In Calgary, Alberta, Laura Massie teaches science to grade 7s. This month, she allowed our Discovery Education Community to join them in studying engineering with the Discovery Education Science Techbook and the Alberta Grade 7 curriculum. This is a raw, unedited look at grade 7 students interacting and utilizing Science Techbook
The Big Idea
Students are working collaboratively to acquire background knowledge and understanding prior to exploring and building structures as part of the engineering unit in the Alberta curriculum. For this 40 minute session, students are diving deep into a demolished doghouse Science Sleuth activity to uncover concepts and principles around structures and engineering.
Learn more by stepping into a 360 degree view of Ms. Massie’s classroom. Here are tips to maximize the experience:
- After launching the 360 degree image, spin your view to orient yourself within the classroom.
- Just as students rotate through the centers, follow circled hotspots. Each hotspot contains details about the student experience as well as insight from Laura about the lesson and its goals.
Keep in mind this is an introductory phase in their understanding of structures. Students will continue to develop knowledge and then work collaboratively to design effective structures with a variety of materials. Stay tuned for an update on this post.
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