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Properties of Matter for Grades K-2

An Inquiry Approach

by Jennifer Lawson, other primary creator Rosalind Poon; Deidre Sagert; Lisa Schwartz & Melanie Nelson

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The new Hands-On Science comprehensive resources completely align with the redesigned Science Curriculum for British Columbia. Grounded in the Know-Do-Understand model, First Peoples knowledge and perspectives, and student-driven scientific inquiry, these resources emphasize Core Competencies so students engage in deeper and lifelong learning, develop Curricular Competencies as students explore science through hands-on activities and foster a deeper understanding of the Big Ideas in science.

Using a multi-age approach, each book contains resources for both teachers and students and includes: Curricular Competencies correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; reproducible student materials; material lists and; a five part instruction process - Engage, Explore, Expand, Embed, Enhance, an emphasis on technology, sustainability, and personalized learning, a fully developed assessment plan for summative, formative, and student self-assessment, a focus on real-life Applied Design, Science, and Technology, learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL) and place-based activities, Makerspace centres and Loose parts.
 

About the Authors
Jennifer Lawson, PhD, is the originator and senior author of the Hands-On series in all subject areas. Jennifer is a former classroom teacher, resource/special education teacher, consultant, and principal. She continues to develop new Hands-On projects, and also serves as a School Trustee for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Rosalind Poon has been a science teacher and Teacher Consultant for Assessment and Literacy with the Richmond School District for the past 18 years. In her current role, she works with school teams to plan and implement various aspects of the curriculum by collaborating with teams in professional inquiry groups on topics such as descriptive feedback, inquiry, assessment, and differentiation. Her passions include her family, dragon boating, cooking with the Instant Pot and making sure that all students have access to great hands-on science experiences.
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Deidre Sagert specializes in early years education, and is currently working as the Early Years Support Teacher for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. She brings 20 years of experience to her current role where she mentors early years teachers in incorporating play-based learning and inquiry into all subject areas. She is passionate about ensuring all students have access to a stimulating environment where they are engaged in hands-on experiences and authentic learning. She enjoys spending time with her family in nature for rejuvenation and inspiration.
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Lisa Schwartz has been a Teacher Consultant for Assessment and Literacy with the Richmond School District for the past six years. As a consultant, Lisa facilitates professional learning with small groups and school staffs on topics such as the redesigned curriculum, Core Competencies, differentiation, inquiry, and assessment. She also works side by side with teachers co-planning, co-teaching and providing demonstration lessons to highlight quality, research-based instruction that supports all learners. Lisa is passionate about engagement, joyful learning, and success for all students.
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Melanie Nelson is from the In-SHUCK-ch and Stó:lo¯ Nations, and has experience teaching kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adults in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. She has taught in mainstream, adapted, modified, and alternate settings, at
the classroom, whole school, and district levels. Trained as an educator in science, Melanie approaches Western science through an Indigenous worldview and with Indigenous ways of knowing. Her Master of Arts thesis explored the experience of Indigenous parents who have a child identified as having special needs in school, and she is currently completing a Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology at the University of British Columbia.
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Contributor Notes

Jennifer Lawson, PhD, is the originator and program editor on all of the Hands-On series. In addition to her writing, Jennifer teaches in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba. She is a former classroom teacher, resource/special education teacher, consultant, and principal. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her husband, Barry, and sons, Devon and Jeremy.
 

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 8
Grade:
k to 2

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