The Science IRP Classroom practice and teaching strategies should promote positive attitudes toward science in all students, including those who are typically under-represented in enrolments and careers in science. All students must have equal opportunities to acquire the positive attitudes that foster the development of scientific literacy.
The Science IRP * help students become flexible and adaptable rather than focusing on acquiring specialized knowledge * develop the capacity to think critically * call for a wide range of knowledge, methods, and approaches that enable students to analyze personal and societal issues critically * encourage students to examine the impact of scientific knowledge on their lives, society, and the environment * develop a positive attitude toward science * cultivate students' appreciation of the scientific endeavour and their potential to contribute to it
Make Year Long Schedule (e.g. K-10) May 29 - Jun 23 Processes and Skills of Science Mar 27 - May 29 Earth Science Jan 7 - Mar 12 Physical Science Oct 15 - Dec 20 Life Science Sept - Oct 15. Processes and Skills of Science
Map Out Unit Plants and the Environment 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Assessment Materials Activity Objectives Lesson
Use Suggested Strategies Plants and the Environment 9 8 7 6 5 4 On a model of the Earth, students attach a marker to each continent and to the equator. They hold a flashlight about 30 cm from the model, changing its position so it shines directly above each marker. They move the position of the globe and the flashlight to demonstrate how the sun strikes the Earth’s surface at different times of the year to cause the four seasons. 3 2 1 Activity Lesson
Students are interested in and aware of the sun, moon, planets, stars, and other objects in the sky. Through demonstrations and models, they distinguish the unique features of the Earth and develop an awareness of how day, night, and the seasons are caused by the Earth’s movement around the sun.