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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 two-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. They will learn about the importance of understanding history and increasing diversity is science as they explore the contributions of scientists from different communities and backgrounds. Students will also learn the different parts of a research study and the signs of trustworthy research. 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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will make their own watershed and test them to see where water and pollution will flow.