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 scaffold their knowledge. Students will be able to explore earth elements; problem solve with different ‘environmental’ factors; and use various manipulative and recycled materials to explore the different earth elements.
Students will be completing the assignment entitled Making Molecules (see hand-out link below) created by science-class.net where they will have to create models of different compounds using beads... read more
In this lab, students will test two different soil samples, one from a natural environment and the other from a location impacted by humans, for their water-holding capacity, organic matter content,... read more
Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest... read more