We started by doing a See/Think/Wonder around the empty incubator and then followed that up by doing another one once the eggs had been added to it. There was lots of discussion around the role of the temperature played. Some of the children made connections to the incubator or box as they called it keeping the eggs warm like a mother bird would. From my observations, almost all of the children were certain they would be from a bird or a bird would be in them. For example, June said “I think birds, birds have eggs.” Another said, “If they are birds eggs and we heat them, then they will hatch.” Some thought that the eggs were just food to eat but couldn’t reconcile why we would be keeping them in a warm box if that were the case.
Author: Elizabeth Smith, Don Galbraith Award winner, Wilfrid Laurier University This activity is intended as an introductory exploration of simple machines. The teacher will engage students by... read more
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Author: Alicia Brand, Don Galbraith Award winner, Laurentian University This activity engages the students in the creation of designing and constructing a garden, planting and growing different... read more
Students will be completing the assignment entitled Making Molecules (see hand-out link below) created by science-class.net where they will have to create models of different compounds using beads... read more