Grade 3: Understanding Structures & Mechanisms
Strong and Stable Structures Science Kit.
Call Number: TBD
Covers the following:
Strand A: STEM Skills and Connections
Strand D: Strong and Stable Structures
Through this kit, students will explore both structures, and the materials that they are constructed with. Students learn first-hand about the strength of building materials through multiple activities, and are given the opportunity to construct various structures. Also included and incorporated into this kit is an unit plan which constructs the learning objectives for this strand around an indigenous perspective and story. Teachers are encouraged to bring various building materials as needed for specific activities, such as marshmallows or a larger collection of LEGO bricks. This kit provides materials for five activities.
A teacher guide by McIntyre Media. Accompanying DVD can be found on the first floor Teacher Resource Room, QC 21.3 .P53 2012 DVD pt.002.
This unit covers the Understanding Structures and Mechanisms strand of Grade 3 Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum, Strong and Stable Structures, through use of culturally representative Indigenous stories and learning materials.