasoning and communicating as they explore the mathematics and science and technology in their name.

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Finding Out About Fasteners

Students develop and apply the skills of sorting & classifying and comparing & contrasting as they examine different kinds of fasteners and where they are used.

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What is inside soil?

Students develop and apply the skills of observing and comparing and contrasting as they explore the composition and characteristics of different soils.

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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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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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It’s All in the Shape

Students develop and apply the skills of observing, comparing and contrasting and drawing conclusions they learn about the strength of different shapes used in structures.

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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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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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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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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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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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