We have been hard at work once again. Today’s post provides our latest science unit for Gr. 4 Science. Our past units have had great success and have been inspired once more to keep creating complete units that address the Ontario Science Curriculum in a cross curricular approach.
Today’s unit addresses the Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Pulleys and Gears. With this unit you do not need to search for other resources. It is a complete unit that will fully engage your students in a variety of ways.
Here is an overview of the unit:
Learning centres: students work in small groups or individually to rotate between three centres over the course of the activity (four types of centre activities: technology, reading/writing activity, creative response, and a fun or hands-on activity);
Whole class lesson/discussions followed by either small group activities or whole class activity
Cross-curricular integration with other subject areas, including Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Media Literacy), Drama, Physical Education, Art, and Health
A focus on Assessment For and As Learning through student self-assessments and group assessments, KWL charts, exit slips, anticipation guides, and project planning sheets;
Reading strategies addressed include making connections, determining important ideas, drawing conclusions, and cause-and-effect;
Differentiated Instruction is achieved through Learning Centres, group work and a variety of hands-on activities and labs
The entire unit, including lessons, assignments, assessments, printables, and centre activities comes to over 120 pages!
Need more? Just click on this link: Demo of Gr 4 Pulleys and Gears
If you have not seen our other COMPLETE units that address the Ontario Science Curriculum, then use the links below to find further information:
Gr. 4/5 Pulleys, Gears, Forces & Structures
Gr. 4 Habitats and Communities
Gr. 4/5 Habitats and Communities & Human Organ Systems
Gr. 5 Human Organ Systems