The skill of questioning allows students to pursue their ideas and explore the world around them. Being able to ask rich questions about who, what, where, when, why, and how, enables students to construct their knowledge and develop an understanding of concepts and experiences.
The Testable Questions Toss-up learning strategy offers students a process to generate and practice writing testable questions that may be applied to conducting fair tests within an inquiry investigation.
The skill of Making Connections involves the process of connecting prior knowledge to new knowledge and experiences. This process allows students to relate what they read, see, do and experience to themselves, to the world around them and/or to other things they have read, seen or experienced previously.
When we measure things, most people are only worried about how accurate, or how close to the actual value, they are. Matt Anticole explains what exactly precision is and how can help us to measure things better.
Without leaves, there would not be life on Earth. Leaf size can vary from the tiniest leaf of the common water fern (Azolla filiculoides) that are just one mm in length, to the largest leaves of the raffia palm (Raphia regalis) measuring 25 meters in length. No matter the size, most leaves are adapted for photosynthesis. This is a very important process where plants convert light energy into sugars and oxygen.
One of the major differences between plants and animals is that plants cannot move from place to place to get away from an unfavourable environment or situation. But this does not mean that plants do not move at all. A tropism is plant movement in response to an external stimulus in the environment.
A tiny, little-understood plant pore has enormous implications for weather forecasting, climate change, agriculture, hydrology, and more.
Stomata (the word stomata means "mouth") are small pores found in the leaves of the plant that helps in gaseous exchange during photosynthesis and respiration.
Did you know that bananas are berries, but strawberries aren’t? A lot of thought goes into classifying fruits and vegetables, and it all has to do with anatomy.
Extreme close-up of germinating tomato seeds.
Grade 10 (Secondary IV)
A Vocabulary Preview learning strategy is used to help students develop and increase their working vocabulary about a topic or inquiry by providing students the opportunity to identify and familiarize themselves with vocabulary before and during an inquiry or other learning experience.
The Key Concept Exploration learning strategy is used to teach and reinforce students’ understanding of key concepts.
The 5Ws and an H Inquiry Planning learning strategy provides small groups of students with a basic framework to establish key tasks and responsibilities for conducting an inquiry.