In this project, students will focus on the human body, its functions, its design, and the ways in which we care for our mind and body through an inquiry and play-based approach.
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.)?