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This product was created to complement the Ontario Curriculum Grade 3 Science strand;

• Students will identify structures found in the natural environment and in the built environment.

• Interactive pages; students are asked to sort objects into categories (natural or built). Add this activity to a science notebook or use as a stand-alone activity.

• Use the pages that are already organized to stimulate class discussion and add them to science notebooks. They can also serve as answer keys for students to self-check their work.

• 2 pages for students to add their own ideas; one for natural and one for built structures.

• Posters (colour and black & white) for students to replicate, as closely as they can, using construction toys and/or other materials in your classroom. BW versions are great if you want to save your ink or have students add them to their science notebooks!

• Includes the following clip art versions of famous world landmarks and monuments. I like using these because the lines are bold and defined and easier for students to replicate and build↓

CN Tower - Toronto, Canada
Ashford Castle - Cong, Ireland
Whistler Mountain Inukshuk - Whistler, Canada
Great Pyramid of Giza - Giza, Egypt
Leaning Tower of Pisa - Pisa, Italy
Taj Mahal - Agra, India
Negoro-Ji Pagoda - Iwade, Japan
London Bridge - London, England
Eiffel Tower - Paris, France
Chichen Itza - Yucatan, Mexico
Sydney Opera House - Sydney, Australia
Borgund Stave Church- Borgund, Norway
Statue of Liberty - New York, United States
Arc de Triomphe - Paris, France

♦ Divide students into small groups and have them recreate the same structure or give each group a different one. Rotate the groups through each structure using different materials each time they build.

♦ Great for science centers throughout the unit and beyond!

♦ Print 2 or more per page and create building cards for your STEM centers!

• Student recording sheet for summarizing what they have done at each station/center. It can also be used to assess a written and/or oral presentation and for the culminating task.

• The culminating activity asks students to demonstrate their understanding of structures by building either a bridge OR a tower that is as big as possible (within reason) without compromising stability. I often use this as their science fair project assignment.

• Students must demonstrate the stability of the structure by performing a test -- a simulation of an earthquake (shake the foundation of the structure); a hurricane (wind from a fan); a load (add weight).

• They are then asked to present their structure and the results from the test to the class and during the science fair.

- Student cover page is also included (black & white version of product cover)
- Teacher Guide is included (in English)
- Rubric is also included (Expectations and Levels 1 - 4)**

Add your own ideas as well to help students explore and understand structures!


- Peg


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{science, STEM, strong, stable, structures, project, bridge, tower, castle}
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