In this inquiry-based exploration, students will learn about stability through hands-on activities, media content, case study and a final project. The overall purpose is to have students gain a deeper understanding on what makes a structure (natural or human-designed) stable from its foundation to the materials that are used. In the final investigation, students will research at least one natural disaster and design a structure that should be able to withstand it. Please note that this project encompasses more of the overall expectations and big themes associated with this strand of the Grade7 Science & Technology curriculum, it is not meant as a replacement to other types of hands-on activities and lessons that the teacher may choose to use in their classroom. Elementary teachers often have more than just Science on their timetables, so teachers are encouraged to find ways to incorporate aspects of this strand into other curriculum areas. As well, this is a great exploration for the students and a good foundation of the Science concepts for the teacher with perhaps not a specialist background in the subject itself.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
"Our bodies are bombarded by bacteria and viruses. For those that make their way inside, our immune system is on guard, waiting not only to kill the invaders but also to create memory cells that will... read more
Students use an app called Goosechase and do a photo and/or video scavenger hunt where they obtain short clips on a topic (in this case - about careers). They can later use this footage to make a... read more
In this inquiry-based activity, students will design and build a model of a greenhouse using mirrors and/or lenses that can be used to grow food all year. They will use their knowledge of optics to... read more