This is a resource to support grade 4 teachers, specifically in Ontario. It can be used as a supplementary package for the teacher, for its individual activities, or an easy to follow student booklet that follows the Ontario curriculum. It is very comprehensive regarding this specific expectation and thus can allow you to use different components from year-to-year (Changing up your material and focus). There are many cross-curricular opportunities to be used as well such as language arts, financial literacy, and media literacy.
The overall expectation covered is to assess the social and environmental impacts of human uses of rocks and minerals.
Specific expectations covered are:
Relating Science and Technology to Society and the Environment
1.1 assess the social and environmental costs and benefits of using objects in the built environment that are made from rocks and minerals
1.2 analyse the impact on society and the environment of extracting and refining rocks and minerals for human use, taking different perspectives into account
Please give me advice on any missing pieces or needs/wants to be included.