This demonstration illustrates the presence and importance of chemistry in everyday objects, including our food. It is an interesting way to start the discussion of acids and bases or to connect acids and bases to the pH scale and extend the discussion to acid-base indicators. Red cabbage is an example of a naturally-occurring acid-base indicator. Many household products are acids or bases and often products that are used for similar tasks have similar pH values.
Students will participate in the following design challenge: With the increase in extreme weather, design a bridge with a specific purpose and adaptations to withstand the weather conditions of the... read more
Author: Elizabeth Smith, Don Galbraith Award winner, Wilfrid Laurier University This activity is intended as an introductory exploration of simple machines. The teacher will engage students by... read more
This unit plan, Wild Rice Integration, introduces a multi-grade (1-3) cross-curricular approach to teaching students about Wild Rice-Manoomin - a cultural symbol and essential staple in a sacred way... read more