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  • Students will design, perform, and document their own experiment examining the effect(s) of a plant growth regulator (PGR). All students are expected to have a basic understanding of a variety of PGRs based on an introductory worksheet. Students are then divided into groups of 2 – 4 to do...

  • Circuit Challenge – Lab

    Your teacher needs to approve your circuit before you move on to the next challenge.

    REMEMBER…only TWO wires should...

  • After the first couple of units in the grade 11 University Chemistry (SCH3U1), students have reviewed and gained a sufficient background to begin a field assignment. 

    Introduction and Collection of Prior Knowledge

    By allowing students the opportunity to...

  • This is a cross-curricular project between Science and Geography that allows students the opportunity to explore, research, and ‘experience’ sustainability with a focus on water in their local and global community.  It is suggested that this project be assigned in the latter part of the...

  • The intention of the following learning experience is to share, facilitate, and develop an understanding of biodiversity through inquiry, related to the overall Science expectations, as well as some of the expectations in Language and Social Studies.  The process begins with...

  • Using the Facebook page CDDHS Science (https://www.facebook.com/CDDHS-Science-684746874874694/), students choose a topic of interest that relates science they are studying to innovative or practical applications, recently...

  • Learning Goal:

    Is to design and create a DIY structure (frame, shell, solid or combo) that serves more than one purpose, incorporates a cantilever, and to investigate the relationship between the design and function of these structures and the forces that act on them....

  • Can understanding particle theory and heat transfer modes help you build efficient devices to improve our daily lives?

    Resources linked to the right. 

    Learning goal

    • Heat is a form of energy that can be transformed and transferred. These processes...