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  • Using the AirPlay feature on the iPad/iPod/iPhone you are able to display the screen of the device onto a computer (mirroring).  If it’s a class set or one single device, you can make lessons more interactive by displaying students work on the projector, pass around the device and...

  • As a class we watched a TED Talk by Willie Smits on the deforestation of Boreo for the palm oil industry. The science described in the video can be challenging for grade 10 students, however it engaged them thoroughly in the topic. During the video, students brainstormed questions they had...

  • Students used blogging as a way to guide their learning about ecosystems. As a class we brainstormed ecosystem issues while watching a documentary. Groups then used a series of blog prompts to design their own learning around specific concepts in relation to their chosen issue. 

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  • A Framework for Developing a Student-Led Lab Activity

    Intention:

     The nature of physics experiments (in the high school classroom) creates a perfect situation to allow students to generate their own testable questions. Many of...

  • Paper “clickers” are a simple and cost effective way to boost students’ conceptual understanding and improve their metacognitive skills. All you need is a computer, data projector and paper multiple choice answer cards (clickers) for each student, and you can get started! The basic technique is...

  • How can studying an animal help people build a proper habitat for it? 

    Learning goal:  To understand that animals have distinct characteristics.  Animals have needs that must be met in order to survive.  Animals adapt to their environment.

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  • Part 1: Research and plan

    Students can research what type of plastic that they want to make (from corn, potato, milk, etc).

    They can use the Smarter Science framework and their steps to inquiry poster or booklets  (...

  • Over-arching Inquiry:  Can the understanding of biodiversity help us to analyze the impact of man's actions?

    Learning Goal: Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems; analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things

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