Hands-On Science for Manitoba, Grade 3 An Inquiry Approach By Jennifer E. Lawson Series: Hands-On Science for Manitoba Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Elementary, Science & Technology Show edition details Softcover, coil bound : 9781553793113, 370 pages, December 2015 Softcover, coil bound $134.00 View Table of Contents READ EXCERPT Download Digital Resources Share: Table of contents Introduction to Hands-On Science for Manitoba, Grade 3 1 Program Introduction 2 The Foundations of Scientific Literacy 2 Program Principles 2 Program Implementation 3 Program Resources 3 Classroom Environment 6 Timelines 6 Classroom Management 6 Classroom Safety 7 Scientific Inquiry Skills: Guidelines for Teachers 7 Observing 7 Exploring 7 Classifying 7 Measuring 8 Communicating, Analyzing, and Interpreting 8 Predicting 10 Inferring 10 Inquiry Through Investigating and Experimenting 10 Inquiry Through Research 11 Addressing Students’ Early Literacy Needs 11 Using the Design Process 11 Developing Attitudes Related to Science, Technology, and Society 12 Cultural Connections 12 Indigenous Connections 12 Technology 13 Sustainability 13 The Hands-On Science Assessment Plan 14 Assessment for Learning 14 Assessment as Learning 14 Assessment of Learning 15 Performance Assessment 15 Portfolios 16 An Important Note to Teachers 16 Assessment Reproducibles 17 Unit 1: Growth and Changes in Plants 29 Introduction 30 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes 33 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Scientific Inquiry and Design Process Outcomes 34 Books for Students 36 Websites 38 1 What Do We Know About Plants and Their Needs? 40 2 What Are the Parts of a Plant? 44 3 What Are Some Special Features of Plants? 49 4 How Do Plants Adapt in Order to Survive? 59 5 What Is the Life Cycle of a Plant? 65 6 What Parts of Plants Do We Eat? 75 7 How Can We Investigate the Needs of Plants? 81 8 How Can We Design a Terrarium to Sustain Living Things? 94 9 In What Other Ways Are Plants Important to Humans? 103 10 How Can Dye Be Made From Plants? 108 11 How Do Plants and Animals Depend on Each Other? 114 12 How Do Plants Help Reduce Erosion? 119 13 How Can We Protect Plants? 123 14 Inquiry Project: What More Can I Learn About Plant Products? 127 Unit 2: Materials and Structures 133 Introduction 134 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes 136 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Scientific Inquiry and Design Process Outcomes 137 Books for Students 139 Websites 140 1 What Is a Structure? 141 2 Where Are Structures Found? 145 3 Which Materials Are Stronger Than Others? 150 4 What Are Joints? 160 5 How Can We Build Structures to Be Stronger and More Stable? 168 6 How Can We Build a Frame That Is Strong and Stable? 173 7 What Structures Has Nature Engineered? 179 8 How Are Structures Around the World Similar and Different? 185 9 What Are Some Careers in Design and Building? 191 10 What Other Structures Can We Build? 194 11 Inquiry Project: What More Can I Learn About Important Buildings and Structures? 208 Unit 3: Forces That Attract and Repel 213 Introduction 214 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes 216 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Scientific Inquiry and Design Process Outcomes 217 Books for Students 219 Websites and Online Videos 220 1 What Is a Force? 222 2 Which Objects Do Magnets Attract? 228 3 How Is a Magnet Made? 235 4 How Can a Magnetic Force Be Altered? 242 5 What Is a Magnetic Field? 251 6 How Is Earth Like a Giant Magnet? 258 7 What Are Helpful Uses and Harmful Effects of Magnets? 264 8 What Is Static Electricity, and How Is It Created? 270 9 How Does Humidity Affect Static Electricity? 274 10 How Can the Force of Static Electricity Be Demonstrated Safely? 280 11 How Does an Electroscope Work? 285 12 What Effect Does Gravity Have on Different Objects? 291 13 Inquiry Project: How Can I Design a Game That Uses Gravitational, Magnetic, or Electrostatic Forces? 298 Unit 4: Soils in the Environment 303 Introduction 304 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes 306 Curriculum Correlation Chart: Scientific Inquiry and Design Process Outcomes 307 Books for Students 309 Websites and Online Videos 310 1 What Do We Know About Soil? 312 2 What Are the Different Types of Soil? 318 3 How Can Soil Components Be Separated? 324 4 How Much Water Can Different Soil Types Absorb? 330 5 How Do Different Soils Affect the Growth of Plants? 336 6 What Lives in Soil? 341 7 How Can Organic Materials Be Recycled? 346 8 Inquiry Project: How Do Humans Use Earth Materials? 352 References for Teachers 361 About the Contributors 363Access Digital Resources 364 Related Media Description Hands-On Science for Manitoba is filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activities. The grade-three book is divided into four units: Growth and Changes in Plants Materials and Structures Forces that Attract or Repel Soils in the Environment This new edition includes many familiar features for both teachers and students: curriculum correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; digital reproducible student materials; materials lists; and hands-on, student-centred activities. Useful new features include: the components of an inquiry-based approach a four-part instructional process—engage, explore, embed, and enhance ideas for embedding Indigenous knowledge, multicultural connections, and real-world application an emphasis on technology and sustainability infused into all units a fully developed assessment plan that includes opportunities for assessment for, as, and of learning a focus on the design process to solve real-life practical problems inclusion of learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL) Download the FREE digital resources that accompany this book by following the instructions printed on the first page of the Access Digital Resources page.