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  • I teach a grade 7/8 combined class and for science I combined:

    Grade 7-Interactions in the environment

    Grade 8-Water systems

    The big idea for our inquiry was human activities have the potential to alter the environment. The goal of my project was to have...

  • The inquiry began by the grade 5 students’ wonderings about two students in the community class after an assembly. They noticed that the students were communicating via Proloquo2go. This is a computer picture communication exchange system software that allowed the students to use images to...

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    The purpose of this project is to promote innovation, sustainable water use, and the recycling of materials via the creation of vertical gardens. Four RDSB schools collaborated using Google Hangouts which allowed...

  • The purpose of this project is to promote innovation, sustainable water use, and the recycling of materials via the creation of vertical gardens. Four RDSB schools collaborated using Google Hangouts which allowed students to share their experiences, results and future plans for their...

  • The purpose of this project is to promote innovation, sustainable water use, and the recycling of materials via the creation of vertical gardens. Four RDSB schools collaborated using Google Hangouts which...

  • Tram Nguyen Pham

    STAO Project Innovation

    Secondary B 2017 Cohort

     

    Topic:

    “Infusing global competencies & design thinking in SCH4U Thermochemistry strand”

     

    INTRODUCTION:

    In chemistry grade...

  • Grade 3 students were introduced to simple tools and design strategies before diving into a trans-disciplinary project (Science & Technology, Social Studies, Mathamatics, Language and The Arts). The culminating activity was to design and build a new landmark for a specific location in...