Categories: Lab/Student ActivityThere are a number of birds and other species in nature that use the principles of flight and there are specific physical features that enable these species to fly. Humans have created ways to transport themselves using flight and there are certain characteristics we... read more
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Categories: Lab/Student ActivityWhen light from the sun hits the Earth's atmosphere, the shorter wavelength blue light gets scattered in all directions at the same time. This is why the sky appears to be blue. The intensity of blueness is greater directly overhead compared with the blueness closer... read more
Categories: Teacher DemonstrationThis is a Thermite reaction that can be done safely indoors. The rust (Fe2O3) reacts with the aluminum foil (Al) to produce aluminum oxide (Al2O3), elemental iron (Fe) and heat. This reaction is a highly exothermic, single replacement reaction. Aluminum is oxidized... read more
Categories: General InterestThis resource explains the concept of internal resistance in a cell and how adding a load affects the total voltage. It prompts the prediction of what measured voltage would look like in a future scenario. To access this content, you must purchase School Membership... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityThis activity can be used to demonstrate how to use renewable energy from the sun as an alternative to non-renewable energy sources. It also provides an opportunity to reuse materials originally created for another purpose. To access this content, you must purchase... read more
Categories: Lab/Student ActivityStudents explore the meaning of families by discussing their own families, creating a family portrait, using texts, outdoor experiences, and guest speakers, and then connecting their ideas to the natural world through animal families. They will concretely explore an... read more
Connecting with the Natural World Junior Division Integrated Curriculum: Assessment for Outdoor Learning
Categories: General InterestAssessment for, as, and of learning can all be done while learning outside. The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning (Ontario Science and Technology Curriculum grades 1-8, 2007, p. 21). Since inquiry-based and experiential-based... read more