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Airplane Design Challenge (Lesson 1)

In this lesson students look at what the effect of different airplane designs are on its flying characteristics. We then look at various missions and see what airplane design is best suited to complete it. We then modify the designs to suit each mission. The lesson touches on coding principles by following a process from design to testing to revision and re-testing.
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Paper Airplane Face-Off (Lesson 2)

Students build a number of different paper airplanes and then systematically test them. Through a process of elimination, they find the best design to match their criteria. We are modeling what the design process for real airplanes is and make connections to the testing done with flight simulators before an airplane is ever built. To extend the activity, students can build their own flight data analysis tool using Scratch.
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Paper Circuits for Cards

Students learn about circuits and the difference between conductive materials and insulators in our school program, “Let’s Get Electric”. In this post activity, students will use materials to create a circuit that will cause LEDs to light up in a greeting card. Students will get an understanding of how some greeting cards with sounds and lights are created.
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Find Your Centre (of Gravity)

Quickly find the centre of gravity for different objects, even if the weight is unevenly distributed.
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Food Web

Students will learn how plants, animals and humans are interconnected and interdependent. They will identify the relationships between living and non-living things in the environment and create a food web with Ontario species.
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Coding for Electricity

In this lesson, students will deeper their understanding of electricity and circuits, while being introduced to the idea of algorithm design (specifically if/then statements), through creating representations of circuits using groups of peers and a range of physical education equipment in the gymnasium.

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Electricity and the Ozobots

In this science coding lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the Ozobot and use it to demonstrate their understanding of Electricity and circuits.

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Flight Part 1

This is lesson one in a five lesson unit on flight. We explore flight by looking at it from a historical perspective. Each day the students will build something that flies. We will start with the earliest experiments on flight and build a kite.

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Flight Part 2

This is lesson two in a five lesson unit on flight. In this lesson we focus on better understanding the properties of air.

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Flight Part 3

This is lesson three out of a five lesson unit on flight. In this lesson we learn about the early modern inventors dreaming of flight and will attempt to construct some of our own flying devices (paper airplanes) and finally look at what are the forces of flight.

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Flight Part 4

This is lesson four out of a five lesson unit. We are now up to the development of true heavier than air flight in our historical review. Students will modify their gliders (paper airplanes) from the previous day to learn how they can be controlled.

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Flight Part 5

This is lesson five out of a five lesson unit. Students will build a simple model helicopter and learn about the connection between the forces of flight and airplane controls.

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Space Mission Part 1

This is lesson one of a series of five lessons centered around a space mission to distant planets. Before heading into space all explorers of the universe need to first learn about it. This lesson focuses on the solar system and its scale.

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Space Mission Part 2

This is lesson two of a five lesson unit centred around a space mission to distant planets. Students will design a spacecraft to take astronauts on a long mission into space. This lesson will also stimulate their creativity and get them to analyze the challenges and possible solutions for themselves.

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Space Mission Part 3

This is lesson three of a five-lesson unit centered around a space mission to distant planets. The story of the space mission continues. This lesson focuses on launch and living in space, and the value of space exploration.

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Space Mission Part 4

This is lesson four of a five-lesson unit centered around a space mission to distant planets. Students have landed on a distant planet. This lesson will focus on alien life, and how the diversity of life on Earth has developed to adapt to the conditions it lives in.

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Space Mission Part 5

This is lesson five of a five-lesson unit centered around a space mission to distant planets. Students will model the Solar System and learn about the phases of the moon. Students will also learn about the rest of the Universe.

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Human Organ Systems – Build a Stethoscope

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Human Organ Systems School Program at Science North. In this lesson, the functions and main components of the respiratory and circulatory systems and their interactions within the body are explored. Using materials provided, students make their own listening device to listen to the sounds their body makes. They can use it to listen to their heart, intestines, stomach, etc.

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Classifying Aquatic Diversity – Creating a Classification Key

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Classifying Aquatic Diversity School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students group like objects according to their own hierarchy of classification and make their own dichotomous key. The scientific classification hierarchy – Domain, Kigdom, Phylum Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species is also explored.

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Meet the Neighbours – Toilet Paper Solar System

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Meet the Neighbours School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students demonstrate the relative distances between planets in our solar system. Identifying the bodies in space that emit light versus those that reflect light are also discussed.

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Meet the Neighbours – Planet Travel Posters

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Meet the Neighbours School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students identify components of the solar system by designing a travel poster with information about a planet in our solar system, or an exoplanet in another solar system.

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Rockin’ Detectives – Mineral Identification

Post Activity The aim of this post activity is to reinforce the concepts learned in the Rocking’ Detectives school program by using their new skills to make identifications of unknown “rocks”. Students can also see how what they learned is actually useful in the real world and gives them greater knowledge of the world around them.

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Maker Spectacular – Gamepad Generation

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Maker Spectacular School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Students will use their knowledge of how the Makey-Makey circuits functioned to develop a more ergonomic version of the gamepad for their use.

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The Constellations

Post Activity After exploring a few cultures’ different constellations students will have the chance to create their own constellation and legend or story to accompany it.

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Creating Clean Energy

In this lesson, students will create and test a simple electrical circuit using a fruit or vegetable as the battery. In doing so, they will learn about the properties of conductors and become familiar with appropriate science and technology vocabulary such as electrolyte, conductor, and electrode.

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Urbanizing Protected Areas

In this lesson, students will participate in a town hall debate with each group representing a unique role related to the protection or development of a protected ecosystem.

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