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Hands-On Science and Technology for Ontario, Grade 5

An Inquiry Approach

Ontario Edition

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

Categories: Education, Elementary, Science & Technology
Softcover, coil bound : 9781553797111, 343 pages, April 2018
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799405, 343 pages, September 2020


Experienced educators share their best, classroom-tested ideas in this teacher-friendly, activity-based resource.

The grade 5 book is divided into four units:

  1. Human Organ Systems
  2. Forces Acting on Structures and Mechanisms
  3. Properties of and Changes in Matter
  4. Conservation of Energy and Resources


  • 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.)