Resources for the New Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum

Science North is developing a series of new resources in support of the implementation of the new Ontario Elementary Science and Technology Curriculum.

Each webinar will be delivered live on the date indicated at 3:30pm EST, and will feature two distinct lesson plans. The webinars will be recorded for future access and will remain free and available to view at your leisure.


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CODING EFFICIENCY + INDIGENOUS MATERIALS

Grade 1

grade 1
1re année

This is the first of Science North's virtual webinars aimed to support teachers with the updated Ontario science curriculum. The first part of the webinar will explore an unplugged coding lesson focused on counting steps and efficiency. The second lesson will explore natural and modified materials and their traditional uses by Indigenous peoples.

Coding Resources
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WATER SECURITY + ANIMAL MOVEMENT

Grade 2

grade 2
2e année

Science North's virtual webinars supporting the updated Ontario science curriculum continue with this two part session. First, teachers will learn about water treatment and the challenges faced by indigenous communities. This is followed by a lesson about the locomotion of animals that will get students moving. 

Resources
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CODING WITH MOVEMENT + SOIL EROSION

Grade 3

grade 3
3e année

NOVEMBER 1, 2022 3:30pm EST

In this third Science North virtual webinar, teachers will be guided through a coding and an earth science lesson that ties into the updated curriculum. The coding section uses a Micro:bit to identify different inputs and outputs related to movement while the earth science section uses a hands on activity to show how trees help prevent erosion.

Resources
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MACHINES and CAREERS + ROCKS and MINERALS

Grade 4

grade 4
4e année

NOVEMBER 3, 2022 3:30PM EST

The grade four Science North virtual webinar is not one to miss. In the first section, teachers will be introduced to four experiments related to different mechanisms and how they’re used in various careers. In the second section, teachers will be guided through the traditional use of rocks and minerals by Indigenous peoples to make art and jewellery.

Resources
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CODING IN HEALTH + STRENGTH OF PLANTS

Grade 5

grade 5
5e année

NOVEMBER 21, 2022 3:30PM EST

The fifth Science North virtual webinar for the updated science curriculum includes coding content with a focus on health, and a structures component with plants. The first part will use a Micro:bit to explore how technology can track vital signs while the second part uses three unique hands-on experiments to demonstrate the strength found in plants.

Resources
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BIODIVERSITY + MASS, WEIGHT & GRAVITY

Grade 6

grade 6
6e année

NOVEMBER 23, 2022 3:30PM EST

In Science North’s sixth virtual webinar supporting teachers with the updated Science Curriculum, learners will learn an active and engaging game to demonstrate biodiversity as well as experiments to support teaching mass, weight and gravity in the classroom. These activities are sure to be a hit with students and an excellent way to engage them in science.

Resources
Video

 

FORM and FUNCTION + AGRICULTURE PRACTICES

Grade 7

grade 7
7e année

DECEMBER 5, 2022 3:30PM EST

Science North’s virtual webinars continue with this session catered to the grade 7 curriculum. In the first part of the webinar, teachers will look at how coding and technology are an important part of building safety into structures. From there, the second part compares monoculture and polyculture farming while also examining the Three Sisters planting method used in various Indigenous communities.

Resources
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MELTING GLACIERS + OIL SPILLS

Grade 8

grade 8
8e année

DECEMBER 7, 2022 3:30PM EST

In this eighth and final virtual webinar developed by Science North, teachers will participate in activities built around Matter and Energy and Earth and Space Systems in the new science curriculum. In the first part of the webinar, teachers will examine how climate change has contributed to the melting of glaciers. In the second part, they will assess the environmental impact of fluid spills. In both scenarios, hands-on experiments will support students understanding of the underlying science concepts.


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