The lessons provide an easy-to-follow framework for getting started with inquiry-based instruction using the schoolyard as a classroom. Science and math objectives are integrated throughout the activities. The lesson cycle is designed to introduce inquiry skills and procedures in the classroom first so students are well prepared for the outdoor inquiries. The lessons address the objectives of the Life Science Evolution and Genetics strand for Grade 2 as students explore variations and similarities among plant populations. Students will apply math skills as they collect, analyze and interpret data on the varieties and numbers of plants found in a schoolyard.
Author: Annie Jones