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Great Ideas and Advice for Science Projects - contains over 70 articles written by experts who continually update and add new content

Outreach Science Ontario - Science Lessons for Ontario Teachers  

BrainPOP Animated movies on Health, Science and Technology - This is not a lesson plan site but I have listed it here because the pages have product advertising (as well as topics on family life/sex ed.) and so I will not list it on the student pages. You should review the site and then decide if you want your students to use it.

Grade 4

Blueberry Farm is a computer program that models a simple ecosystem. It was designed to be used as part of a sequence of science lessons aiming to help students understand more about the use of chemical agents in farming and how these can affect ecosystems. The paper resources are in Microsoft Word .doc form. The video clips show teachers using Blueberry Farm in lessons. Please note that video files are large, so you will need broadband or quite a lot of patience to view them.

Everyday Uses of Minerals   (for Gr. 4 - Rocks, Minerals, and Erosion) - from the Mineral Information Institute - Lesson plans and activities in Adobe Acrobat format.

Grade 5

Structures - Around the World - Activities for the Elementary Classroom - contains eight of the nearly three dozen activities found in the publication, "The Exploratorium's Guide to Scale and Structure" written by Barry Kluger-Bell and the School in the Exploratorium. All activities in this book have been tested in elementary school classrooms.

Evaporation Lab   - "The purpose of this software is to enable you to experiment with the phenomena of evaporation. ... Watching evaporation happen in the real world, however, can be a bit dull watching paint dry is literally an example of evaporation at work. With a good computer several simulated hours can pass in less than a minute, making it easier to experiment with evaporation."

World Weather Watch - complete unit plan that integrates the use of computer technology.   Student project examples are included.


Sky Watchers - Sky Watchers is an interactive educational program from Environment Canada for elementary schools, designed specifically to support the science curriculum. Students learn about the science of meteorology by taking weather observations during the school year. This bilingual program is intended as a teaching aid suitable for Grades 4 to 7.  French site

Grade 6

bj's Resources - Barbara Jackson, a teacher at Camilla Senior School is sharing her teaching resources for Grade 6 Science!

Flight - a complete teaching unit created by Queen's University.  It is based on the Ontario curriculum and makes significant use of web sites, especially SchoolNet's Digital Collections.    (If the first link doesn't work, try this one.)

Space Academy - an integrated internet unit for students written by K. McAsh.

Grade 7

Biodiversity Performs!   (For Grade 7 - Interactions Within Ecosystems) Play a charade-like game to learn about the services that ecosystems provide. Cut out 7 'Biodiversity Performs' cards and then work in teams to act out different ecosystems services, which make life on Earth possible. 
This is an 8 page teaching guide in PDF format, with the intent to help students understand that an ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and other organisms that interact with each other and the physical environment and that are linked by energy and nutrient flows. Resources and suggested websites are included.  

Grade 7 & 8

Nelson Science & Technology 7
Nelson Science & Technology 8 -  activities, hot links, and information for students, teachers and parents, plus online support for all of the Nelson Science resources

Grade 8

bj's Resources - Barbara Jackson, a teacher at Camilla Senior School is sharing her teaching resources for Grade 8 Science!

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