The STAO Science Encounters Project includes a series of inquiry-based STEM activities to support teachers and students with resources to create engaging classroom experiences that cultivate 21st century skills.  Activities for the project include Indigenous ways of knowing while incorporating fundamental concepts that are linked to scientific inquiry and technological approaches to problem solving. 

Science Encounters
Integrated Curriculum Resources
Kindergarten – Grade 8



This resource has been developed by the

Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/ L’Association des professeur de science de l’Ontario with funding from PromoScience, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada


STAO Writing Team

Sheila Rhodes, Project Manager, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Bonnie Anderson, Peel District School Board

Joanne Arcand -  Halton District School Board

Samuel Hariprasad – Toronto District School Board

Kerri Langer - Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

Ingrid Munson - Halton District School Board

Susan Philip - Halton District School Board

Joyce Posada – Toronto District School Board

Louise Vaillancourt – Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Teresa Yeh - Peel District School Board



Corrine Brook-Allred

Chris Coyne

Pamela Depooter

Cathy Dykstra

Christina Evans

Sharon Mosko

Shantel Popp

Graziella Sadler

Jacqueline Yuen

Elli Weisdorf

Amy Wen


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Teachers are permitted to make copies of this document for their classroom use.

©STAO 2015 The material in this document shall not be copied nor reproduced beyond a classroom without the permission of Science Teachers’ Association of Ontario/L’Association des professeur de science de l’Ontario [STAO/APSO]

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