Categories: Lab/Student ActivityFriction is the name of the game! This package is an inquiry based activity that can be used for students to do either independently, in pairs, or even as an entire class. It addresses the grade 3 science curriculum, specifically the strand Understanding Matter and... read more
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Categories: General InterestOne of Sauvé’s (2005) practical and theoretical currents in environmental education called the ‘Naturalist Current’, which focuses on the “intrinsic value of nature,” (p. 13) spoke to me as a science and environmental educator. Since I minored in philosophy and took... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityThe focus of this lesson plan is to allow the students to discover the effects of the centripetal force through an inquiry based activity. The students will experiment with different factors that affect centripetal motion and partially derive a formula for centripetal... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityIn this activity, grade 6 students will explore physical adaptations/ adaptive traits by looking at bird beaks. Students will be tasked to determine how and why bird beaks are shaped based on the food birds will eat. Using a variety of tools to represent each beak,... read more
Categories: General InterestAuthor: Andrea Waine, Don Galbraith Award winner, Nippissing University Throughout the Understanding Earth and Space Systems unit in grade 1, students begin investigating daily and seasonal changes. The big ideas covered in this unit are that changes occur in daily... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityAuthor: Alicia Brand, Don Galbraith Award winner, Laurentian University This activity engages the students in the creation of designing and constructing a garden, planting and growing different types of plants and tracking and collecting measurement data of the plants... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityA great way for students to become engaged and learn about critical scientific concepts is through hands-on activities. Hands-on science experiments allow students to have active learning opportunities, where they are able to become effective and efficient learners... read more
Categories: General InterestBeing aware of best practices in the use of chemicals is essential for maintaining safe and engaging science programs in secondary schools. This document was developed to alert teachers to the hazards posed by certain chemicals and provides guidance on their... read more