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.
Student Activity: What Time Is It?
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
The sky has been mystifying civilizations for thousands of years. Many civilizations have performed religious ceremonies and timed agricultural activities based on celestial events such as eclipses... read more
Spoon Gongs: A Guided Inquiry Experience for Elementary Learners
Categories: General Interest, Lab/Student Activity
Written by Ben Cardin, Don Galbraith Award Recipient 2022, Wilfrid Laurier University. As a pre-service teacher, my experience of education in Ontario is vastly different to what I... read more
Teacher Demo or Activity: Pop Rocks - What a Gas!
Categories: Lab/Student Activity, Teacher Demonstration
This activity allows students to explore the composition of the candy Pop Rocks by observing the reactions that take place when Pop Rocks are placed in water. read more