Properties of Energy for Grades 3-5 An Inquiry Approach British Columbia Edition Edited by Jennifer E. LawsonContributions by Rosalind Poon, Lisa Schwartz, Desiree Marshall-Peer, and Melanie Nelson Series: Hands-On Science for British Columbia Imprint: Portage & Main Press Categories: Education, Science & Technology Show edition details Softcover, coil bound : 9781553798781, 200 pages, August 2022 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553799641, 200 pages, October 2022 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 What Are the Properties of Energy? 59 About This Module 60 Curriculum Learning Framework: What We Know and Understand 65 Curricular Competencies Correlation Chart: What We Do 66 Resources for Students 68 1 What Do We Observe, Think, and Wonder About Energy in Nature? 72 2 What Can We Learn About Energy Through Stories? 80 3 What Do We Know About Energy? 85 4 What Is Heat Energy (Thermal Energy)? 93 5 How Is Thermal Energy Transferred? 99 6 How Is Energy Transformed? 106 7 What Do We Know About Forces and Machines? 111 8 How Does a Lever Make Work Easier? 116 9 How Do Wheels and Axles Work? 124 10 How Do Gears Make Work Easier? 130 11 What Can We Learn About Gears and Direction of Movement? 135 12 How Do Pulleys Make Work Easier? 141 13 How Does an Inclined Plane Make Work Easier? 148 14 How Does a Screw Make Work Easier? 152 15 How Does a Wedge Make Work Easier? 156 16 Inquiry Project: How Can We Show Our Learning About Energy and Simple Machines? 160 Appendix: Image Banks 163 About the Contributors 173 Related Media Description Properties of Energy 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, Properties of Energy 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 Properties of Energy for Grades 3–5 students investigate properties of energy. Core Competencies and Curricular Competencies will be addressed while students explore the following Big Ideas: The motion of objects depends on their properties. Light and sound can be produced and their properties can be changed. Forces influence the motion of an object. Download the FREE digital resources (image banks and reproducibles) that accompany this book by following the instructions printed on the first page of the Appendix.