Grade 4 Kits

Resource Kit #401 – Weather

Contents:

  1. Our Weather and Water
  2. Our Weather and Water – Teacher supplement
  3. Weather – Usborne Spotter Guide
  4. Hurricanes and Tornados
  5. Weather – A Hands On, Minds Approach
  6. Weather Watcher – Nature Activities
  7. Beaufort Wind Scale
  8. Rain gauge

BC Provincial Learning Outcomes:

  • Measure weather in terms of temperature, precipitation, cloud cover, wind speed and direction
  • Analyse impacts of weather on living and non-living things

 

Resource Kit #402 – Explorers

Contents:

  1. Canadian Explorers
  2. New France
  3. Viking Times
  4. The Kids Book of Canadian History
  5. Explorers of Canada
  6. Canada – The Time Traveler Series

BC Provincial Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply critical thinking including comparing, imagining, inferring, identifying patterns, and summarizing to selected problems and issues
  • Use maps and timelines to gather and present information
  • Gather information from a variety of sources
  • Create a presentation on a selected historical event or topic
  • Identify alternative perspectives on an event or issue

 

Resource Kit #403 – Canada’s Aboriginals

Contents:

  1. Canada’s Natives – Long Ago
  2. Northwest Coast Indians

BC Provincial Learning outcomes:

  • Describe technologies used by Aboriginal people in BC and Canada
  • Describe economic and technological exchanges between Europeans and Aboriginal people
  • Describe Aboriginal’s people relationship with land and natural resources
  • Identify the significance of selected names in BC and Canada
  • Compare governance in Aboriginal cultures to governance in early European settlements in BC and Canada
  • Identify the effect of early contact between Aboriginals and European explorers and settlers
  • Distinguish characteristics of various Aboriginal cultures in BC and Canada

 

Resource Kit #404 – Habitats

Contents:

  1. Habitats – Environmental Series
  2. Nature Ranger
  3. Animals
  4. Canada’s Trees

BC Provincial Learning Outcomes:

  • Make predictions, supported by reasons and relevant to content
  • Use data from investigation to recognize patterns and relationships and reach conclusions
  • Compare the structures and behaviors of local animals and plants in different habitats and communities
  • Analyze a simple food chain
  • Determine how personal choice and action have environmental consequences
  • Demonstrate awareness of the Aboriginal concept of respect for the environment

 

Resource Kit #405 – Light and Sound

Contents:

  1. Light and Sound
  2. Light, Sound and Electricity
  3. Sound and Light
  4. Wonders of Science card game
  5. Small rectangular mirror

BC Provincial learning Outcomes:

  • Identify sources of light and sound
  • Explain properties of light (ie: travels in a straight path, travels in all directions)
  • Explain properties of sound (ie: travels in waves, travels in all directions)