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  • Our project involved a collaboration between four RDSB schools (using G-Suite Apps).  The attatched PDF file provides a detailed description of our efforts.  The general purpose of the project was to promote...

  • I wanted an activity for students that would get them thinking about the shapes of molecules - and how they could connect this to their prior knoweldge of Lewis diagrams and chemical bonding. I use a CPGS model in my classroom where students work in group with defined roles to assure...

  • Water Docs @ School Action Projects is an 8-month learning and action program for Ontario Grade 8 students, delivered through a partnership between Ecologos and Learning for...

  • Water Documentary Project

    Introduction: Students will be creating a water documentary on a water initiative the students develop. They are placed in small groups based on their common desire. They delve into the major water issues of the day by looking at case studies....

  • The students will be given images of different locations that show before human impact on the natural environment, and how nature affects a similar location (e.g. flood).

    They will begin using the ladder of inference...

  • 1. Begin with deep questions on biodiversity/environmental factors:

    1. Recently in the news, we have been hearing about bees dying off. What is/are the problems? Create...

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    Teacher: S. Mitson (D. Wyatt was involved in preliminary development stages)                              ...

  • Students often have many hidden misconceptions about evolution that can be be difficult to identify and correct.   This creates problems when asking students to apply their knowledge of evolution theory and terms to new examples.

    Using WordWriter to assess individual student...