Grade 3 students were introduced to simple tools and design strategies before diving into a trans-disciplinary project (Science & Technology, Social Studies, Mathamatics, Language and The Arts). The culminating activity was to design and build a new landmark for a specific location in Ontario. The new landmark would have to stand the test of time, and would need to serve an important purpose or function. The entire process was spread over several months. A trans-disciplinary unit plan, as well as several templates that may help students to track their progress through the Engineering Design Process have been included.
This unit plan asks the overarching question: how does our increasing understanding of genetics impact our personal decisions and choices? The unit is divided into the following subsections: 1.... read more
This integrated set of activities strives to incorporate learning out of doors, environmental connections to the grade 5 science topic of Conservation of Energy and Resources as well as big ideas... read more
The Climate Change unit in grade 10 science was the focus of our innovation project. We decided to incorporate aspects of the Specialist High Skills Major program into our project in order to develop... read more