I am Strong and Stable – An Interactive Book about Structures
Description of Pedagogical Tool:
This interactive read aloud text was created as our pedagogical tool to introduce and reinforce complex scientific vocabulary and concepts related to the Ontario Grade 3 Strong and Stable Structures unit. Each human-made structure is paired with an engaging image of a child in a yoga pose. Students will gain insight into the concepts of strength and stability by re-creating each structure pose to learn the new vocabulary. This tool is geared toward grade 3 students and English language learners and can be used to introduce the fundamental concept of Structure and Function in the primary and junior grade levels.
Resources Used:The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1- to 8; Science and Technology, 2007; Ministry of
Cubello, M. and Weber, P., Plankton and Tube’s - Amazing Science Adventures.
Images in text “I am Strong and Stable – An Interactive Book about Structures”:
Girls doing yoga: Lilli and Holli Dugan
Dome image: https://s3.amazonaws.com/classconnection/571/flashcards/6883571/jpg/gold_dome-149E4662197517F4F34.jpg
Pyramid image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xPZpH4BDkR4/maxresdefault.jpg
Eiffel tower image: https://rentomod.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/eiffel-tower.jpg
Great Wall of China image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-5pz3OpUSOZg/TdMDOxUE4wI/AAAAAAAAAC0/-b-CKmf8FFk/s1600/great-wall-of-china.jpg
Gateway Arch image: https://www.archives.gov/files/publications/prologue/2016/fall/images/gateway-arch-dawn.jpg
London Bridge image: https://foundtheworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/London-Bridge-1.jpeg