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.
This unit plan, Wild Rice Integration, introduces a multi-grade (4-8) cross-curricular approach to teaching students about Wild Rice-Manoomin - a cultural symbol and essential staple in a sacred way... 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
In this demo, a polyethylene strip is charged by rubbing with wool. The strip is then used to test what happens to the flow of charge when the strip is placed in contact with a conductor (iron nail)... read more