In addition to studying Biodiversity (Grade 6) and The Characteristics and Needs of Living Things (Grade 1), this fall the Science Buddies are also studying Electricity (Grade 6) and Conservation of Energy (Grade 1).
Today, the Grade 1's and 6's got together to play a game in which the group identified activities that save and waste energy. Part of the game involved having buddies cross under a limbo bar, which was raised if a buddy-pair chose a card listing an activity that saves energy and lowered if a buddy-pair chose a card listing an activity that wastes energy.
The students learned some important lessons about conservation of energy and had a lot of fun in the process!
Today’s learning activity was part of Lesson I in The David Suzuki Foundation’s publication, “Connecting with Nature: An educational guide for grades four to six,” which is keyed to the Ontario Science Curriculum. This document can be downloaded for free at: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/connecting-with-nature-education-guide/
Science Buddies will not be meeting again until November/December, at which time the Grade 6's will invite the Grade 1's to help them explore electric circuits using batteries and bulbs, and build birdhouses as an outreach project related to the Grade 1 Characteristics and Needs of Living Things unit.
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