This student-centered inquiry consists of 2 parts to help make the concepts in climate change relevant and applicable to the student’s lives. The first part is an inquiry using the scientific method into one aspect of climate change. The students are tasked with ‘proving’ climate change is real using a selected inquiry question. For Part 2, once all students have shared their findings, they are then tasked with a more project-based learning approach. They will use the engineering design process (also known as design thinking) to create something that answers their question regarding climate change.
The purpose of this activity was to increase my grade 9 students' scientific literacy and research skills. I was finding that an increasing number of my students weren't able to apply critical... read more
In this inquiry-based unit, the students will learn that conserving and protecting our water supply is crucial after they research the biodiversity of a specific ecosystem and discover that water is... read more