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The Teacher’s Guide is a step-by-step timetable for Nobel Prize Lessons – a set of six complete lesson packages, each one about a 2017 Nobel Prize.
A lesson package consists of three parts:
Learn about Nobel Prizes in the field of:
The First Page is a brand new creative writing challenge for students in Grades 7 to 12, created by CBC Books. What’s the challenge? CBC Books wants students to write the first page of an original book set 150 years in the future. Watch these five Canadian authors who give their tips on writing a great first page.
Download the First Page teacher guide for key concepts to crafting a compelling opening, possible writing topics and discussion questions.
To enter the challenge, visit: cbc.ca/thefirstpage
Hey, students (& Teachers)!
(Teachers – we also have free resources to help you incorporate YRE into your lesson plans this year.)
The world has a big plastic pollution problem on its hands. And there’s a creative way for you to be part of the solution.
Environmental Defence’s Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) Canada program has just launched its annual eco-journalism competition for youth. The theme for this year’s competition is: Your Solution to Plastic Pollution.
For the competition, Canadian youth (ages 11-14 and 15-18) are invited to investigate solutions to plastic pollution in their communities, and share what they found through photography, videography, or writing. The deadline for this year’s competition is March 30, 2018.
Winners will be published by Alternatives Journal magazine. First place winners in each category will go on to compete in the International Young Reporters for the Environment Competition, run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Plastic pollution is one of the fastest growing problems on the planet. Here’s a quick look at how big this problem really is:
The good news is that there are solutions. So, grab a camera and/or your notebook, and head out into your community and start exploring.
Not sure of how to get started with your story? We can help! We have lots of great free resources on our website to help you craft your plastic pollution stories, including handbooks and instructional videos.
Visit youngreporters.ca to learn more. And good luck!
P.S. Teachers – we also have free resources to help you incorporate YRE into your lesson plans this year.
Students will learn by doing through experimentation, exploration and by ‘failing’ forward in unique 75 minute workshops delivered in our one-of-a-kind MakerSpace. Take part in projects across one of seven core program streams: 3D Modeling, Computer Programming, Circuitry & Soldering, Woodworking, Screenprinting, Textiles, or Deconstruction. Each program is linked to Ontario Curriculum expectations with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning and developing critical thinking skills.
It All Starts Here.
Through proper use of hand and power tools for woodworking, students will cut, drill and fasten materials to measured specifications for the design of a tool box.
Students will create digital circuits that carry out a specific task while considering electrical principles such as voltage, current and resistance. Students will complete the workshop by soldering a circuit together as a take home badge.
Students will learn about the engineering design process to consider a simple challenge by deconstructing found objects using tools and methods provided. They will then be tasked with assembling a unique object that fulfills an imagined function.
Introduce your students to computer programming in a visual environment using the Scratch platform. Interpret how different logical statements change how a system behaves and experiment with different sensory commands to see what programs are capable of doing.
Challenge your students to create a program using the Arduino platform that causes lights to blink. Students will learn about the relationship between hardware and software by wiring systems together. Finally, students will decode a message in ASCII with the help from our robot Nali!
Using traditional screen printing methods, students will create and cut a custom design from heat transfer vinyl and transfer their design onto fabric.
November 6 – November 10, 2017
Challenge your students to a day of interactive S.T.E.M activities and workshops. Make, tinker, build, and connect with professionals from Waterloo Region’s tech sector to showcase the potential of pursuing S.T.E.M based careers!
It all starts here.
March 26 – March 29, 2018
Stories unite us. They come from traditions of the wampum weavers and oral storytellers sharing tales of Turtle Island. But they are also being explored by emerging Aboriginal artists. Students have a unique opportunity to learn about storytelling, traditions, and the rich culture of Canadian First Nations communities.
April 30 – May 3, 2018
Hear ye! Hear ye! Students will be immersed in unique hands-on medieval activities and workshops as we travel back to medieval times. Students will participate in a variety of workshops to experience the challenges, intrigue and excitement of living during Medieval times – all led by in-character facilitators!
Unleash your inner artist and explore the world of colour! Investigate how artists use colour, texture, shape, and line to suggest different ideas, feelings, and messages through their art. Learn how to dot, dash, and swirl like the masters and then use your imagination to complete a colour-filled art challenge.
Explore the night sky and blast off into outer space in our Star Lab planetarium. Discover planets, moons, stars, and satellites while uncovering the relationship between humans and our solar system. End the visit by launching your very own rocket in our atrium!
Investigate solar power and energy conservation through a series of hands-on activities and learn the importance of our sun.
Meet KiM, our Kids in Motion mascot, and learn about different parts of the body in this interactive program. Move and groove to get your hearts pumping before learning about healthy foods while enjoying a fruit smoothie.
Harness the power of electricity! Explore the different types of circuits through hands on activities. Then use our littleBits library to see how electricity travels and brings things to life through light, sound or motion.
THEMUSEUM needs your help! Use teamwork and inquiry skills to solve mysteries throughout THEMUSEUM to figure out ‘who did it’!
Discover the respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems in your body in this highly interactive program. Create working models of each system and take a look at a real pig lung!
Take your class on an out-of-this-world trip in our planetarium. Understand planets, moons, stars, and satellites, travel through space, and uncover mysteries of our solar system.
Calling all builders! Learn about the impact natural disasters have on our buildings and structures by taking on the challenge of creating structures strong enough to withstand the effects of different disasters. See which ones will stay standing and which ones will come crumbling down.
Explore the impact of Mother Nature on our planet and society. Students will play THEMUSEUM’s original board game Disaster Strikes! to understand how communities around the world cope with the devastation caused by natural disasters. Find out if your city can survive Nature Unleashed!
Do-gooders unite! Explore the powers of light in our super heroes in training program. Learn how to harness the properties of light to create your own superhero gadgets.