The experiments in this book fall under twelve topics that relate to three aspects of earth and space science: Exploring Soils in the Environment, Rocks and Minerals, and Stars and Planets. In each section you will find teacher notes designed to provide you guidance with the learning intention, the success criteria, materials needed, a lesson outline, as well as provide some insight on what results to expect when the experiments are conducted. Suggestions for differentiation are also included so that all students can be successful in the learning environment. The activities in this book have two intentions: to teach concepts related to earth and space science and to provide students the opportunity to apply necessary skills needed for mastery of science and technology curriculum objectives. Meets Ontario Curriculum.
Supplement your science curriculum with the activities and experiments found in this helpful series. Each book offers a list of learning expectations, a teacher assessment rubric, a student self-assessment rubric, and an introduction to the content. The intent of the books is two-fold - to teach concepts and give an opportunity for application. Each activity begins with criteria for success and the learning intent, list of materials, and the procedure to implement the lesson/activity. Pages for each activity (worksheets) are reproducible for group use and include textual information on specific topics along with writing activities, and sometimes hands-on activities. Examples of activities are experimenting with soil absorption in 7th grade, making a sundial in 1st grade, and testing rocks for hardness in 3rd grade. Enjoy learning about the Earth and space above with the addition of these activity books. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Donna
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