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In this four-part lesson, students will learn all about health equity, starting by walking through the “seeing over the fence” analogy to understand how equity is different from equality. They will then develop further context for this issue by examining vaccine inequity as a case study. In part 3, one of Science North’s Indigenous Interns interviews a nurse at the Wikwemikong Health Centre on the challenges of achieving health equity in Indigenous communities. In the final section, the Many Nations, One Voice for Wellness team at Telus Spark will take students through a workshop on Dr. Christopher Emdin’s “Science Genius” method with health equity as the theme. Students will learn how to put their thoughts, feelings and experiences about this complex issue into rap and song.
In this three-part lesson, students will learn how scientific research is conducted and why scientific integrity is important in determining what sources of information we can trust. They will understand what can happen when a lack of scientific integrity leads to misconduct and explore scientific integrity with a real-world example of how we develop and test new vaccines. Students will also learn the different parts of a research study and the signs of trustworthy research. They will be introduced to some trusted sources of health information as they learn about the agencies that oversee health research. They will learn about the importance of understanding history and increasing diversity in science as they explore the contributions of scientists from different communities and backgrounds. They will also explore the intersection of science and social issues as they learn how to have discussions about scientific literacy. Each learning objective is followed up by an online game or hands-on activity to reinforce the concepts.
In this lesson, students will understand the role the immune system plays. They will learn about the different types of pathogens, how they infect our bodies and the stages of infection. In the Agents of the Immune System GooseChase experience, students will work independently or as part of a team to complete the missions, learn about the immune system and collect points. Students' submissions in the GooseChase app will remain hidden from other students who participate in the Agents of the Immune System experience.
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.
In this lesson students will make a model of the respiratory system with everyday items. Students will also learn about respiratory diseases and how 3D printing technology can repair parts of the respiratory system. This lesson is intended for the college level.
In this lesson students will learn how yeast metabolizes different kinds of sweeteners. Students will also learn that a variety of factors can impact the gut microbiome, affecting human health. This lesson is intended for the college level.
In this lesson students will calculate the amount of carbon in local trees by doing measures on actual trees. Students will also learn how deforestation affects the carbon cycle. This lesson is intended for the college level.
In this lesson students will build and race balloon cars. They will use free-body diagrams and appropriate equations to analyse motion in the context of Newton’s 3rd Law of motion. This lesson is intended for the university level.
In this lesson students will make a saltwater battery to learn about battery technology. They will demonstrate how the voltage of a battery is affected when battery cells are placed in series or parallel. This lesson is intended for the university level.
In this lesson students will use an oscilloscope to compare the wavelength and amplitude of sounds from various items and instruments. They will perform calculations relating the speed of a wave to its wavelength and frequency. This lesson is intended for the university level.
In this lesson, students will do a resonance experiment using a wine glass and an oscilloscope. Students will calculate harmonic frequencies and wavelengths. This lesson is intended for the university level.
In this lesson students learn about Kirchoff’s Laws for current and voltage in series and parallel circuits by physically simulating circuits as a class and then by building their own circuits. This lesson is intended for the university level.
Through an interactive story, students will experience the issues relating to the water quality of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River basin, from Lake Nipigon downstream to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Hence, students will explore the impacts that local and regional issues can have on the world and experience the inter-connectedness between various human activities (industrial and commercial, agricultural, mining, and personal), and water pollution, both indirect and direct, in order to illustrate that pollution is not always visible. Students will be asked to make decisions in order to manage and prevent water pollution at a personal, local and national level.