A group of SD60 secondary science teachers, elementary and middle school teachers, local science experts, and students recently explored the new science curriculum to share lesson ideas and resources. The objective was to create a resource that Grades 4 – 7 teachers can access to support their planning of lessons that align with the new curriculum.
Through this collaborative effort, a website has been created that provides teachers in Grades 4 – 7 with links to lesson plans, field trip ideas, local experts, resources, and more information on scientific issues that affect our community. The resources are organized by content area as well as curriculum by grade level and the website can be found at https://letsdoscience60.wordpress.com/
February 1st, 2016 | Tags: Science | Category: General | Jarrod Bell | Comments are closed
Looking for a way to increase student participation and excitement regarding STEM learning? Would you like to expose your students to an engaging, challenging opportunity to apply their learning outside of the classroom in a fun competition peers from across Northeastern BC? Junior Skills activities promote students to think critically design and collaborate with classmates to create a finished product they will put to the test at the: Regional Skills Competition
February 19 at Northern Lights College.
There are four events for students in grades 6 – 10 to participate in:
Gravity Vehicle: Students build and design their own car from various materials. The cars are then raced down the gravity vehicle track to determine the fastest design.
Spaghetti Bridge: In teams (of 2-4) students engineer bridges using spaghetti and hot glue. The winning group will have the lightest bridge that is able to hold a 1 kg weight for 60 seconds.
Gear Bots: Using NXT/EV3 Mindstorms®, VEX IQ® or the FisherTechnik® platforms, students engineer and program a robotic device to complete a variety of missions in a set period of time.
Sumo Robots: Using repurposed material students design and create their own robot and controller. The day of the event the robots compete in head to head sumo competitions where the last robot in the ring wins. As this event is a great spectator attraction students are encourage to create robots with some flare.
Secondary School events:
Animation AutoCAD Mechanics
Baking Culenary Arts Cabinet Making
Carpentry Grapic Design Hairdressing
Job Interview Public Speaking Robotics
TV Video Welding
For More Information please contact Eric Palibroda via NPSS or at epalibroda (at) prn.bc.ca