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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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Position-Time Graphs for Constant Velocity

Students will review about scalar and vector quantities, learn about position-time graphs, and create a coded program to test knowledge and understanding of position-time graphs.

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Uniform Linear Motion in One Dimension

Students will learn about scalar quantities and utilize these scalar quantities to solve simple one-dimension problems.

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Solving Monohybrid Punnett Squares with Coding

Students will learn about Mendelian Genetics, more specifically probability and monohybrid crosses, by completing a partial code.

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Solving Dihybrid Punnett squares with Coding

Students will learn about Mendelian Genetics, more specifically probability and dihybrid crosses, by completing a partial code.

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Epigenetics

In this lesson students will learn about epigenetic “tags” and how gene expression can be affected by environmental factors. This lesson is intended for the college level.

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Genetic Engineering

In this lesson students will extract DNA from a banana. Students will also identify some benefits, risks and examples of genetic engineering. This lesson is intended for the college level.

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The Respiratory System

In this lesson students will make a model of the respiratory system with everyday items. Students will also learn about respiratory diseases and how 3D printing technology can repair parts of the respiratory system. This lesson is intended for the college level.

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A Gut Instinct

In this lesson students will learn how yeast metabolizes different kinds of sweeteners. Students will also learn that a variety of factors can impact the gut microbiome, affecting human health. This lesson is intended for the college level.

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Deforestation and Technology

In this lesson students will calculate the amount of carbon in local trees by doing measures on actual trees. Students will also learn how deforestation affects the carbon cycle. This lesson is intended for the college level.

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Balloon Car Races- Breaking Newton’s 3rd Law

In this lesson students will build and race balloon cars. They will use free-body diagrams and appropriate equations to analyse motion in the context of Newton’s 3rd Law of motion. This lesson is intended for the university level.

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Going Off Grid

In this lesson students will make a saltwater battery to learn about battery technology. They will demonstrate how the voltage of a battery is affected when battery cells are placed in series or parallel. This lesson is intended for the university level.

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Sound Waves

In this lesson students will use an oscilloscope to compare the wavelength and amplitude of sounds from various items and instruments. They will perform calculations relating the speed of a wave to its wavelength and frequency. This lesson is intended for the university level.

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Acoustic Resonance, Interference and Standing Waves

In this lesson, students will do a resonance experiment using a wine glass and an oscilloscope. Students will calculate harmonic frequencies and wavelengths. This lesson is intended for the university level.

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Kirchhoff’s Laws

In this lesson students learn about Kirchoff’s Laws for current and voltage in series and parallel circuits by physically simulating circuits as a class and then by building their own circuits. This lesson is intended for the university level.

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Diversity of Living Things

Students will discuss the importance of a dichotomous key in identifying various species. They will create their own dichotomous key using candy. As an extension, they can apply their knowledge to classifying living things.

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The Story of the Great Lakes

Through an interactive story, students will experience the issues relating to the water quality of the Great Lakes and St Lawrence River basin, from Lake Nipigon downstream to the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Hence, students will explore the impacts that local and regional issues can have on the world and experience the inter-connectedness between various human activities (industrial and commercial, agricultural, mining, and personal), and water pollution, both indirect and direct, in order to illustrate that pollution is not always visible. Students will be asked to make decisions in order to manage and prevent water pollution at a personal, local and national level.

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