Inquiry Based Learning Ideas for Strong and Stable Structures (Stability Unit), Forces Causing Movement (Forces Unit), Growth & Changes in Plants (Plants Unit), Soils in the Environment (Soils Unit) bulletin boards for Grade 3 Ontario Science Curriculum! A great addition to your science units! This inquiry board will be a great addition to your classroom!
*BUNDLE!! Includes ALL FOUR STRANDS!!!*
(Individual units coming soon- $5.00 each)
Everything you need to add some inquiry-based learning to your grade 3 classroom! These items are ready to use, just print, (laminate if desired) and pop them on to your board! Give your students some sticky notes and see how they will astound you!
★ Title pieces (in Tina's Signature Preppy Colours & Style)
★Big Ideas Overview Full Page Poster
★6 Sample Inquiry Question Prompts
★30+ high quality photographs to provoke questioning, conversation and scientific thinking. Photos are of student-friendly topics they will recognize and relate to.
★One "Photo Wall" One-Page option, ideal for ink-savers and smartboard users
★ Wonder Journal (with the 6 suggested questions as well as blank for more options/differentiation)
★ Home Connection- Oral Communication Presentation instruction sheet for parents, planning sheets for students, sample complete project sheets (great to show parents and students what is expected), and assessment checklist.
★Generic Wonder Write prompt page
★ Assessment Checklist (for wonder write or inquiry oral interview)
★Generic Question Prompts (For Expert Inquirers Or For Gradual Release Towards Independent Question Creation).
★★[For Each Of The Four Strands!] ★★
Why Should I Use This?
This is a great way to add some more inquiry to your science units in a manageable and age appropriate way. Your young learners will see you modelling the questioning process and the board provides many entry points for easy differentiation. Think about the range of discussion you can have from a simple photo! The photos are great for ESL students and students with low reading levels as they can jump right in to the conversation. I truly hope this board becomes a classroom staple for you and your students!
How Do I Use This?
The beauty of this item is that it is easy, easy, easy! Once the board is up, students can add their wonders and their wows using sticky notes. To introduce your unit the students could look at the photos and make some predictions, do a few turn and talks, or note ideas on sticky notes. As you are working through the unit, be sure to refer back to the board (example: “Today we learned about struts and ties, when you have a chance today, look at our wonder wall and see if you see any examples of struts and ties in the photos. Why are they located where they are? Be sure to note your thinking on a sticky note if you find some!). If you have an early finisher, encourage them to find some new wonders or maybe even chose another person’s wonder to investigate and answer.
BONUS: Your admin will LOVE that this board is inquiry based, bright, real life focused, AND interactive. This bulletin board will NOT become ‘wallpaper’ in your room, because your students will be constantly adding to it, you will be referring to it, and it will be growing and changing with the advancement of your unit.
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