Based on feedback from teachers last spring, we have planned a series of after school sessions supporting new content in the K-7 science curriculum.
This month, the after school science series session focused on the grade 4 science curricular content of energy. We looked at the big ideas, competencies and content and also looked to grade 5 curricular content to see where they more “natural resource”-based forms of energy were included in the curriculum – solar, wind, hydro, etc. We looked at a variety of picture and information books as starting places for students to gain some understanding of energy before they begin their own investigations.
The following are some compiled information about the curricular content and applicable resources.