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 resource has been developed by the Science Teachers' Association of Ontario/L'Association des professeur de sciences de l'Ontario with funding and technical support from Ontario Teacher's... read more
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Students reasearch the taxonomic breakdown of a variety of organisms. Students will look at was characterisitcs are present and absent. Through this investigation they will determine the plausible... read more
This is a series of safety activities incorporating the new WHMIS symbols. There is a matching activity, a stations activity and a quiz. It is targeted to grades 9 and 10 but could be used at any... read more