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  • 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...

  • This activity was developed for the Earth and Space Science strand (Earth’s Dynamic Climate) of the grade 10 Science, Applied course.  It was designed to identify the principal components of Earth’s climate system (sun, oceans, atmosphere and topography of land masses) and to create links...

  • 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...

  • Tech Tool:  EDpuzzle

    What is this? EDpuzzle is an online technology tool that allows teachers to customize videos by cropping, adding voiceovers, inserting questions and notes as well as track student understanding.

    How do I use this...

  • Course:

    SBI3U

    Prior Knowledge Recommended:

    The Scientific Method

    The general principals of Linnaean Taxonomy

    How to read and interpret phylogeny trees

    Basic evolutionary theory

    Strands Addressed:

    Biodiversity Unit:

    • B2....
  • 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....

  • Technology Focus: In this Classroom catalyst, you will be learning how to utilize Google Suite tools: Google Slides to create a digital science journal for...