Climat/Environment with green and blue planet earth

Grade 1 - Angle of the Sun

After participating in our school program, “Seasons: Will it Rain or Will it Snow?”, students can experiment with how changing the angle of the light changes the amount of surface area that is exposed to the light.
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Chemistry with Erlenmeyer flask with green bubbly liquid inside of it

Grade 1 - Lava Lamp

After participating in our school program, “Mix It Up!” students will have the opportunity to make their own lava lamp using different liquids and solids.
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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 1 - Winter Tracks

Students will search for tracks on freshly fallen snow to see if they can identify the animals that are still active during the winter months. They will also look at the tracks to see if the animals have special adaptations that allow them to travel on top of snow.
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Space with a rocketship

Grade 1 - Seasons – Day and Night

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Seasons School Program at Science North. Students learn how the Earth’s rotation causes day and night.

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Grade 1 - Seasons – Follow the Sun

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Seasons School Program at Science North. Students track the changes in the sun’s position in the sky throughout the seasons. Patterns in the amount of light/dark and what causes these are discussed.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 1 - Insects in Their Environment – Design a Plant or Animal

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In “Design a Plant or Animal”, students use craft materials to design and build their own animal or plant while investigating the basic needs and characteristics of both plants and animals. The interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats is also explored.

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Grade 1 - Insects in Their Environment – Eco Tower

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the  Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students manipulate groupings of coloured items to develop an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals found within them. Various scenarios also highlight the effects of human activities on these different habitats.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 1 - What’s the Buzz? – Where do bees go in the winter?

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students make a weather wheel that depicts how honeybees live during the four seasons.

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Climat/Environment with green and blue planet earth

Grade 2 - Angle of the Sun

After participating in our school program, “Seasons: Will it Rain or Will it Snow?”, students can experiment with how changing the angle of the light changes the amount of surface area that is exposed to the light.
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Chemistry with Erlenmeyer flask with green bubbly liquid inside of it

Grade 2 - Lava Lamp

After participating in our school program, “Mix It Up!” students will have the opportunity to make their own lava lamp using different liquids and solids.
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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 2 - Winter Tracks

Students will search for tracks on freshly fallen snow to see if they can identify the animals that are still active during the winter months. They will also look at the tracks to see if the animals have special adaptations that allow them to travel on top of snow
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Structures with a gray suspension bridge

Grade 2 - Pushing and Pulling – Create a Bar Graph

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students gather information and present this information in a bar graph; they also interpret their bar graphs and explain their conclusions to others.

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Grade 2 - Pushing and Pulling – Fly a Flag

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students are introduced to the structure and function of a pulley and identify pulleys that we see or use every day. As an application, pulleys are used to raise and lower a mini flag.

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Grade 2 - Pushing and Pulling – Design a Pulley System

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. Using simple tools and materials, students design and create their own pulley system to complete a task. Simple fixed, simple mobile and compound pulleys are investigated.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 2 - Insects in Their Environment – Design a Plant or Animal

Pre Activity This is a Pre Activity for the Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In “Design a Plant or Animal”, students use craft materials to design and build their own animal or plant while investigating the basic needs and characteristics of both plants and animals. The interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats is also explored.

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Grade 2 - Insects in Their Environment – Eco Tower

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the  Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students manipulate groupings of coloured items to develop an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals found within them. Various scenarios also highlight the effects of human activities on these different habitats.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 2 - What’s the Buzz? – Guess Who?

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students will play a version of “Guess Who?”. They will be able to interact with other students while learning the difference between mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects, fish and birds.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 2 - Survivor Northern Ontario - Animal Adaptation

Post Activity This is a Post Activity for the Survivor: Northern Ontario Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. In this lesson, students will identify which habitat is best for an animal’s physical adaptation. 

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Climat/Environment with green and blue planet earth

Grade 3 - Angle of the Sun

After participating in our school program, “Seasons: Will it Rain or Will it Snow?”, students can experiment with how changing the angle of the light changes the amount of surface area that is exposed to the light.

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Chemistry with Erlenmeyer flask with green bubbly liquid inside of it

Grade 3 - Lava Lamp

After participating in our school program, “Mix It Up!” students will have the opportunity to make their own lava lamp using different liquids and solids.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 3 - Winter Tracks

Students will search for tracks on freshly fallen snow to see if they can identify the animals that are still active during the winter months. They will also look at the tracks to see if the animals have special adaptations that allow them to travel on top of snow.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 3 - Insects in Their Environment – Design a Plant or Animal

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In “Design a Plant or Animal”, students use craft materials to design and build their own animal or plant while investigating the basic needs and characteristics of both plants and animals. The interdependence of plants and animals within specific habitats is also explored.

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Grade 3 - Insects in Their Environment – Eco Tower

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the  Insects in Their Environment School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students manipulate groupings of coloured items to develop an understanding of habitats and communities and the relationships among the plants and animals found within them. Various scenarios also highlight the effects of human activities on these different habitats.

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Structures with a gray suspension bridge

Grade 3 - Pushing and Pulling – Create a Bar Graph

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students gather information and present this information in a bar graph; they also interpret their bar graphs and explain their conclusions to others.

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Grade 3 - Pushing and Pulling – Fly a Flag

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students are introduced to the structure and function of a pulley and identify pulleys that we see or use every day. As an application, pulleys are used to raise and lower a mini flag.

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Grade 3 - Pushing and Pulling – Design a Pulley System

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. Using simple tools and materials, students design and create their own pulley system to complete a task. Simple fixed, simple mobile and compound pulleys are investigated.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 3 - What’s the Buzz? – Design a Honeybee Garden

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students will design their own honeybee garden. They will then answer the following question, “It is important to protect honeybee habitats because…” and paste it to the bottom of their garden photo.

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Grade 3 - What’s the Buzz? – Plants on your plate

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Using the downloaded and printed pages provided, students will play a game called plants on your plate. They will then answer the following question, “It is important to protect honeybee habitats because…”, the students can also draw their answers as a way to visualize their solutions.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 4 -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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 4 -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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 4 -Ocean Ecosystems - Biodiversity Bay

This is a Post Activity for the Ocean Ecosystems Program at Science North. Students will be playing a game, guided by the teacher, to learn about overfishing, endangered species, fisheries and economics.

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Structures with a gray suspension bridge

Grade 4 -Pushing and Pulling – Create a Bar Graph

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students gather information and present this information in a bar graph; they also interpret their bar graphs and explain their conclusions to others.

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Structures with a gray suspension bridge

Grade 4 -Pushing and Pulling – Fly a Flag

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students are introduced to the structure and function of a pulley and identify pulleys that we see or use every day. As an application, pulleys are used to raise and lower a mini flag.

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Structures with a gray suspension bridge

Grade 4 -Pushing and Pulling – Design a Pulley System

Pre Activity

This is a Post Activity for the Pushing and Pulling School Program at Science North. Using simple tools and materials, students design and create their own pulley system to complete a task. Simple fixed, simple mobile and compound pulleys are investigated.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 4 -Animal Supersenses – Adaptations and Super Senses

Pre Activity

This is a Pre Activity for the Animal Supersenses School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students identify the adaptations of a selected animal and investigate which of these adaptations are related to the five senses – sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste. The food chain and it’s components – producer, primary consumer, secondary consumer and decomposer, are also discussed.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 4 -Robot Hacklab – Electrical Shuffle

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Students use balloons and their hair to generate static electricity, and then transform that electrical energy into light.

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Stars

Grade 4 -Connections Between Animals & People – Beaver Habitats

Post Activity

The aim of this post-activity is for students to familiarize themselves with the beaver’s habitat and put into practice beaver dam building.

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Electricity with yellow light bulb

Grade 6 - Paper Circuits for Card

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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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 6 - 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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 6 - 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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 6 - Human Organ Systems – Build a Stethoscope

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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Space with a rocketship

Grade 6 - Mission to Mars - Build a Rover

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the Survivor: Northern Ontario Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. In this lesson, students will identify which habitat is best for an animal’s physical adaptation.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 6 - Robot Hacklab – Electrical Shuffle

Post Activity

This is a Post Activity for the What’s the Buzz School Program delivered by the Science en Route Outreach Team. Students use balloons and their hair to generate static electricity, and then transform that electrical energy into light.

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Stars

Grade 6 - The Drum – Diiwe’igun – The Heartbeat of Mother Earth

Post Activity

While doing 5 activities, students will explore how their 5 sense create sensory (information) input for their brain which processes the information and gives sensory output or actions for their body.

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Electricity with yellow light bulb

Grade 6 -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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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 6 -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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 6 -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.
Downloadable Resources
Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 6 -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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 6 -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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Space with a rocketship

Grade 6 -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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Grade 6 -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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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 6 -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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Stars

Grade 6 -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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 7 -Do YOU have a Concussion?

Students will learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. This activity will encourage further discussion about concussions with friends and family. Adapted from Scrambled Brains Activity by Parachute.ca

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 7 -Neuron Circuit

Students will make a circuit with playdough, and use it as a metaphor for how a concussion can affect our neurons and slow the transmission of nerve impulses. Adapted from Brainfacts.org – Squishy Neuron Activity

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 7 -Thumb Wrestling

Students learn about hydraulics and pneumatics, and how they can be used to lift loads in our school program “Devising Devices”. In this post activity, students will battle each other with syringes and see who will win a thumb wrestle war.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 7 -Maker Spectacular – Gamepad Generation

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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Stars

Grade 7 -A Cup of Tea

In this activity, students will make tea and learn about tannins. Students will make a poster outlining the important function of tannins.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 8 - Do YOU Have a Concussion?

Students will learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. This activity will encourage further discussion about concussions with friends and family. Adapted from Scrambled Brains Activity by Parachute.ca

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 8 - Neuron Circuits

Students will make a circuit with playdough, and use it as a metaphor for how a concussion can affect our neurons and slow the transmission of nerve impulses. Adapted from Brainfacts.org – Squishy Neuron Activity.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 8 - Thumb Wrestling

Students learn about hydraulics and pneumatics, and how they can be used to lift loads in our school program “Devising Devices”. In this post activity, students will battle each other with syringes and see who will win a thumb wrestle war.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 8 - Solve a Cellular Mystery - Spot the Differences

This is a Post Activity for the Solve a Cellular Mystery Program at Science North. Using the PowerPoint presentation provided, students will play~Spot the Differences to review their knowledge about animal and plant cells.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 8 - Cell Biology – Build an Animal Cell

This is a Pre Activity for the Cell Biology School Program at Science North. In this lesson, students use craft materials to design and build an animal cell model to demonstrate its basic structure and function.

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Physics with blue and red atom

Grade 8 - Maker Spectacular – Gamepad Generation

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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Stars

Grade 8 - Make a Watershed

Students will make their own watershed and test them to see where water and pollution will flow.

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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 9 - 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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 10 - 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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 11 - 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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Biology with yellow DNA

Grade 12 - 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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