Grades 4-6

Resources

Psychology

IN-SYNC’s Dancing Along to Belong!

Students will learn how to feel closer to their peers even while being apart during the pandemic through learning about movement synchrony and learning a dance together.
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IN-SYNC’s Dancing Along to Belong!

Earth & Environmental Science

Invasive Species in Hamilton Harbour

Students will be introduced to ecosystems and the differences between native and invasive species, with a focus on fish that can be found in Hamilton Harbour.
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Invasive Species in Hamilton Harbour

Chemistry

Mix It Up

Students explore why some things dissolve but not others by learning about particle interactions.
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Mix It Up

Biology

Fight or Flight? The Science of Stress - Virtual

Students will explore what happens in their nervous system, endocrine system and circulatory system when their brain detects stressful situations.
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Fight or Flight? The Science of Stress - Virtual

Physics

High Flyers

Students explore various aspects of flight and apply their knowledge by designing and testing paper planes.
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High Flyers

Information Technology

The Dots

Students learn about how data in computers is stored and transmitted as a series of zeros and ones and complete an activity to represent words and numbers using just these two symbols.
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The Dots

Astronomy & Space Science

Make a Crater!

Students will be building their very own crater and testing different sized balls from various heights to see how their crater size may differ.
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Make a Crater!

Astronomy & Space Science

Constellation Viewers

Students will learn about stars and create a "constellation viewer" where they can create a constellation to look at.
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Constellation Viewers

Biology

Storytime - Microscope Fun

Read "Greg's Microscope" and learn about microscopes by building your own.
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Storytime - Microscope Fun

Earth & Environmental Science

Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Read "Who Likes the Wind?" and learn about wind and renewable energy.
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Storytime - Who Likes the Wind?

Biology

Animal Adaptations

Students have the opportunity explore different ways that animals insulate themselves to stay warm in winter by testing different insulating materials in ice cold water (e.g., fur, cotton balls, foil, thermal sock, etc.).
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Animal Adaptations

Biology

Food Web Jenga

Students will learn about food chains and trophic levels, and then gain an appreciation for the complexity and interconnectedness of ecosystems and how food chains are affected by environmental events using a game of Jenga with colour-coded blocks.
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Food Web Jenga

Physics

Make Your Own Bottled Music

Students see how different amounts of air and water in a space can change the way we hear sounds.
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Make Your Own Bottled Music

Physics

Make a "Coat Hanger Walkman"

Students explore the science of sound by creating their own "Walkman" which transmits vibrations through a piece of string.
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Make a "Coat Hanger Walkman"

Chemistry

Create a Sunprint

Students will use a special type of paper that is sensitive to the sun to create fun prints and designs on the paper using sunlight.
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Create a Sunprint