Category: Activity Ideas

5 Fun and Immersive End of Year PBL Project Ideas

As the school year begins to wind down, teachers often look for projects that not only consolidate learning, but let students have a bit of fun at the same time. The end of the school year is a great time...

3 Insightful Cause and Effect Inquiry Project Ideas

Understanding cause-and-effect is an incredibly important skill that students need to learn in order to make sense of the patterns around them. Understanding cause and effect relationships allows students to apply logical reasoning, consider multiple perspectives, and draw informed conclusions...

How to Teach Math Using Inquiry-Based Learning

Teaching math has slowly been evolving from a subject that, for many students, feels useless and trivial, to one that helps provide relevance and build important learning skills inside and outside of the classroom. Inquiry learning helps provide students with...

4 Unique Inquiry-Based Learning Project Ideas

Once you get the hang of inquiry-based learning, it can be tricky to come up with unique project ideas. In fact, simply coming up with an engaging and relevant idea is often the hardest part of the process. In previous...

3 Engaging Thanksgiving Inquiry Ideas to Use in the Classroom

The autumn season in North America is punctuated with holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, but the latter usually gets a gloss-over in the classroom. While many of us wouldn’t think that Thanksgiving is an opportune time for an inquiry project,...

3 Problem-Based Learning Ideas for Back to School 2023

Problem-based learning has become a proactive approach to help students develop critical-thinking and inquiry skills in the classroom. It differs from inquiry-based learning in that the focus of problem-based learning is on solving problems. Planned effectively, these problems are relevant...

4 Back to School Inquiry Ideas to Use in 2023

Fostering an inquiry-based classroom starts at the beginning of the school year. By starting the year with more guided inquiries, students can more easily adjust to an inquiry environment. They will become more open with their curiosities and more willing...

Bringing SpaceX Into the Inquiry Classroom

Inquiry-based learning is a powerful way to learn about the world. It’s also a great way to engage students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics, which have become more relevant in the classroom than ever. A SpaceX inquiry...

Impactful Remembrance Day Inquiry Ideas

Remembrance Day (or Veteran’s Day if you’re in the U.S) is a day to reflect on the history of those who fought and died for Canada as well as those who participated in efforts on the homefront. To remember, in...

4 Spooky Inquiry Learning Ideas to Use in October

As the autumn season gets in full swing, students will inevitably start getting excited about the holiday season. The month of October is the perfect time to introduce some inquiry activities and STEM challenges that are spooky in nature. Some...