This inquiry unit introduces nests and the concept of shelters/homes. Throughout this unit both the teacher and students will; explore, experiment, discuss, theorize, predict, print, draw, construct, brainstorm and in the end create a nest of their own. The teacher will start with students opinions and theories based off of their prior knowledge. Next they will address misconceptions, experiment with new ideas and come to conclusions based off of the ‘hands-on’ learning experience. All strands of the curriculum will be embedded throughout the unit but, most importantly the students will make connections between what a home/shelter is in their own environment and outside of it.
In this unit plan, students learn to name the six different kinds of simple machines and how they make work easier and more enjoyable for people. They will also learn to design, build and test an... read more
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There are a number of birds and other species in nature that use the principles of flight and there are specific physical features that enable these species to fly. Humans have created ways to... read more
Over-arching Inquiry: How can an understanding of Mechanical Advantage and Mechanical Efficiency help to create a useful application for everyday life? (teacher note: you can always have students... read more