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Science: A Conduit for Language Learning


MJ Moran
Diane Potts


Sir Matthew Begbie Elementary





Last Modified

April 29, 2007


Every Science class is an opportunity for each student to expand their knowledge and understanding of Science and also build their literacies practices. Being a Scientist requires thinking, talking, writing, representing and reading like a Scientist.


Fall Unit - Exploring Space

In the beginning of this chapter, which is also the beginning of this unit, we find out together what we already know about our universe - no reference books allowed, only the ideas in our combined heads. There is a wonderful opening activity in the textbook that works to get the students digging into what they have stored in their memories,...
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Winter Unit - Discovering the Energy Around You

11.1 What is Energy?11.2 Energy TransformationsEnegy AcrosticsEnergy Haikus11.4 Hydroelectric PowerImages of Activity: Water PowerActivity: Water PowerChapter Review: Mind MapsChapter Review: Questions
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Cover Letters and CVs

In groups of three the students researched and prepared a cover letter and curriculae vitae to apply for a position on a mission to a distant star in 2197
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Making Star Maps

Given the required supplies, the procedural instructions and each other as knowledge bases the class was set to work to build their own star maps.
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At the Vancouver Space Centre we had a 'blast' making, launching and measuring bottle rockets. I think it was Julia and Frida who made the 'highest' launch.
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Our Trip to the Space Centre

In the Space Centre we confirmed many of the concepts we had discovered - and piqued our interest in so many more.
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What is Energy?

The first section of the first chapter of this unit begins to define energy in scientific language.
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What We Already Know

This is an introductory activity to dig up what we already know but might not know we know.
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The Big Bang Theory

In this activity students 'play' with the concepts of model and theory while also 'playing' with balloons.
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Scientific Theories and Technologies Timelines

In groups the students created timelines with a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 items.
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What a Science Lesson Looks Like

Not all lessons are the same, but in general there is a pattern to lessons that follow the text.
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Before moving to triangulation review was required.

Triangulation, used to indirectly measure large distances is a difficult concept to grasp.
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