inquiry

This inquiry lesson helps students to understand how interactions between First Peoples and Europeans helped to shape Canada’s identity.
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 4
Grade 5
Subject: 
English Language Arts
Through open-ended provocations students are invited to investigate and uncover mathematical concepts. Provocations often begin with an inquiry question, merging students’ interests and curriculum content. In this example, near the end of the school year, students are bringing together two familiar ideas – patterns and shapes. 
Grade Level(s): 
Kindergarten
Subject: 
Mathematics
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This short exercise introduces teachers and students to design thinking. Students are challenged to design a watering system for a school garden that can be sustained with minimal human intervention during summer break. Students will gain an understanding of the needs of various stakeholder groups through empathic interviewing.
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 9
Subject: 
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies
In this design challenge, student teams are asked to create an advertising campaign that will appeal to teens and convey strategies for getting a minimum of 8 hours of sleep per night. Teachers provide opportunities for students to conduct research and explore issues related to sleep deprivation in a digital world.
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 8
Subject: 
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies
Cross-Curricular: 
Physical and Health Education
In this activity, students are challenged to design a prototype machine or tool that is capable of restoring balance to Earth’s damaged ecosystems. Teachers should build prior knowledge related to the concepts of sustainability and ecosystems before the design day.
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 4
Subject: 
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies
Cross-Curricular: 
Science
This video was developed with the intention of welcoming BC Teachers to developing the skills and process of inquiry in their Science classes.
Grade Level(s): 
Kindergarten
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Grade 2
Grade 3
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Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Grade 8
Grade 9
Subject: 
Science
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In the Instant Snow investigation, students will observe and test characteristics of a “mystery powder” that, when water is added, turns into instant snow. The mystery powder is polyacrylate, the same material used in disposable diapers. This lesson outline was designed to work with the Steps to Inquiry process, for students in Grades 3 to 6. Steps to Inquiry is a framework from Smarter Science, which was an outreach initiative of Youth Science Canada. 
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Subject: 
Science
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Teachers and students at Richmond elementary schools, including Lord Byng and Tomekichi Homma, have been examining how mathematics can be experienced in the community, and connecting with stories of place. Inspired by the book Tluuwaay Waadluxan Mathematical Adventures, created by Elders, educators, community members, and students in Haida Gwaii, the Richmond teachers and students have looked for mathematics in their community and posed and solved problems of interest to them.
Grade Level(s): 
Kindergarten
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
Subject: 
Mathematics
This learning activity shows an example of cross-curricular teaching in which students have an opportunity to be innovators and constructors of their own learning. In focusing on designing and marketing a product, this learning activity mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of the world: to be successful in business it is important to have creative ideas, good communication skills, and a solid understanding of financial matters. Therefore, it felt natural and realistic to combine Math, Applied Design, and Language Arts in this activity. 
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 8
Subject: 
Mathematics
Cross-Curricular: 
English Language Arts
Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies
Through the exploration of text, discussion, and the activities of the lesson, students have opportunities to respond to the inquiry question with an informed and thoughtful voice. As students engage with text, collaborate with one another, create personal responses to text, and finally reflect on the process of their learning, they are doing so purposefully, considering the inquiry question. 
Grade Level(s): 
Grade 9
Subject: 
English Language Arts
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