The students will be improving the design of an old house/mall/school/castle by designing and constructing a device that will allow accessibility from one floor to the other so that it fulfills the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and can be sold. In order to prepare for this inquiry, the teacher needs to lay the groundwork on topics like the pulley system and the gear system. This inquiry will create an appreciation for the applications of pulleys and gears in our everyday lives.
Peergrade.io is a free website that allows teachers to provide a rubric for students to use to assess peer assignments. The website allows teachers to see student assignments and the feedback they... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
I have been working on involving more open ended questioning in my classes - how can I better incorportate the ideas of inquiry and sustained inquiry in my teaching? The following is the re-working... read more
This activity is a good opportunity for students to exercise their hypothesis-generating skills, practice making quantitative observations, and apply what they have learned about the fire triangle... read more