Grade 5 Physics Teacher Guide (Designed by SD 71 Educators)
Quick Links to Online References Found in Teacher Guide:
Cardboard Automata - a playful way to explore simple machines
Simple Machines Design Project
Simple Machine Challenge: How do simple machines make work easier?
A Guide to Simple Machines
Science First Peoples: Teacher Resources Guide
With the increased inclusion of First Peoples' content in the changing BC curriculum, there is a need to incorporate unappropriated First People's perspectives into Science courses The resources focus on Grades Five to Nine, but can also be applied to other grade levels.
The guide includes background information regarding how First Peoples' perspectives in science can be recognized and included in science inquiry. It also offers curriculum planning suggestions, and provides examples of fully developed units that correspond with the Big Ideas and Learning Standards in the BC Provincial Science Curriculum for grades 5- 9.
This guide is intended in part to address the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, particularly the call to "integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms" (clause 62) and "build student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy and mutual respect" (clause 63).