Living Things for Grades 3-5 An Inquiry Approach British Columbia Edition By Jennifer E. Lawson Series: Hands-On Science for British Columbia Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Science & Technology Show edition details Softcover, coil bound : 9781553798750, 220 pages, September 2019 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799665, 220 pages, September 2021 Softcover, coil bound $92.00 Ebook (PDF) $74.00 View Table of Contents Download Digital Resources Read Excerpt Share: Table of contents Introduction to Hands-On Science 5 About Hands-On Science 5 Format of Hands-On Science 5 The Multi-Age Approach 6 Inquiry and Science 6 The Goals of Science Education in British Columbia 6 Hands-On Science Principles 7 Cultural Connections 8 Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge 9 References 12 How to Use Hands-On Science in Your Classroom 13 Multi-Age Teaching and Learning 13 Module Overview 13 Talking Circles 16 Multiple Intelligences Learning Centres 17 Icons 18 Makerspaces 19 References 20 Curricular Competencies: How to Infuse Scientific Inquiry Skills and Processes Into Lessons 21 Observing 21 Questioning 21 Exploring 21 Classifying 22 Measuring 22 Communicating, Analyzing, and Interpreting 23 Predicting 25 Inferring 25 Inquiry Through Investigation and Experimentation 25 Inquiry Through Research 26 Addressing Students’ Literacy Needs 27 Online Considerations 27 References 28 The Hands-On Science Assessment Plan 29 Student Self-Assessment 29 Formative Assessment 31 Summative Assessment 32 Indigenous Perspectives on Assessment 33 Connecting Assessment to Curricular Competencies 33 Module Assessment Summary 34 Important Note to Teachers 34 References 34 Assessment Reproducibles 35 How Do Living Things Survive in Their Environment? 59 About This Module 60 Curriculum Learning Framework 65 Curricular Competencies Correlation Chart 67 Resources for Students 69 1 Initiating Event: What Do We Observe, Think, and Wonder About Living Things in Their Environment? 77 2 What Can We Learn About Living Things Through Storytelling? 83 3 What Do We Know About How Living Things Survive in Their Environment? 88 4 What Do We Know About Habitats, Communities, and Ecosystems? 93 5 What Are Some Special Features of Plants? 99 6 What Is a Fungus? 109 7 Why Do Organisms Live in Certain Habitats and Biomes? 114 8 What Are the Characteristics of Producers, Consumers, and Decomposers? 120 9 What Is a Food Chain? 125 10 What Is a Food Web? 130 11 How Do Plants Adapt to Survive in Their Environment? 134 12 How Do Animals Adapt to Survive in Their Environment? 140 13 What Is Biodiversity? 147 14 How Do Humans Sense and Respond to Their Environment? 155 15 How Do Humans Stay Healthy? 164 16 What Happens to Food After We Eat It? 173 17 Why Is Healthy Blood Red? 179 18 How Does Exercise Affect Your Heart and Lungs? 187 19 How Do Healthy Joints, Bones, and Muscles Help You Move? 195 20 Personal Inquiry Project: What More Do We Want to Know About How Living Things Survive in Their Environment? 205 Appendix: Image Banks 209About the Contributors 217 Related Media Description Living Things for Grades 3–5 from Hands-On Science for British Columbia: An Inquiry Approach completely aligns with BC’s New Curriculum for science. Grounded in the Know-Do-Understand model, First Peoples knowledge and perspectives, and student-driven scientific inquiry, this custom-written resource: emphasizes Core Competencies, so students engage in deeper and lifelong learning develops Curricular Competencies as students explore science through hands-on activities fosters a deep understanding of the Big Ideas in science Using proven Hands-On features, Living Things for Grades 3–5 contains information and materials for both teachers and students including: Curricular Competencies correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; digital reproducible student materials; and materials lists. Innovative new elements have been developed specifically for the new curriculum: a multi-age approach a five-part instructional process—Engage, Explore, Expand, Embed, Enhance an emphasis on technology, sustainability, and personalized learning a fully developed assessment plan for summative, formative, and student self-assessment a focus on real-life Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL) place-based learning activities, Makerspaces, and Loose Parts In Living Things for Grades 3–5 students investigate plants and animals. Core Competencies and Curricular Competencies will be addressed while students explore the following Big Ideas: Plants and animals have observable features. Living things have features and behaviours that help them survive in their environment. Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.