Information for Teachers

Curriculum links

This investigation is linked to the following Grade 3 Next Generation Science Standards and C3 Social Studies Standards for Grades 3–5.

LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
Many characteristics of organisms are inherited from their parents (3-LS1-1)

D2. His. 2.3-5: Compare life in specific historical time periods to life today.

ETS1.C: Optimizing The Design Solution
Different solutions need to be tested in order to determine which of them best solves the problem given the criteria and the constraints (4-PS4-3)
Testing a solution involves investigating how well it performs under a range of likely conditions (4-ESS3-2)


How to search the internet

1 Keep your request short

Fewer words will give a more accurate search.

2 Choose exactly what you want

For example: Arctic Circle Climate

3 Use quotes

Double quotes around a set of words tell the search engine to consider those exact words in that exact order without any change. For example: “Arctic Circle Climate”

4 Use the plus sign (+)

If you add a plus sign (+) between words, the internet will search for all the words. For example: migrate+birds+whales+mammal

5 Use the minus sign (–) to say what you don’t want

Use a minus sign (–) to show words you do not want to appear in your results. For example: if you search for burrowing animals and do not want mammals in your search,  –mammals will exclude mammals. Note that you need to put a space before the minus sign for the word to be excluded.

6 Be very clear about what you don’t want

Part 1
Ask questions and define problems

After reading Keeping Well, you may have many questions about the different ways people try to keep well.

List your questions.

  • Compare your list with questions that others have.
  • Choose a question you would like to investigate.
  • You can work alone, with a partner, or in a small group.

You may want to choose one or more of these questions to investigate

Q1. What does “keeping well” mean to you?

Q2. What things do we need to stay healthy?

Q3. What science and medical inventions have assisted people in staying healthy?

Go to Part 2 Investigate →

Part 2

Helpful websites

You may want to use websites to help you’re your investigations.

You can search the internet for Healthy+kids+images and make some notes about what you see.

You can search for the topics “kids health,” or “how to keep well as a child.”

Go to Part 3 Record data →

Part 3
Record data

Find a way of recording your information that will allow you to see any patterns in the data.

Data Chart for ways people keep well     

(Download and change to suit your information)

Download Chart
Go to Part 4 Organize, analyze, and interpret data →

Part 4
Organize, analyze, and interpret data

1. Look over the information you have gathered and the patterns you have found.

What things have made people unhealthy?

What do we need to stay healthy?

What health dangers do we face today?

2. Search for other patterns.

How can we try to stay safe?

What technologies have assisted people in staying healthy?

3. Makes notes about what you find.

Go to Part 5 Present and share →

Part 5
Present and share

Look over all of the information that you have gathered in your investigation.

What are the most important ideas about keeping well and healthy?

Make a chart showing the most important ideas.

Download Chart
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