This resource has been developed by the Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/L’Association des professeur de sciences de l’Ontario with funding and technical support from Ontario Teacher’s Federation/Fédération des enseignmentes et des enseignants de l’Ontario

The “Connecting with the Natural World” curriculum project has been designed to create engaging science and technology activities that increase elementary students’ interest in the areas of sustainability and environmental stewardship. It provides teachers with suitable hands-on activities to foster this interest. The project demonstrates the effective strategies to encourage students and teachers to take better care of the environment by physically getting them back into the natural world. Integrating different disciplines helps students combine their mathematical, logical, scientific, linguistic, artistic, and social knowledge to make their lives and interactions with the world clearer. Integration with other subject disciplines has been provided throughout the lessons. Special consideration has been given to the Social Studies curriculum. Activities encourage the use of inquiry and critical thinking.

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