Making Connections In Grade 8 Sciences | STAO Connex by JULIE ARSENAULT-HOWICK

 

This project started with a Bungee Barbie activity (this one was developed by Stephanie Minor, DSBN and translated into French by me). This activity was great, as it helped students develop skills in making predictions and measuring results of trials and making modifications based on those trials. Continue reading

Honouring Water: An Indigenous Perspective – submitted by Natasia Sulej

This resource is a research project through the medicine wheel of learning.

Task: In pairs or triads, consult the following media sources to complete the ‘Medicine Wheel of Learning’ graphic organizer and
complete the research/writing prompts based on a particular resource. Continue reading

Marshmallow Masher | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

Marshmallows are a tasty, fluffy staple of summertime s’mores, campouts, and backyard barbecues. There really isn’t very much to them, either. The scientific way to see what really fills a marshmallow is to put it to the Marshmallow Masher test. You use a property of air to demonstrate what’s really on the inside of those roasted ‘mallows you make around a campfire. It’s not all sugar.

Source: Marshmallow Masher | Science Experiments | Steve Spangler Science

Responding to Chemical Spills – by Flinn Scientific Canada

Introduction

No matter what precautions are taken, sooner or later an accidental chemical spill is likely to occur in your laboratory. A
responsible science teacher will take steps to prevent spills, make sure proper safety equipment is available to contain and
control a spill, and understand how to use the safety equipment. Continue reading

Why Is The Measles Virus So Contagious?

You might be surprised to hear that measles is 10 times more contagious than Ebola or the plague. How do epidemiologists quantify a disease’s catchiness? Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Continue reading