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Hands-On Science for Manitoba, Grade 3

An Inquiry Approach

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

Softcover, coil bound : 9781553793113, 364 pages, December 2015


Hands-On Science: An Inquiry Approach is filled with a year’s worth of classroom-tested activities. The grade 3 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 great features for both teachers and students: curriculum correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; 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
  • 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
  • learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL)
  • access to digital reproducibles (Find download instructions in the Appendix of the book)