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Blue Planet Links - Educational Resources

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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
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Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organi…
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Blue Planet Links - 4 years ago
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Blue Planet Links (www.blueplanetlinks.ca) organizes over 300 links to water-related websites, books and articles, featuring a fresh look and the most up-to-date design. We are poised to be the go-to teaching resource for all things H20. See Teaching Resources to explore a countless array of unit lessons for different grades, or check out Non-Fiction and Activities for classroom games and projects. Older students could be encouraged to use the site for research as we feature sections with links devoted to such topics as aquaculture, climate change, groundwater, pollution; almost every water-related topic you can think of. Water is becoming a heavier topic to discuss in the classroom as it is over-used and abused. Students are learning of severe droughts, plastic-filled oceans, decreasing salmon runs… and are rightfully asking questions. Blue Planet Links puts the resources to thoughtfully engage with these critical issues at your fingertips, and theirs!
Subject
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
ocean
river
environment
climate change
global warming
pollution
drought
URLs
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca/weblinks/infolinks
http://www.blueplanetlinks.ca
Language
English
Date Created
May 22, 2015
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"Decomposition Mission" by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instrctors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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In this activity, students investigate the fascin…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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In this activity, students investigate the fascinating and complex process of decomposition and lay the foundation for deeper understanding of concepts related to matter and energy transfer in ecosystems. Through exploration and discussion, students go beyond simple definitions. Instead, students discover key characteristics of decomposition as they struggle with creating a sequence for decomposing wood and leaves. They learn the difference between physical decomposition and chemical decomposition and that many things contribute to decomposition, but certain organisms are classified as decomposers. They also search for and discuss evidence of decomposers, make model diagrams to further develop their ideas about the process of decomposition, and discuss decomposition and its role in the cycling of matter. Finally, students are challenged to recognize the evidence and impact of decomposition in the ecosystems they explore.
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Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Ecology
Ecosystem
Forest
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Decomposition-Mission.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/decomposition-mission/
Learning Standards
Students will: - Explore, observe, and compare samples of decomposing materials and use reasoning to determine the level of decomposition among them - Search for and classify decomposers (or evidence of them) as fungi, bacteria or invertebrates - Investigate and discuss decomposition as the process of breaking down dead organisms and their waste materials into smaller and simpler forms of matter - Create a model diagram for the process of decomposition - Discuss the role decomposers play in making matter available to living plants
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30-60 minutes
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English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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"Jobs in a Biotic Community" by the Center for Ecoliteracy

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Students take a census of an outdoor site, and lo…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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Students take a census of an outdoor site, and look for organisms that perform different “jobs” in the biotic community. A biotic (or natural) community is made up of the various organisms that live and interact with one another in a particular environment. As in a human community, its members have different roles and depend on each other for survival. In this activity, students examine a study area to find out what organisms live there and the ecological jobs or niches they fill.
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Revised Curriculum
Outdoor Education
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
Keywords
Environmental Education
Experiential Education
Place-based Education
Community
Ecosystem
Biotic
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/sites/default/files/uploads/CEL_Lesson_Jobs_in_a_Biotic_Community.pdf
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/downloadable-resource-jobs-biotic-community
Duration
60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Makerspace in the classroom

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Dereck Dirom - 2 years ago
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Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conferenc…
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Dereck Dirom - 2 years ago
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Resources shared are from the PSA Super Conference 2017 - Makerspace in the classroom workshop. Provides a big picture perspective of how MakerED connects to the new curriculum and ADST. Participants in this workshop will learn how the MakerEd movement with a STEAM focus is an effective way to integrate the Applied Design, Skills and Technology (ADST) curriculum into their classroom or school. We will explore the various buzzwords, resources, tools, technologies and potential assessment strategies found in classroom based makerspaces. Participants will have a hands on opportunity to explore littleBits (http://littlebits.cc/), Makey Makey (https://makeymakey.com/) and Micro:Bit tech (http://microbit.org/) and discuss strategies on how to connect ADST to a language arts/aboriginal unit.
Subject
Arts Education
Fine Arts/Visual Arts
Applied Skills
Information Technology
Cross-Curricular
Careers
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Superconference
littlebits
STEAM
STEM
ADST
Duration
Unit plan with many lessons
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English
Date Created
Oct 26, 2017
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Nature Scene Investigators by Beetles Science and Teaching for Field Instructors

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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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This activity sets an exciting tone of exploratio…
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EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
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This activity sets an exciting tone of exploration and discovery, encouraging an inquiry mindset in students that helps establish a community of curious, active learners. Students gain tools to explore the natural world—and are inspired to discover and attempt to explain the abundant nature mysteries that surround us. NSI works well at the start of a field experience, to get students excited about nature mysteries.
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Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Outdoor Education
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Keywords
Experiential Education
Ecosystem
Place-based Education
Inquiry
URLs
http://www.beetlesproject.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/NSI-Nature-Scene-Investigators-2.pdf
http://www.beetlesproject.org/resources/for-field-instructors/nsi-nature-scene-investigators-2/
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018