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  • This assignment is designed for students to take a look at some of the toxic chemicals that exist in their community.

     

    It encorporates many grade 9D chemistry and biology expectations. 

     

     

    Here are some links to student work :

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  • Food availability is limited in some regions of the world for many reasons, such as access to natural resources (sunlight, space, water, soil). Due to urbanization, access to fresh fruit and vegetables in urban areas is becoming more limited. How do we feed our communities and ensure food...

  • Title:                         How Much Fun Can We Make With Electricity?

     

    Grade Level/Course Code: Grade 6

     

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  • Student Blogs for Learning Resources, Sharing, Peer Feedback, Projects and Display of work with open access for all grades and subjects.

     

    Technology Focus

    Combine the...

  • Authors Michael Frankfort, Danny Ho and James Dark With Special Thanks To Adam Murray, Denny Chen and Ethan Chu

     

    Title: How To Survive A Natural Disaster?

     

    Grade Level/Course Code: Gr.7 Science & Technology

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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...