Resources and Activites for Science – Secondary Cycle 1

Objective: To provide access to a specific set of knowledges related to the methods, conceptual fields and languages specific to each of the subjects in this subject area- AKA – to build a general knowledge of science and to be able to talk about it.

Evaluation – School report cards evaluate practical and theory components separately.

Competencies

  • Seeks answers or solutions to scientific or technological problems – AKA do science experiments and encourage your child to be comfortable asking questions, proposing solutions, experimenting, observing and recording reactions
  • Makes the most of his/her knowledge of science and technology – AKA – understanding how science works in real-life situations .
  • Communicates in the languages used in science and technology – AKA – as your child learns new scientific contents, they will increase their language skills with vocabulary related to these new concepts.

What’s taught in school – choose 3-4 activites from the following lists

The Material World

  • Characteristic properties, mass, volume, temperature, states of matter, acids and akalines
  • Changes of matter – physical and chemical, law of conservation of matter, mixtures and solutions, seperation of mixtures
  • Organization of matter – atoms, elements, molecules, periodic tables

The Living World

  • Diversity of life forms – habitats, ecological nicnes, species, population, physical and behavioural adaptations, theory of evolution, taxonomy, genes and chromosomes
  • Survival of species – sexual and asexual reproduction, reproduction in plants and animals, stages of human development
  • Life-sustaining process – characteristics of living things, plant and animal cells, photosynthesis and respiration, make-up of a cell under the microscope, energy, nutrients and waste, osmosis and diffusion

Earth and Space

  • General characteristics of the earth – internal structire, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, types of rock, distribution of water, composition of air, types of soil, relief
  • Geological and geophysical phenomena – tectonic plates, volcanos and earthquakes, orogenesis, erosion, natural energy sources, winds, water cycle, renewable and non-renewable energy sources
  • Astronomical phonomena – universal gravitation, solar system, properties of light, cycles of day and night, phases of the moon, eclipses, seasons, commets, aurora borealis, meteoroid impact



The Technological World

To show progress in this section, have your child put together Ikea furniture, build a bridge, take apart an old applicance and see how it works, 

  • Take apart an old bike or skateboard
  • Build a bridge and test it’s weight
  • Follow the instructions to put together Ikea furniture
  • Build furniture or model toys
  • Build a sand-city at the beach complete with aquaductsand different structures for buildings. Includes rocks and sticks as part of the structure
  • Take apart a broken toaster
  • Find a rotary phone or transistor radio and take it apart 
  • Build or upgrade a computer system from parts



Resources – coming soon

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