The students and teacher will go on a walk through the schoolyard/neighbourhood doing a litter collection/clean-up. They will use the items collected to begin a discussion about objects, the different materials that they are made of, and why they are made of those particular materials. These items can be sorted into garbage, recycling, and compost, discussing reasons for the choices and why it is important to use the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) in everyday life. An investigation of object characteristics and material properties will result from this shared experience. After gaining knowledge of different objects, materials, and joining methods, students will be asked to design and build a structure using appropriate material and joining choices.
This two-part lesson includes a Minds On activity where the teacher can invite a male elder or knowledge keeper to come in and share their knowledge around fire and the job of a fire keeper. The... read more
Chemists are constantly faced with the daunting task of counting large numbers of items, specifically atoms, ions, molecules and compounds. This task is made even more difficult by the fact that not... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Myself and two other teachers came together to team teach strands of Grade 9 Geography, Science, and English that could be looked at through a farming lens. Our class had already partnered with a... read more