Use these questions to interview an adult about 21st century skills and teach your students about the value of these skills in life.
As an activity related to FOSS unit Magnetism and Electricity, 4th grade science students use a computer download to explore electrical circuits and to generate illustrations of electrical circuits for physical models built in class
- Electrical & Electronics
- Material Type:
- Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- Provider Set:
- Pedagogy in Action
- Lorraine Aaland
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This is an individual learning strategy which is used to help students access prior knowledge and introduce a new topic by completing a type of ‘ticket’ which admits them to class. Includes student graphic organizer.
Why use it?
- To establish a purpose for reading
- To access and activate prior knowledge and readiness
- To introduce a new topic of study or discussion
- To provide an effective and efficient way of formatively assessing students
Student groups create working radios by soldering circuit components supplied from AM radio kits. By carrying out this activity in conjunction with its associated lesson concerning circuits and how AM radios work, students are able to identify each circuit component they are soldering, as well as how their placement causes the radio to work. Besides reinforcing lesson concepts, students also learn how to solder, which is an activity that many engineers perform regularly giving students a chance to be able to engage in a real-life engineering activity.
This is an individual strategy in which students are presented with a list of statements that are related to the topic(s) presented in a text/video that will be read or viewed. While some of the statements may be clearly true or false, a good anticipation guide includes statements that provoke disagreement and challenge students’ beliefs about the topic. Includes student graphic organizer.
Why use it?
- To access and activate prior knowledge of the topic of a piece of written text or video
- To introduce a new topic from reading an article on the topic or viewing a video
- To build a student’s personal interest in the subject he/she will be reading about or seeing
- To establish a purpose for reading text/viewing a video (students read to gather information that will either confirm or dispute their initial beliefs and cause them to rethink their beliefs)
- To develop critical-thinking skills
High school graduation rates for First Nations, Métis Nation and Inuit people remain low, particularly at federally-funded schools on reserves. As a result, too many Indigenous youth find themselves with little opportunity once they leave school.
That’s why, in 2008, the Martin Family Initiative launched the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurship Program (AYEP), a program for Grades 11 and 12 students, designed to introduce Indigenous students to the wide range of business opportunities available within the Canadian economy. The curriculum teaches students how entrepreneurs and other business people recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures. Indigenous youth learn the perspective and skills required to achieve success in secondary school, the workplace, post-secondary education or training programs, and in daily life.
Students are provided with an introduction to above-ground storage tanks, specifically how and why they are used in the Houston Ship Channel. The introduction includes many photographic examples of petrochemical tank failures during major storms and describes the consequences in environmental pollution and costs to disrupted businesses and lives, as well as the lack of safety codes and provisions to better secure the tanks in coastal regions regularly visited by hurricanes. Students learn how the concepts of Archimedes' principle and Pascal's law act out in the form of the uplifting and buckling seen in the damaged and destroyed tanks, which sets the stage for the real-world engineering challenge presented in the associated activity to design new and/or improved storage tanks that can survive storm conditions.
Accounting covers accounting principles and practices, the complete accounting cycle and creation of financial reports. Use of the general journal and special journals, general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and proper financial reporting.This course provides instruction in the basic accounting procedures used to operate a business including sole proprietorship, partnerships, and corporations. The accounting procedures presented will also serve as a sound background for employment in office jobs and preparation for further education and training. The complete accounting cycle is covered, students learn how to us generally accepted accounting principles to prepare, analyze, verify financial transactions, reports and economic information to make decisions for organizations.The course trains students in the basics of manual and computerized accounting. Students learn accounting topics including ethics, accounting principles, computing accounting, accounting terminology, job specific accounting, and clerical duties related to accounting. Students also gain real-world applications in income tax, personal finance, and stock market.
More than four million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico during the 87-day period following the explosion at the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010. The environmental and social effects of the Gulf Oil Spill will continue to draw the attention of educators for years to come as scientists continue to learn more about The Deepwater Horizon blowout and its impacts over time. Help teach your students about this event using PLT activities.
This automotive course is designed for the third- and fourth-year student, providing advanced training to students as well as necessary skills and knowledge about the internal combustion engine, diesel engines, advanced car systems, and new/emerging careers in the automotive service industry. Upon completion, students will have an increased background of knowledge and skills to make repairs and adjustments on the various systems of the modern automobile, using up-to-date equipment and tools.
Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.
"Agricultural Equipment Technicians diagnose, repair, modify, overhaul, service and maintain some of today’s most technologically advanced machines—tractors, combines, cultivators, seeders, sprayers. If you like working with ag equipment and troubleshooting mechanical problems, it’s a great career choice."
A fabulous resource for K-12 students that makes connections to ELA, Social Studies, Career Ed, PAA, Health, Art & Math.
Featured resources include :
My Food My Story (Gr. K-4)
Saskatchewan Seed Kit (Gr. 3)
Global Food Security (Gr. 7)
Ag Careers (Gr. 7/8)
What is Growing Around Us? (Gr. 2-4)
Exploring a Healthy Relationship with the Land (ES20 or Gr. 10)
Ag in Sk: Past Present Future (Gr. 4)
There is much much more available as well!
Ag in the Classroom has hundreds of resources that will assist students, parents and teachers in meeting curriculum outcomes in a FUN, ENGAGING way! Simply use this search tool to find ones that will get you and your students learning about the great things they have to offer!
Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find the "AG in SK Game Show"
A competitive and interactive quiz game that tests your student's knowledge about agriculture. It is a fun and engaging way to challenge students to see who knows the most about how our food is made, agriculture, and much more, in a classroom or at home. With beginner, intermediate, and expert levels it can be used for a variety of different age levels.
Download all five of these fun agriculture-related word searches for your students to try!
Check out Manitoba's Agriculture in the Classroom resources and activities which include hundreds of bilingual resources, lesson plans, free downloads, learning kits and more. You can filter by grade, resource type (Fun Stuff, Learning Activities, Online Game, Reference, Resource Kit, Student Activity Sheet, Teacher's Guide, Video), subject (Art, Career Exploration, ELA, English, FAL, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Health, Math, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Technology) and language (English, French).
This is a great companion resource to the AITC SK materials found at https://resourcebank.ca/courses/agriculture-educational-resources-ag-in-the-classroom.
- Arts Education
- Educational Technology
- English Language Arts
- Health Education
- Physical Education
- Practical & Applied Arts
- Career & Work Exploration
- Food Studies
- Social Studies
- Material Type:
- Primary Source
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Unit of Study
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Resources for all things Agriculture!
We want students to:
Know where their food comes from
Recognize the importance of agriculture in our daily lives
Think critically about information they are exposed to
Understand the importance of science and technology in sustainably producing food
Appreciate farmers and their care for the land and animals
Be inspired to consider a career in agriculture