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Hands-On Science and Technology for Ontario, Grade 1

An Inquiry Approach

By Jennifer E. Lawson
Categories: Education, Elementary, Science & Technology
Series: Hands-On Science and Technology for Ontario
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Softcover, coil bound : 9781553797067, 329 pages, August 2017
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799368, 329 pages, July 2020


Experienced educators share their best, classroom-tested ideas in this teacher-friendly, activity-based resource.
The grade 1 book is divided into four units:

Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
Energy in Our Lives
Understanding Earth and Space Systems


  • custom-written for the Ontario curriculum
  • uses an inquiry-based scientific and technological approach
  • builds understanding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives


  • includes resources for both teachers and students
  • a four-part instructional process: activate, action, consolidate and debrief, enhance
  • an emphasis on technology, sustainability, and personalized learning
  • a fully developed assessment plan for assessment for, as, and of learning
  • a focus on real-life technological problem solving
  • learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL)
  • land-based learning activities and Makerspace centres
  • access to digital image banks and digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book. )