Do Animals Belong in the Zoo?

This inquiry resource package on animals for ELKP is designed to assist teachers in planning an inquiry-based learning opportunity. The outline is infused with learning objects that your own class has presented in their discovery learning around the topic of animals, our connection to animals, animal life cycles, and the ethics of animals living in a zoo. The time required and the direction of the inquiry-based learning activity will depend on the time that you can allocate to the learning activity, students’ prior knowledge, skill, and level of interest.

 

Where Can We Find Sound? 

This inquiry resource package on sound for ELKP is designed to assist teachers in planning for an inquiry-based learning opportunity. This resource outline is to be supplemented with learning objects that your own class has presented in their interest of sound: where does sound come from, how can we make different kinds of sound? The time required and the direction of the inquiry-based learning activity will depend on the time that you can allocate to the learning activity, students prior knowledge, skill, and level of interest.

 

The Curious Naturalist

This inquiry resource package on the environment for ELKP is designed to assist teachers in planning an inquiry-based learning opportunity. This resource outline is to be supplemented with learning objects that your own class has presented in their discovery learning around the topic of the environment, life cycles, and stewardship, and how they can make a difference since we are all connected. The time required and the direction of the inquiry-based learning activity will depend on the time that you can allocate to the learning activity, students’ prior knowledge, skills, and level of interest.  

 

What Would it Be Like to Live in Space?

This inquiry resource package on space for ELKP is designed to assist teachers in planning for an inquiry-based learning opportunity. This resource outline is - supplemented with learning objects that your own class has presented in their interest of space and what life would be like in space. The time required and the direction of the inquiry-based learning activity will depend on the time that you can allocate to the learning activity, students prior knowledge, skill, and level of interest.

 

Super Structures!

This unit focuses on students’ approach to building with various materials. Teachers can observe students’ construction with manipulatives and scaffold their knowledge by posing problem-based learning opportunities. Students will be able to build various structures, problem solve with different ‘environmental’ factors, use various manipulative and recycled materials to build their own structures.

 

Unraveling the Earth

This unit focuses on students’ approach to earth elements (sand, soil, rocks, minerals, and fossils) with various materials. Teachers can observe students with earth elements and manipulatives to scaffold their knowledge. Students will be able to explore earth elements; problem solve with different ‘environmental’ factors; and use various manipulative and recycled materials to explore the different earth elements.

 

Water Wonder

This unit focuses on students’ approach to water and how it is a part of people’s lives. Teachers can observe students’ construction with manipulatives and scaffold their knowledge by posing problem-based learning opportunities. Students will be able to build, explore, test, and problem solve with different recycled materials, and use various manipulatives. Students will also communicate the importance of preserving and caring for the environment.