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Grade 10

Climate Change on the Web

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will work through an introduction to web development using HTML and CSS to create a website on climate change.

 

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Lesson Plan Coding Guide

Monitoring Greenhouse Gases with a Microbit

Coding

Coding
Codage

In this lesson, students will use a Microbit and the temperature sensor to track how heat levels change for closed systems with or without the presence of carbon dioxide.

                                                                                                      

 

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Light and the Microbit

Coding

Coding
Codage

This lesson plan contains three different activities that use the Microbit and its sensors to explore various properties of light.

                                                                                                      

 

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Reaction Time vs Reflex Time

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In this post activity to the school program, Neuroscience, students will learn the difference between reaction and reflex neural pathways. They will simulate what happens in their body during a reaction and during a reflex to better understand why there is a difference between the two.

                                                                                                      

 

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Coding Digital Climate Change Cue Cards

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will learn appropriate terminology related to climate change, including, but not limited to: albedo, anthropogenic, atmosphere, cycles, heat sinks, and hydrosphere by coding digital cue cards.

                                                                                                      

 

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Greenhouse Gases with Ozobots

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will learn about the greenhouse effect, how it contributes to climate change, and how it influences Earth’s climate by coding digital cue cards.

                                                                                                      

 

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Lazer Maze FSL

General

General
General

In this lesson, Students will learn about the laws of reflections through an inquiry-based introductions activity and then apply what they learn to create a laser maze. In the main portion of the lessons, students will be tasked with building a laser system that can be used to protect 9 precious gems in an exhibit hall. Their goal will be to plan, design and build a system of mirrors that reflect a single laser beam to ensure that each of the gems is protected from theft. Students will be asked to demonstrate their laser maze and present how it is used to protect their gem collection. This lesson supports the grade 10 science curriculum and includes a variety of vocabulary strategies that will support FSL learners.

                                                                                                      

 

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The Hidden World-EM

Physics

Physics
Physique

In this lesson students will learn about different forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the devices that are powered by EM radiation. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Optics - For The Classroom

 

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

 

Optics Inventions

Physics

Physics
Physique

In this lesson students will make their own cell phone projector. They should have an understanding of how to draw simple ray diagrams. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Optics - For The Classroom

 

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

 

UV Beads Part 1

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson one of two lessons on UV radiation. Students should have a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this lesson students will plan an experiment on UV beads. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Optics - For The Classroom

 

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

 

UV Beads Part 2

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson two of two lessons on UV radiation. Students should have a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students need the completed UV Beads Inquiry Plan from Part 1. Students will do their experiment from Part 1. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Optics - For The Classroom

 

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

 

Eyeball Optics

Physics

Physics
Physique

 

In this lesson students will dissect a cow/sheep eye. They should have some experience drawing ray diagrams with converging lenses. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Optics - For The Classroom

 

Electromagnetic Radiation and Optics

 

Egg Shell Inquiry Part 1

Climate/Environment

Climate/Environment
Climat

This is lesson one of two lessons on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. In this lesson students will learn the importance of corals and how climate change may be affecting them. They will also learn how to manipulate variable to do a scientific test. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Egg Shell Inquiry Part 2

Climate/Environment

Climate/Environment
Climat

This is lesson one of two lessons on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. In this lesson students will learn the importance of corals and how climate change may be affecting them. They will also learn how to manipulate variable to do a scientific test. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Modelling with Science

General

General
General

Students will be amazed to see what appears to be a mind boggling magic trick. With an easily constructed ‘Science Rope Tube’, teachers will show students how all four ends of the rope tube seem (astonishingly) connected. Students will make observations and inferences, create models, and try to falsify and improve those models.

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Science Fair - For Teachers

 

Clinical Trials and Placebo

General

General
General

Introduce to students the idea that the scientific method isn’t just one single way of doing things.

                                                                                                      

 

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Plants and Their Organs

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In groups, students will conduct a laboratory inquiry to determine whether the root system that draws water up into a plant is more important than the shoot system, which is responsible for photosynthesis.

                                                                                                      

 

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Infections and Abnormalities

Biology

Biology
Biologie

 

In this lesson, students will take part in an interactive simulation to demonstrate the frequency of the spread of infection (ie. AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, etc). They will then choose an abnormality (ie. cancer), disease or virus to further explore. Lastly, each student (or small groups of students) will research their topic to create a public health announcement educating the public about their findings in a “marketplace” setting.

                                                                                                      

 

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Identifying Acids and Bases

Chemistry

Chemistry
Chimie

Students will learn about acidic, basic, and neutral solutions through indicators and pH levels. Students will create their own homemade pH indicators using isopropyl alcohol, warm water, and red cabbage leaves. Students will then compare their homemade indicators to the litmus paper provided by testing each household substance and determining their pH levels based on the colour changes. Finally, students will identify a “mystery”solution using their indicators.

                                                                                                      

 

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Neutralization of Acids and Bases

Chemistry

Chemistry
Chimie

Students will learn about neutralizing acidic compounds using basic compounds. Students will be given two different household acids, phenolphthalein indicator, and one base. Students will add the indicator to the acid, which will show no immediate chemical change, as phenolphthalein appears colourless in acids. Slowly, students will introduce the base to the acid-indicator mixture, until the latter turns completely pink, indicating the presence of a base. Students will then record how much base they have added to one acid, and compare it to how much was added to the other acid. Finally, students will exhibit their knowledge of chemical formula composition by completing the formula on their worksheet entitled “Neutralizing Acids & Bases.”

                                                                                                      

 

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