Looking for Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology centres?
These rocks and minerals science centres are LOW PREP
and easy to implement. Just print and laminate all of the student instruction cards for use year after year. Place the instruction cards and materials in buckets or tubs. Students record their findings on the student booklets included. Divide students into groups to rotate through each of the centres. You can also make multiple copies of the centres and have the students work in groups on the same activity/investigation.
**Several of the centres require the teacher to provide materials. Most of these materials are easy to obtain. Please check out the extensive PREVIEW to learn more about what the centres include and what materials the teacher will need to provide.**
These grade 4 science and technology centers align perfectly with the Ontario Science Curriculum Expectations for Rocks and Minerals (Understanding Earth and Space Systems)
10 Hands On, Inquiry Based Learning centres: students work in small groups or individually to rotate between 10 centres over the course of unit. Ten types of centre activities including hands-on and minds on activities and investigations (Let's Inquire, Let's Read, Let's Match, Let's Analyze, Let's Explain, Let's Tech, Let's Create, Let's Explore, Let's Sort, Let's Draw). Students can rotate through each of the centres OR you can use the activities for whole class instruction while students work in small groups to complete the investigations.
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