Experience Sustainability – Grade 8 | STAO Connex by Michael Frankfort and Teresa Huang

The purpose behind this project is to help people learn about environmental issues using a hands-on approach and actions that they can take to minimize their environmental footprint.  A suggestion for the culminating activity is to organize an Eco-Fair for the students to display and present their projects to the rest of the school and/or the community.  Please note that this project does not need to be cross-curricular between Science and Geography. It can absolutely be a stand-alone for each subject. Other curricular areas could be integrated such as Visual Arts, Literacy or Mathematics. 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

World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC News

A walnut-sized bee with a massive jaw and impressive wingspan has been spotted for the first time in nearly 38 years, proving its species is not extinct.

Source: World’s biggest bee spotted alive for the first time in decades | CBC News

Design an Ecosystem Poster Project – submitted by Michael Balzer

For this project you will be designing your own imaginary ecosystem, including the living and nonliving components.  You may work by yourself or with a partner.  No more than two people may work together on the project.  You may either hand draw your poster or can design it digitally using software of your choice.  Posters will be placed on the walls around the science classroom once you have completed and submitted them.

Link to project:
Design an Ecosystem Project

Thanks for the submission Michael! It’s a great project.