Category: Science

Easy and Fun Ways to Teach Robotics Through Inquiry Learning

When you hear the word “robotics”, what comes to mind? R2D2? The Mars Rover? Wall-E? Rosie from The Jetsons? Or perhaps your Roomba comes to mind. Either way, robotics is gaining prominence as we discover new ways to get things...

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4 Outdoor Inquiry Learning Experiences for Students in the Autumn

Learning and exploring outside has limitless benefits; it helps students interact with the natural world and make valuable learning connections. For example, observing different types of leaves helps students make connections with shapes, colours, and sorting. Furthermore, some students find...

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6 Unique and Independent Projects for Socially Distanced Classrooms

Teachers across Canada are heading back to the classroom soon. A concern among many is how to facilitate fun, engaging, and independent projects in a socially distanced classroom. There’s a lot of emphasis on collaboration and teamwork, especially in elementary...

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How to Use Nature Journaling in Inquiry Learning

Nature journals are recorded observations of things you see while in nature. They may include sketches of things like animals, trees, clouds, or flowers. It may also include smaller objects such as insects, leaves, twigs, or nuts and seeds. There are no rules with nature journals…

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50 Out-Of-This-World Science and Space Questions for Inquiry Learning

Science can yield some of the most fascinating and rich inquiry questions imaginable. Throw in some outer space learning, and you have yourself a great platform for all kinds of deep questions. While planning for a science inquiry can take...

How Will Schools Look After Coronavirus?

The coronavirus has no doubt changed the way that people function in society – adults, children, everybody. As a teacher, it’s interesting to think about how schools have drastically changed since the outbreak of the Coronavirus. While it’s been difficult...

50 Amazing Nature and Environment Inquiry Questions

Starting a unit on Nature and the Environment and stuck coming up with a question? Let this list help guide you in the right direction, or give you some ideas and inspiration! These questions range in complexity, from simple questions...