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Teacher and students will participate in an inquiry designed to consider how reflective surfaces of windows might pose as a potential danger for birds. Students will have the opportunity to make observations through field work (community walks), as well as conduct research to learn about birds, their habitat, basic needs and develop a solution and prototype to help protect birds from harm using the Design Thinking approach.
This is a 2 week low safety risk, high engagement, creative, design, build, inquiry-based and presentation activity that involves students in developing a thorough understanding of current electricity and how to apply that to electrical circuits in a meaningful and fun way.
Thanks for the ideas Otto!
The K20 Center examines I Notice, I Wonder, an instructional strategy that helps students create good questions from the information at hand by writing down what they notice and what they wonder about a new topic. Support active learning in your classroom with this series of videos on instructional strategies, their strengths, and their uses. Continue reading
This activity was a problem-based learning project where students choose cases for context, determined the problem, researched and then shared or presented their learning to the class. Continue reading
This module is part of a series produced by the Ontario Science Centre on getting your students learning in a play-based classroom featuring indoor and outdoor activities centred on the Earth and Space curriculum strand.
What it’s about:
- Students use materials provided to construct a shelter for a toy animal.
- Students test their shelter by blowing on it (like the Big Bad Wolf). Will it be able to withstand a strong wind?
- How would the characteristics of the shelter change with the seasons (e.g. shelter from strong sun,
waterproof shelter for rain, insulation from cold, etc.)?
- How do animals in Ontario adapt to changing seasons and colder weather (e.g. growing a thicker coat, migration, hibernation, storing food, etc.)?