Classroom Examples: Primary School: Science

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Accessible Learning for All

The diversity in today’s classrooms is enormous. Students represent a wide array of prior experience and knowledge, with a wide ...Continue Reading
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Boat Design: Making Learning Visible

Task: Through this inquiry, grade two students at Elizabeth Rummel School in Canadian Rockies Public Schools came to understand the ...Continue Reading
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Case Study on Flight and Air & Aerodynamics

Students became engineers who applied and tested new understandings to their designs and prototypes... Continue Reading
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Community Map Makers

Grade 1 students were tasked with creating a community map identifying and describing important features or landmarks.... Continue Reading
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Decomposition Lab

After watching a video of a bowl of fruit decomposing, grade 4 students were challenged to design an authentic science experiment that would identify variables that have the greatest impact on the rate of decomposition.... Continue Reading
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Exploring Kainai Plants and Culture

This site weaves these strong threads of connection. A web of children, elders, plants, landscape and the stories that bind them together. These stories provide a path for our children to the future. ... Continue Reading
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Exploring Nature in the Early Learning Classroom

This early learning teacher infused the natural world into her classroom through a series of engaging explorations.... Continue Reading
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Fish Story

The Kindergarten and Grade 1 scientists in Mrs. Boxma's class are investigating fish. They have generated many questions and are busy searching for answers.... Continue Reading
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High Quality Work: Writing and Drawing in Science with Early Learners

In this collaboratively designed task, grade 2 students became experts on the little Brown Bat...... Continue Reading
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Robotics

Engaging students in science inquiry and engineering by enabling them to create, invent, and explore with digital technologies.... Continue Reading
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Sled Engineering

Task: The processes and ways of knowing inherent in the engineering field, helped to guide these teachers as they designed this ...Continue Reading
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Wetlands Study

Every year, Kathy took her Southern Alberta Grade 4 class to the local pond to observe, test and sample the water. Class data was meticulously recorded and saved.... Continue Reading

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