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In this Urban Sprawl worksheet, students take notes about the issue of urban sprawl in Canada and the United States as they read several passages, then answer three comprehension questions.
Students identify and interpret the evolution and sources of law in Canada. Students compare and contrast the legal rights and responsibilities of individuals, groups, and organizations in Canadian society. Students write a one-page opinion summary paper outlining how they think Canadian laws should balance the conservation of threatened species with the rights of individuals and businesses.
Students explore environments by analyzing food chains. In this biome identification lesson, students define a list of environmental vocabulary terms such as tundra, rain-forest and desert. Students create a fictional self sustainable food chain that is built on one specific biome or environmental setting.
Students examine political presence of Hudson's Bay Company, explore economic impact of European demand for beaver pelts and the fur trapping trade, and practice counting in Chinook Jargon.
Middle schoolers plan a weekend car trip to Seattle Washington. They leave Friday afternoon and arrive back Sunday afternoon.
Bullying. It is a prevalent topic in our society today, and it is something that occurs far too often among adolescents and school communities. With incredible animations and powerful narration, explore the real consequences of bullying. This is a perfect resource to initiate discussion or use as a writing prompt, as many of your learners will surely relate to this video or will find connections to their own communities.
In this Urban Sprawl worksheet, students complete passages by filling in missing words and phrases without using a word bank.
Students observe a variety of sounds which can be heard within their schoolyard habitat by sitting quietly by themselves for five minutes, listening, and then recording the sounds around them by drawing them.
First graders conduct a study on bugs and animals living in the naturalized area around their school. They graph their findings and compare them.
Tenth graders use quadrat method to survey and compare plant and animal populations that exist in natural and artificial ecosystems on the school ground or in the local community.
Twelfth graders study the local geological history by examining various types of geological evidence. They build a multi-coloured plasticene model and drill with a straw to show the rock layering.
Third graders "adopt" a deciduous tree in September and conduct regular observations of their tree. They collect leaves from their tree daily and create a timeline to show how the leaves change color. They conduct a science experiment to show color change.
Students become familiar with the products made from various plants.  In this plants lesson, students experiment with natural dyes from plants.  Students complete a list of things made from plants. Students answer questions about plant products.
The relationships within and between ecosystems can be explored. after examining an area for living and non-living things students complete the same examination in the forest ecosystem. Students identify abiotic and biotic elements in an environment and compare the data.  This esson was created for teaching in a French immersion classroom and so there are multiple printables that could be used for foreign language practice of this topic.
Third graders discuss salmon and their life cycle.  In this salmon life cycle lesson, 3rd graders recognize the difficulties researching the life cycle of salmon as they migrate.  Students conduct an experiment and create a game.
Students explore photovoltaic systems. For this alternative energy lesson, students calculate solar panel efficiency and convert devices to solar energy using photovoltaic cells.
Students describe the pros and cons of different energy sources. In this earth science lesson, students respond to survey questions and discuss each other's opinion about the issue. They research an energy source of their choice and share findings with the class.
The four-faced Hamat'sa mask is the inspiration for a lesson on ceremonial art and the process of initiation. The class examines images of the piece, then discusses how the mask represents ceremonial initiation. They get imaginative when the create initiation ceremonies and ceremonial objects of their own.
Second graders experiment to find if pollinators have color preferences.  In this plant and bug lesson plan, 2nd graders gather information about how flowers pollinate. Students participate in a pollination experiment using the scientific method.  Students  review the steps of a scientific investigation.
Second graders discuss the previously created worm compost and the importance of living creatures to the Environment.  For this worm lesson, 2nd graders observe worms and record their sensitivity to light. Students design a petri dish environment with a dark and light side. Students record their observations and share their results.

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