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  • Technology Focus: In this Classroom Catalyst, you will be learning how to utilize the Scratch Junior App to create a digital science journal entry and/or scientific explanation for Primary students.                     ...

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    Introduction:

    Upon becoming a parent, I read the book “Slow Death By Rubber Ducky: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health” which outlined the dangers that exist with chemicals in our personal...

  • The Climate Change unit in grade 10 science was the focus of our innovation project.  We decided to incorporate aspects of the Specialist High Skills Major program into our project in order to develop cross-curriculuar concepts.  Successful completion of our project allowed students to...

  • Peergrade.io is a free website that allows teachers to provide a rubric for students to use to assess peer assignments. The website allows teachers to see student assignments and the feedback they provide to their peers, while keeping everything anonymous for the students...

  • Part 1: Research and plan

    Students can research what type of plastic that they want to make (from corn, potato, milk, etc).

    They can use the Smarter Science framework and their steps to inquiry poster or booklets  (...

  • Over-arching Inquiry:  Can the understanding of biodiversity help us to analyze the impact of man's actions?

    Learning Goal: Explain why biodiversity is important to maintaining viable ecosystems; analyse the effects of various human activities on the diversity of living things.

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  • In this inquiry-based unit, the students will learn that conserving and protecting our water supply is crucial after they research the biodiversity of a specific ecosystem and discover that water is necessary for biodiversity and biodiversity is necessary for the health of the planet.

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  • This learning activity was done as part of a Biology in Fiji program. Forty high school students from Ontario travelled to Fiji to complete the SBI3U course. While in this case the blogging activity spanned the entire course as a major form of assessment, I have also done it as a smaller...