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This cross-curricular science unit allows teachers to meet the Ontario Science expectations for Pulleys and Gears & Forces acting on Structures and Mechanisms when teaching a Gr. 4/5 split
The Combined overall big ideas in this unit are:
Machines, mechanisms, and structures are designed to improve
efficiency or simplify tasks
Forces act on and within structures and mechanisms
Mechanical systems have various impacts on society and the
Lessons include the following:
Learning centres: students work in small groups or individually to rotate between three centres over the course of the activity (four types of centre activities: technology, reading/writing activity, creative response, and a fun or hands-on activity);
Whole class lesson/discussion followed by either small group activities or whole class activity
Cross-curricular integration with the following subjects:
Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Media Literacy)
21st Century Learning
Assessment For and As Learning: Student self-assessments and group assessments, KWL, reflections, key term worksheets, project planning sheets
Formal Assessments: Journal writing, investigations, worksheets, cumulative project, centres booklet
This unit is over 140 pages and you will not be disappointed!
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