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Desiree Marshall-Peer

Desiree Marshall-Peer (MC, BSC) is a Cree-Ojibway educator focusing on re-envisioning the British Columbia education system in innovative ways. Desiree has several years' experience with the BC Ministry of Education renewed curriculum and competencies, with input on graduation transformations, and assessment. She has certification in Design Thinking and Maker philosophy. Desiree is currently a professor at the UBC-Okanagan School of Education.

BC Hands-On Science: An Inquiry Approach: Living Things for Grades 3-5
Format: Coil Bound
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian;
Grade Levels: 3; 4; 5;

Living Things from Hands-On Science for British Columbia completely aligns with BC’s New Curriculum for Science. Grounded in the Know-Do-Understand model, First Peoples knowledge and perspectives, and student-driven scientific inquiry, this custom-written resource:

  • emphasizes Core Competencies, so students engage in deeper and lifelong learning
  • develops Curricular Competencies through hands-on activities
  • fosters a deep understanding of the Big Ideas in science

Using proven Hands-On features, Living Things contains information and materials for both teachers and students including: Curricular Competencies correlation charts; background information on the science topics; complete, easy-to-follow lesson plans; reproducible student materials; and materials lists.

Innovative new elements have been developed specifically for the new curriculum:

  • a multi-age approach
  • 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, Skills, and Technologies
  • learning centres that focus on multiple intelligences and universal design for learning (UDL)
  • place-based learning activities and Makerspaces

Living Things for Grades 3-5 will address Core Competencies and Learning Standards while students
explore the following Big Ideas:

  • Living things are diverse, can be grouped, and interact in their ecosystems.
  • All living things sense and respond to their environment.
  • Multicellular organisms have organ systems that enable them to survive and interact within their environment.

Educator Information
This book is from the Hands-On Science: An Inquiry Approach (for BC) series. The new Hands-On Science comprehensive resources completely align with the redesigned Science Curriculum for British Columbia.

Recommended for use with students in grades 3 to 5.

Additional Information
150 pages | 8.50" x 11.00"

Authentic Canadian Content
Authentic Indigenous Text