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Biology

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Acid Rain Demonstration

Students learn how acid rain is formed and the use of pH indicators.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Ocean Acidification

Students will learn how the production of carbon dioxide contributes to environment issues such as ocean acidification.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Life on Ice

Learn about how global warming is affecting Arctic ecosystems.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Airy Acidification

Students learn how greenhouse gases contribute to ocean acidification.

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Brain Buster Virtual Quiz

Students participate in a series of exciting virtual quizzes.

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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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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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Monster Mash

Students will classify species of monsters using a creature dichotomous key.

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Storytime - Microscope Fun

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

Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Storytime - Butterfly Life Cycle

Read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and learn about the different steps in the life cycle of a butterfly.

Storytime - What If There Were No Bees?

Storytime - What If There Were No Bees?

Read "What If There Were No Bees?" and learn about the importance of bees and cross-pollination.

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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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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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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Students will go on an outdoor scavenger hunt to find things related to nature and the environment.

Earth & Environmental Science Volunteer Activities

Nature BINGO

Students will go outdoors to search for various natural objects and living things, and try to be the first person to get a BINGO.