Looking for Hands On, Minds On Science and Technology centres?
These STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES 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 easy to locate materials in buckets or tubs. Students record their findings in 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.
These grade 3 science and technology centers align perfectly with the Ontario Science Curriculum Expectations for Strong and Stable Structures (Understanding Structures and Mechanisms).
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).
Assessment Rubrics for Centres and Science Notebooks.
Full sized student pages
Don't forget to teach VOCABULARY first! STRONG AND STABLE STRUCTURES ILLUSTRATED WORD WALL CARDS
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