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  • Grade Level/Course Code: Grade 9 Academic Science-SNC 1D

    Strand(s) and Unit(s): Biology: Sustainable Ecosystems

    Introduction: It is important that as human beings we reduce our ecological footprint. Human beings have impacted...

  • To increase student engagement, learning and critical thinking in the Tissues, Organs and Systems of Living Things unit in SNC2D, an inquiry-based approach was used to redesign the unit. 

    Students engaged in a number of inquiry-based activities to interact with the material in...

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    Title: Animal Survival on Planets

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  • How can studying an animal help people build a proper habitat for it? 

    Learning goal:  To understand that animals have distinct characteristics.  Animals have needs that must be met in order to survive.  Animals adapt to their environment.

    Resources in files to...

  • Projet Innovation: approche STIAM avec élèves de 2e année

    • L’approche STIAM utilise le processus de design d’...

  • Tech Tool:

    What is this? This tool shows teachers how to use an arduino as a cheap safe 0-5V power supply for electricity experiments.

    How do I use this? Link to tech tool how to OR STAO connection to the tech tool

    Why use this? There are two problems using...

  • Grade Level/Course Code: SNC3E -Grade 11 Science, Workplace

    Overview: This learning experience can be used as a culminating activity (in lieu of a final exam) or as a project that covers a number of strands. In an attempt to find out if it is possible to build a building (e.g. a home,...

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    Overarching Question:  How does our increasing understanding of genetics impact our personal decisions and choices?

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