Science North Pre Post Activity
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Reaction Time vs Reflex Time

In this post activity to the school program, Neuroscience, students will learn the difference between reaction and reflex neural pathways. They will simulate what happens in their body during a reaction and during a reflex to better understand why there is a difference between the two.

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Coding Digital Climate Change Cue Cards

Students will learn appropriate terminology related to climate change, including, but not limited to: albedo, anthropogenic, atmosphere, cycles, heat sinks, and hydrosphere by coding digital cue cards.

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Greenhouse Gases with Ozobots

Students will learn about the greenhouse effect, how it contributes to climate change, and how it influences Earth’s climate by coding digital cue cards.

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The Hidden World-EM

In this lesson students will learn about different forms of electromagnetic radiation, and the devices that are powered by EM radiation. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Optics Inventions

In this lesson students will make their own cell phone projector. They should have an understanding of how to draw simple ray diagrams. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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UV Beads Part 1

This is lesson one of two lessons on UV radiation. Students should have a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum. In this lesson students will plan an experiment on UV beads. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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UV Beads Part 2

This is lesson two of two lessons on UV radiation. Students should have a basic understanding of the electromagnetic spectrum. Students need the completed UV Beads Inquiry Plan from Part 1. Students will do their experiment from Part 1. This lesson is intended for the Applied level, but could be used at the Academic level as well.

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Eyeball Optics

In this lesson students will dissect a cow/sheep eye. They should have some experience drawing ray diagrams with converging lenses. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Egg Shell Inquiry Part 1

This is lesson one of two lessons on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. In this lesson students will learn the importance of corals and how climate change may be affecting them. They will also learn how to manipulate variable to do a scientific test. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Egg Shell Inquiry Part 2

This is lesson two of two lessons on the effects of climate change on coral reefs. Students should have completed an Inquiry Plan from Part 1. Students will learn to conduct an experiment and how to interpret data. This lesson is intended for the Academic level.

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Plants and Their Organs

In groups, students will conduct a laboratory inquiry to determine whether the root system that draws water up into a plant is more important than the shoot system, which is responsible for photosynthesis.

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Infections and Abnormalities

In this lesson, students will take part in an interactive simulation to demonstrate the frequency of the spread of infection (ie. AIDS, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, etc). They will then choose an abnormality (ie. cancer), disease or virus to further explore. Lastly, each student (or small groups of students) will research their topic to create a public health announcement educating the public about their findings in a “marketplace” setting.

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Identifying Acids and Bases

Students will learn about acidic, basic, and neutral solutions through indicators and pH levels. Students will create their own homemade pH indicators using isopropyl alcohol, warm water, and red cabbage leaves. Students will then compare their homemade indicators to the litmus paper provided by testing each household substance and determining their pH levels based on the colour changes. Finally, students will identify a “mystery”solution using their indicators.

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Neutralization of Acids and Bases

Students will learn about neutralizing acidic compounds using basic compounds. Students will be given two different household acids, phenolphthalein indicator, and one base. Students will add the indicator to the acid, which will show no immediate chemical change, as phenolphthalein appears colourless in acids. Slowly, students will introduce the base to the acid-indicator mixture, until the latter turns completely pink, indicating the presence of a base. Students will then record how much base they have added to one acid, and compare it to how much was added to the other acid. Finally, students will exhibit their knowledge of chemical formula composition by completing the formula on their worksheet entitled “Neutralizing Acids & Bases.”

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