The students will be provided with the scenario that they are going on a trip. However, their group has been stranded somewhere in Canada where there is no available electricity, but there is an energy source from which electricity could be generated. They need to build a shelter and since they do not know when rescue will come, the students need to conserve their use of electricity, with one battery operating at least two devices. In order for the students to direct this inquiry on their own, the teacher needs to lay the groundwork on topics like designing electrical circuits, and alternative ways of producing energy. This inquiry will create an awareness for society’s reliance on electricity and electrical devices.
Categories: Lab/Student Activity
Students first get introduced to the concepts of pure substances and mixtures, and the particle theory by doing a photo-hunt for matter in their home and exploring the world of particles through... read more
Written by Michelle Miller, Don Galbraith Award Winner 2019-20, Trent University In this activity, students will identify biotic and abiotic elements they find in various ecosystems. They will... read more
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.... read more