Properties of Energy for Grades 3-5
An Inquiry Approach
British Columbia Edition
Properties of Energy from Hands-On Science: 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 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; 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 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.
Other Hands-On Science books for grades 3–5
Properties of Matter
Land, Water, and Sky