Resources from  K-7 Workshop Day - February 2014

Dollar Store Science
Brian Anderson and Lyndsay Fraser

Summary and relevant links.

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Public Art with Vancouver Biennale BIG Ideas

 Rosalind Poon with Katherine Tong

PowerPoint Presentation

Vancouver Biennale Education Resources at

 Sharing Stories - Igniting Science Excitement
Ann Choe and Lisa MacIntosh

 Sticks & Stars Presentation

Story Template

BCScTA Resource Bank

We are expanding the selection of resources available on our website. The resources that were available on our old website will continue to be on this page and accessible to everyone. Many of the new resources that we add to the site, in the future, are going to be in a secure, members only area.

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Scientist In Residence K - 7 Lesson Plans

The Scientist in Residence Program lesson plans are available to educators and the public. The lesson plans fit with the BC Ministry of Education guidelines for Science K to 7. These lesson plans, together with the enthusiastic students’ quest to know more and the experiences gained by elementary school teachers and scientists, are the legacies of the Scientist in Residence Program.

Scientists and teachers work together to develop and deliver science units comprised of hands-on lessons on specific themes. There is a major focus on the experimental process of science. Opportunities are created to link lessons to other areas of the curriculum, such as math, fine arts, English and French language arts, and First Nations. Some lessons focus on issues facing society such as marine pollution, climate change, soil erosion, biodiversity, and the importance of protecting the environment and ecosystems.

Jim Hebden's Chemistry Resources

Well known for writing and publishing the Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12 books that   are used in many B.C. high schools, Jim Hebden has made available many of his additional resources  via the B.C.Sc.T.A website for use by Chemistry teachers.

Resources for Rethinking

The Resources for Rethinking database provides teachers with access to materials that integrate ecological, social and economic spheres through active, relevant, interdisciplinary learning. Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) promotes respect for universal human rights, cultural diversity, greater care of life and the protection of Earth’s ecosystems, and a commitment to build a global culture of tolerance and peace.

Malcolm Melcher's Bank of Chemistry Questions and Problems

This project has grown to nearly 7,000 questions/problems. It covers 19 topics, has two levels of difficulty  and five types of inquiry: multiple choice, serial multiple choice, matching, free response and serial free response. Clicking on the link above will give you information on how you can access this resource.

Courtenay Middle School - Teacher Resources for Science

A large collection of links for middle school science teachers, collated by Courtenay Middle School, Comox Valley, BC.

High School Science Lessons

This website contains a database of school science experiments based on a revision, updating and expansion of the "New UNESCO source book for science teaching", UNESCO, Paris. It contains experiments from the "low cost" science teaching movement, simplified versions of classical experiments, experiments using locally available substances and kitchen chemicals, and environmental science. Some experiments anticipate experiments usually done in senior high school or college classes. The experiments should be "student-friendly" and "teacher-friendly" because there is no overwhelming technology. Enough theoretical background is included to remind teachers of the theoretical context of the experiment. Every experiment is based on materials listed in a modern commercial catalogue of chemicals and equipment for use by educational institutions. The procedures and safety standards are consistent with instructions issued by Education Queensland (Ministry of Education), State of Queensland, Australia

Edited by: John Elfick, School of Education, University of Queensland, Australia

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