The students will be researching and discussing the costs and benefits of being the only source of the mineral tin left in the world. In order to prepare for this inquiry, the teacher needs to lay the groundwork on topics like how rocks are formed, and the properties of minerals. This inquiry will create an awareness for the various uses of rocks in minerals and how they are extracted and refined for human use. This unit fits with the Social Studies: B. People and Environments strand.
By allowing students the opportunity to collect raw data, make observations, question, reason and critically analyse, I feel we are bringing real science into the class. To begin, students' prior... read more
Use a discrepant event to get students to think critically and use their inquiry skills to develop a step by step procudure and analysis to explain it. Communication, collaboration and cooperation... read more