Author: Evergreen Canada (Melanie Bergelt)
Grade(s): 1, 2 ,3, 4
Lesson Length: ~40min
Topics: observations, questions, habitats, community
Description: An important building block in the inquiry process is close observation and the questions it generates. In this activity, students act as scientists in research teams to explore different school ground habitats. Students practice outdoor group work skills.
Ontario – Grade 4
Topic: Life Systems
Strand: Habitats and Communities
Specific Lesson Goals:
Grade 2 – Big Ideas
Living things have life cycles adapted to their environment.
Grade 3 – Big Ideas
Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
Grade 4 – Big Ideas
All living things sense and respond to their environment.