Stacks of Kinematics Curves as a Card Sort – submitted by Joanne O’Meara of the STAO Curriculum Committee

I’ve been making major updates and changes to my materials in the intro physics course this year. It is the first year we are teaching a yearlong physics class to everyone (10th graders) in  my school as the result of a big curriculum redesign in science, and the first time back to teaching a course like this in a few years for me. I will try to update this blog with each of the new activities and changes as I have time. First up: the kinematics stacks of curves.

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Static Electricity STSE Jigsaw SNC1D1 – submitted by Michael Balzer

This lesson is used for students to analyse the design of a technological device that protects other devices by using or controlling static electricity (such as paint sprayers, photocopiers, lightning rods or grounding wires).  I use this lesson near the beginning of the electricity unit in SNC1D1, after introducing static electricity and charging by friction, contact and induction.

Static Electricity – STSE Jigsaw – Click here to download the entire lesson

Thanks for your submission Michael

Great lesson!!!!!!!!!!


World Science Day for Peace and Development – submitted by Amy Gorecki

November 10, 2019 is World Science Day for Peace and Development, and November 9 – 14, 2019 is the International Week of Science and Peace. In today’s world, it is more important than ever to show students how everything we do is linked and how we all have in impact on the world around us. Examining the links between what takes place in a science laboratory and how this impacts the world around is critical when we consider global citizenship. According to the United Nations: Continue reading