I have included a collection of tasks that can be used as Assessments/Exit Tickets, small group investigations, homework to support in-class work, independent/paired tasks while investigating the various concepts, conference questions. I have also included a rubric that can be used to send home, outlining the level of understanding and ability to apply information.
Many of the Ontario Curriculum expectations are covered, including:
*identifying materials and fasteners used to make things as well as their properties that enable the object/structure to perform its function
*describing function /purpose of observable characteristics
*identifying the sources in nature of some of the materials that are used in making structures
*designing, building, testing a structure for a purpose
*experimenting to determine properties of materials