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Grade 8

Scientific Experimentation with Python Graphing

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will use the scientific research process to determine the type of grass that grows the tallest, while graphing growth data with Python, to discuss the efficiency of water resources.

 

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Calculate Work in Scratch

Coding

Coding
Codage

Use scratch to create a simple program to calculate mechanical work, given force and distance.

                                                                                                      

 

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Systems as Algorithms

Coding

Coding
Codage

In this lesson, students link the concepts of systems and algorithms by expressing the actions of a system as an algorithm. Since different inputs and outputs of a system act differently, group inputs and outputs into 3 broad categories: energy, matter, and information, and treat each independently before culminating in examining a complex system that makes use of all 3.

                                                                                                      

 

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Do YOU have a Concussion?

Biology

Biology
Biologie

Students will learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. This activity will encourage further discussion about concussions with friends and family. Adapted from Scrambled Brains Activity by Parachute.ca

                                                                                                      

 

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Neuron Circuits

Biology

Biology
Biologie

Students will make a circuit with playdough, and use it as a metaphor for how a concussion can affect our neurons and slow the transmission of nerve impulses. Adapted from Brainfacts.org – Squishy Neuron Activity

                                                                                                      

 

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Thumb Wrestling

Physics

Physics
Physique

Students learn about hydraulics and pneumatics, and how they can be used to lift loads in our school program “Devising Devices”. In this post activity, students will battle each other with syringes and see who will win a thumb wrestle war.

                                                                                                      

 

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Unicellular Organisms and the Ozobot

Coding

Coding
Codage

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure and function of plant and animal cells and cell processes.

                                                                                                      

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Scratch and Cells

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will learn about Scratch Coding, and compare the idea of scratch blocks to living cells.

                                                                                                      

 

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Coding Water System Cue Cards

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will learn appropriate terminology related to climate change, including, but not limited to: water table, aquifer, polar ice-cap, and salinity by coding digital cue cards.

                                                                                                      

 

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Water Treatment Process with Ozobots

Coding

Coding
Codage

Students will learn about the process in which municipalities use to process and distribute water while designing and creating a map to illustrate the process with a coded Ozobot.

                                                                                                      

 

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Solve a Cellular Mystery - Spot the Differences

Biology

Biology
Biologie

This is a Post Activity for the Solve a Cellular Mystery Program at Science North. Using the PowerPoint presentation provided, students will play~Spot the Differences to review their knowledge about animal and plant cells.

                                                                                                      

 

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Controlled Buoyancy Submarine French as a Second Language

General

General
General

In this lesson, student will apply their understanding of density and buoyancy to create a submarine. Using a pop bottle, they’ll be required to adjust the submarine’s buoyancy so that it can both float or sink. This is an inquiry-based activity where students are encouraged to apply the engineering design process. Strategies to teach this as an FSL lesson are provided.

                                                                                                      

 

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Build Your Own Microscope

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In this lesson students will learn the importance of microscopy to cell biology as well as the history of microscope development and the difference between a single lens microscope and a compound microscope.

                                                                                                      

 

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Hard Working Organelles

Biology

Biology
Biologie

This lesson will start with reactivating what students already know about organelles and cells. In this lesson the students will learn the specific organelle structures and their functions in both plant and animal cells.

                                                                                                      

 

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The Incredible Shrinking/Growing Bear

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In this lesson students will develop a hypothesis and design an experiment to change the volume of gummy bears. They will understand the process of diffusion and osmosis and their importance to cells.

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Diffusion and Osmosis- For Teachers

 

Extracting DNA from Peas

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In this lesson students will learn the basic procedure involved in extracting DNA from the cell’s nucleus. They will assess why DNA extraction could be important to human health or the environment.

                                                                                                      

 

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Hay! I Can Grow One-celled Organisms

Biology

Biology
Biologie

In this lesson students will compare unicellular organisms to multicellular organisms. They will also observe unicellular organisms in a water sample.

                                                                                                      

 

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Build a Submarine Part 1

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson one in a five lesson unit on fluids. The unit uses submarines as a framework on which to build knowledge and conduct experiments. This lesson focuses on fluid basics and building a hydrometer.

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Fluids - For The Classroom

 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - For Teachers

 

Build a Submarine Part 2

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson two in a five-lesson unit on fluids. The unit uses submarines as a framework on which to build knowledge and conduct experiments. This lesson focuses on what submarines do.  There are experiments on pressure and depth and how fluids of different densities layer on top of each other.

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Fluids - For The Classroom

 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - For Teachers

 

Build a Submarine Part 3

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson three in a five lesson unit on fluids. The unit uses submarines as a framework on which to build knowledge and conduct experiments. This lesson focuses on building a simple submarine that can be raised and lowered by adjusting the amount of air in it.

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Fluids - For The Classroom

 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - For Teachers

 

Build a Submarine Part 4

Physics

Physics
Physique

This is lesson four in a five-lesson unit on fluids. The unit uses submarines as a framework on which to build knowledge and conduct experiments. This lesson focuses on building a second submarine that can propel itself.

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Fluids - For The Classroom

 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - For Teachers

 

Build a Submarine Part 5

Physics

Physics
Physique

 

This is lesson five in a five-lesson unit on fluids. The unit uses submarines as a framework on which to build knowledge and conduct experiments. This lesson focuses on Archimedes principle and buoyancy.

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Fluids - For The Classroom

 

Hydraulics and Pneumatics - For Teachers

 

Cell Biology – Build an Animal Cell

Biology

Biology
Biologie

This is a Pre Activity for the Cell Biology School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students use craft materials to design and build an animal cell model to demonstrate its basic structure and function.

                                                                                                      

 

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Make a Watershed

Under The Same Stars

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Students will make their own watershed and test them to see where water and pollution will flow.

                                                                                                      

 

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Watersheds

Climate/Environment

Climate/Environment
Climat

In this lesson, students build a watershed and use it to conduct experiments which simulate an actual watershed.

                                                                                                      

 

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Water Quality and Watersheds

Climate/Environment

Climate/Environment
Climat

 

In this lesson, students build a model of a watershed to experiment with and learn about the effects of pollution on a watershed.

                                                                                                      

 

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