This lesson plan is separated based on the 4- level model of inquiry, as outlined in “Simplifying Inquiry Instruction” by Randy L. Bell, Lara Smetana, and Ian Binns (link in resources). This lesson plan will introduce students to inquiry at the same time as introducing chemical reactions in an impactful way.
Connecting with the Natural World Junior Division Integrated Curriculum: Grade 6 Biodiversity Activities
The lessons in this set of activities are written from the perspective that Biodiversity can be learned best in the outdoors where the diversity of life can be discovered and experienced by students... read more
This unit focuses on students' approach to earth elements (sand, soil, rocks, minerals, and fossils) with various materials. Teachers can observe students with earth elements and manipulatives to... read more
Students are guided through a case study used to introduce the IOU inquiry process (making Inferences from Observations based on Understanding) used in Problem Based Learning (PBL). Opportunity for... read more