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In this lesson students will be able to use block-based coding to design, code, and build systems for environmental monitoring (specifically temperature) and then can improve upon their system to increase energy efficiency and usage. This can be done online using Tinkercad or physically with Micro:bits. Please see the slideshow for lesson details and instructions in the speaker's notes.
In this guided online lesson, students will learn the steps of scientific research, what scientific integrity is and why it matters from a health information perspective. They will explore the scientific process through an experiment about handwashing and learn how scientists use this process to solve real-world problems. Each learning objective is followed up by an online game or hands-on activity to reinforce the concepts.
Students will click through an interactive choose your own adventure story to help them prepare for vaccination day and explore the questions they have about vaccines, like:
● What are vaccines?
● How do vaccines work?
● Why are vaccines important?
● How do I deal with vaccine-related anxiety?
Students will create an algorithm, a step-by-step process, to draw or build a structure in the same way that Bees and 3D printers are guided by natural or computer-generated algorithms to create specific structures. This can be done in 2D on paper, or, optionally, expanded to three dimensions using 3D-doolder pens or another building tool.
Students learn about circuits and the difference between conductive materials and insulators in our school program, “Let’s Get Electric”. In this post activity, students will use materials to create a circuit that will cause LEDs to light up in a greeting card. Students will get an understanding of how some greeting cards with sounds and lights are created.
In this lesson, students will be introduced to the idea of computational thinking, specifically through writing with algorithms in specific steps first through the idea of procedural writing, and then extending to review the Circulatory System. This lesson should be planned for after the students have an introduction to the circulatory system.
Students build a structure and do experiments to study the forces created internally when the structure experiences an earth quake. They also compare different shock absorbers as ways to reduce the impact of external forces on the structures.
This is the first lesson in a set of five on energy, with a focus on energy storage. Each lesson can be done on its own. In this lesson students will learn about renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
This is the second lesson in a set of five, with a focus on energy storage. In this lesson we take a closer look at energy transformation and how energy can be stored.
This is the third lesson in a unit of five. In this lesson, students will now apply what they have learned so far to build an energy storage device. This will serve to keep building their understanding over the rest of the unit.
This is the fourth out of a five lessons unit. It builds directly on the last one, in which students built an energy storage device. In this lesson they will demonstrate what they built and take a more in depth look at all the devices that were built to understand them better.
This is the fifth of a five lesson unit on energy storage and conservation. By looking at energy storage the students have become aware of loss of energy. In this lesson we will specifically focus on that in the context of our own homes and thermal insulation.
This is lesson one in a five lesson unit on the theme of earthquakes. Earthquakes provide an exciting and interesting entry point to discussing forces and how they act on and in structures and mechanisms. In this lesson we start by having a look at a number of big natural forces and the impact they can have on structures and the environment.
This is lesson four out of five lessons on the forces of structures in an earthquake. In this lesson students will build on what they learned in lesson three by reinforcing and/or modifying the design of their structures.
The aim of this post activity is to reinforce the concepts learned in the Rocking’ Detectives school program by using their new skills to make identifications of unknown “rocks”. Students can also see how what they learned is actually useful in the real world and gives them greater knowledge of the world around them.
In this lesson, students will identify which habitat is best for an animal’s physical adaptation.
This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Students use balloons and their hair to generate static electricity, and then transform that electrical energy into light.
While doing 5 activities, students will explore how their 5 sense create sensory (information) input for their brain which processes the information and gives sensory output or actions for their body.
In this lesson, students will determine how the physical properties of materials make them useful for particular tasks. After considering an example together as a class, students will test materials and determine their effectiveness based on a simulated environmental disaster – an oil spill.
We’ve all seen water at its 3 states of matter: Steam from a boiling kettle; Water in a glass; and Ice cubes. In this activity, students will investigate the freezing, melting, and boiling points of different substances and determine what differences and similarities may exist.