Students will dive into the SBI 4U course using the scenario of Maria’s Travels as a way for students to make self generated connections to curriculum ideas through inquiry using the 3-Pocket method. The 3-Pocket method is used to initiate learning, sustain learning and allow for reflections to occur of future unit topics. A mind map of possible unit connections is available in the catalyst. Possible later course activities include an inquiry-based pulse oximeter lab, a bioinformatics comparative amino acid sequence analysis, and a bioinformatics comparative nucleotide sequence analysis.
I taught the evolution unit in SBI 3U through a series of simulations and paper labs where students examined evidence for evolution. The labs were: 1. Feeding Frenzy (self-generated) 2. Comparing... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
The students and teacher will go on a walk around the schoolyard/community to collect a variety of natural objects. A further collection of items from the classroom will augment this. The sorting... read more
How can an understanding of mechanics, energy and energy transformations help us understand and improve practical devices? Learning Goal: Investigate energy, energy transformations and energy... read more