Grade 5 Online Program
Mining Quest (60mins)
In this role-play-based program, a diamond has been found in Canada’s far north, the challenge to your students is to apply their understanding of the rock cycle and the thinking processes a geologist would use in the field to locate a potential source for that diamond. Our facilitators will work with teams of students to examine clues, apply their knowledge and collaborate to locate the source of the diamond.
Programs are framed around key inquiry questions and provide opportunities for students to apply curricular competencies such as observation and questioning while developing a more in-depth understanding of key content areas. We are committed to a respectful and holistic approach to Indigenous knowledge by acknowledging the First Peoples Principles of Learning.
Earth materials change as they move through the rock cycle and can be used as natural resources.
The rock cycle.
Local types of earth materials.
The nature of sustainable practices around BC’s resources.
Questioning and Predicting
Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest.
Planning and Conducting
With support, plan appropriate investigations to answer their questions or solve problems they have identified.
Processing and Analyzing Data and Information
Demonstrate an openness to new ideas and consideration of alternatives.
Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence.
Communicate ideas, explanations, and processes in a variety of ways.