Lessons

A student takes a sample of fish for the Fish Market Survey project

Data Collection for the Fish Market Survey

This is the core activity for the Fish Market Survey Action Project. Students will collect samples of fish from local grocery stores or fish markets and prepare the samples for shipment to the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics in Guelph, Ontario.
A column supporting the roof the Parthenon in Greece

Strong Shapes: Cylinders

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing and predicting skills as they explore the strength of cylinders made with different materials.
Students collaborating

Introduction to the Fish Market Survey

In this introductory activity, students will read two articles about the issue of fish mislabelling and complete two graphic organizers to identify the issue, its implications and possible solutions. They will complete the organizers individually and in pairs, and then discuss the results with the whole class.
Tug-of-War game

Push and Pull

Students develop and apply Observing, Comparing & Contrasting and Sorting & Classifying skills as they explore the forces of push and pull acting on everyday objects.
Children bouncing basketballs

Objects that Bounce

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting, observing and predicting as they investigate the properties of familiar objects and materials.
Toy alphabet

What's in a Name?

Students develop and apply algebraic reasoning, spatial sense/reasoning and communicating skills as they explore the math, science and technology in their name.
Two children listening to sounds

Sound Travels

Students develop and apply comparing & contrasting and observing & predicting skills as they explore how sound travels.