Join Perimeter Institute in Waterloo for a day of professional development workshops for grade 7 and 8 teachers looking for fresh, inquiry-based lessons in STEM. Participants will receive snacks, lunch and integrated & curriculum-linked resources free.
Click here to download the Grade 7/8 Day Workshop Flyer 2018
Join Perimeter Institute in Waterloo for a day of professional development workshops for grade 5 and 6 teachers looking for fresh, inquiry-based lessons in STEM. Participants will receive snacks, lunch and integrated & curriculum-linked resources free.
Click here for the Grade 5-6 STEM Day Workshop Flyer 2018
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Thanks for Racquel Carlow for this submission…
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science professor at Columbia U and former VP of Microsoft Research. “To reading, writing, and arithmetic, we should add computational thinking to
every child’s analytical ability”. Continue reading
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By Steve Steward
Using the Facebook page CDDHS Science, students choose a topic of interest that relates science they are studying to innovative or practical applications, recently published research or potential future applications. Continue reading
by Erin Turner
The nature of physics experiments (in the high school classroom) creates a perfect situation to allow students to generate their own testable questions. Many of the safety concerns that might exist in other disciplines can often be avoided when teaching classical physics, as the materials are much more benign. This catalyst was originally designed and tested in an SPH 3U classroom using the concept of friction, but it could be easily adapted to other classes and scenarios.
While presenting this process to the class, the steps were outlined using a simple scenario of the students’ choosing (ex/ Does mass have an impact on the coefficient of static friction?). Particular attention was paid to identifying variables (independent, dependent, and controlled), as this tends to be a stumbling block for students, even at the senior level. Using the terms Manipulated Variable and Responding Variable helped clarify for students the relationship between variables more than the traditional Independent/Dependent phrasing.
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