Grade 3 students were introduced to simple tools and design strategies before diving into a trans-disciplinary project (Science & Technology, Social Studies, Mathamatics, Language and The Arts). The culminating activity was to design and build a new landmark for a specific location in Ontario. The new landmark would have to stand the test of time, and would need to serve an important purpose or function. The entire process was spread over several months. A trans-disciplinary unit plan, as well as several templates that may help students to track their progress through the Engineering Design Process have been included.
During this inquiry-based unit, students will learn that the pure substances and mixtures that we use, both as individuals and as industries, have discoverable properties that are explained using the... read more
This learning experience will develop an understanding of biodiversity through inquiry, related to the overall Science expectations, as well as some of the expectations in Language and Social... read more
This unit plan asks the overarching question: how does our increasing understanding of genetics impact our personal decisions and choices? The unit is divided into the following subsections: 1.... read more