The students and teacher will go on a walk to look for and record the different types of structures they see in their community. Discussion will revolve around what a structure is, what makes it strong and stable, and what forces act on it. An investigation of structures can result from this shared experience. After gaining knowledge of structures, students will be asked to design and build a structure, such as a longhouse or a pioneer house, which is strong, stable, and can withstand forces applied to it.
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
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
We are most accustomed to making observations directly with our eyes. Students therefore often find it conceptually challenging to comprehend the reasoning and logic used by scientists studying atoms... read more