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ANTICIPATION GUIDE - Learning Strategy
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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

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
02/07/2019
Abel's Island
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This page offers information on the following book:
Abel's Island
by William Steig
The story of a mouse who gets swept onto an island in a big storm and has to fend for himself in this new environment

ISBN: 9780241894774

Links available to other Let's Talk Science materials:
Related Design & Builds - A Floating Device

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
William Steig
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Amphibians
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This site offers 12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Analyzing & Interpreting
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"Skill Look-For" - Analyzing & Interpreting

Analyzing data is a process of looking for patterns in data that has been collected through inquiry and figuring out about what the patterns might mean. Interpreting the data is a process of trying to explain the patterns that were discovered.

Includes:
- Definition
- Analyzing & Interpreting are important because it…
- Developing the Skill of Analyzing & Interpreting (for teachers and students)
- Related Skills

Subject:
Education
Math
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/10/2019
And Everyone Shouted "Pull": A First Look at Forces and Motion
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This page offers information on the following book:
And Everyone Shouted "Pull": A First Look at Forces and Motion
by Claire Llewellyn
Learn about forces and motion as you join the farm animals on their trip to the market. The wheels on their cart help when they push, pull and stop on their journey.

ISBN: 9781404806566

Links available to other Let's Talk Science materials:
Related Inquiries - How Surfaces Affect Motion
Related Design & Build - Design and Build a Non-Slip Boot Tread

Subject:
Science
Physics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Claire Llewellyn
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Andre's Case: Diabetes and Stem Cells
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CASE STUDY OVERVIEW
Andre’s Case is about a fictional character named Andre, a teenage boy with type I diabetes. As students participate in this case study they will explore the science and ethics surrounding diabetes and the future potential of stem cell therapy.

Suggested Timing: 3-6 class periods plus time outside of class.

Includes teacher and student resources.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Health Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
02/07/2019
Animal Adaptations - Let's Talk Science
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Students develop and apply the skills of collaboration and communication and the skills and processes of computational thinking to learn about ways in which animals are adapted to live in their environments.

The process includes:
- Setting the Stage
- What To Do
- Assessment
- Co-constructing Learning
- Cross-Curricular Connections
- Extending the Learning

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
11/30/2018
Animal Life Cycles
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In this inquiry activity, students develop the skills of sorting and classifying and comparing and contrasting as they investigate the life cycles of animals.

The process includes:
- Setting the Stage
- What To Do
- Assessment
- Co-constructing Learning
- Cross-Curricular Connections
- Extending the Learning

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/10/2019
Animals In Winter
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This site offers background information, definitions and explanations, with examples, of hibernation, adaptation and migration of animals, including insects.

Included are:
- Overview
- Did You Know?
- References

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Animals: Migration
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This site offers 10 images of some animals such as salmon, Monarch butterflies, whales, zebras and wildebeast that move seasonally from one region to another.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Applying Research by Pivoting in Your Classroom
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This site offers ways to use the learning strategy of "Pivoting" and allowing you help your student apply their research.

The term “pivot” in entrepreneurial thinking practice describes a change in strategy without a change in vision. This activity reinforces the importance of building the ability to pivot directly into the start of a project.

Pivoting helps students to identify and focus on the most valuable elements of an idea through a process of hypothesizing, researching, and modification.

Why is it Valuable?
Learning is a process of continually adding to our ideas, and modifying ideas that are based on flawed assumptions or incomplete information. Our ability to learn is frustrated when we become overly protective of our ideas, or start to see them as end points rather than stepping stones to more sophisticated concepts.
By encouraging students to continually test and revise their ideas as their projects take shape, we are arming them with a fundamental tool for lifelong learning.

Subject:
Education
Entrepreneurship
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
01/22/2019
Arachnids
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This site offers 5 images of invertebrates such as spiders and scorpions characterized by having 4 pairs of segmented legs, 2 main body parts and simple eyes.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
01/17/2019
BYO (Building Your Own) Timeline - Learning Strategy
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This is an individual or whole class strategy which combines reading/viewing comprehension skills with critical thinking skills. Individually or in groups, students choose one or several points from the timeline and create a sub-timeline related to the selected point(s). (Includes student graphic organizer)

Why use it?
- To examine events on a Canadian timeline in the context of a broader global timeline
- To help students develop the understanding that scientific discoveries and innovations contribute to, and are part of, a larger body of knowledge
- To consolidate learning after reading or viewing new material

Subject:
Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
02/04/2019
Beaver, Beaver Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam
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This page offers information on the following book:
Beaver, Beaver Build! Life at the Longest Beaver Dam
by Sandra Markle
Follows a year in the life of a young male beaver as he swims, plays, helps his family build and repair their dam and lodge, and learns how to flap his tail to ward off predators.

ISBN: 9781467749008

Links available to other Let's Talk Science materials:
Related Inquiries - Animal Adaptations

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Sandra Markle
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Biotechnology Learning Continuum, Grades 7 to 12
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This document outlines a framework to assist educators and curriculum and resource developers in providing Canadian students with opportunities to develop awareness and understanding of biotechnology.

The purposes of the Biotechnology Learning Continuum, Grades 7 to 12 are:

- to identify opportunities for teachers, resource developers and curriculum developers to develop units, lesson plans and learning resources about biotechnology;
- to support the implementation of existing curriculum requirements within the context of biotechnology; and
- to be used as a resource by curriculum developers for future curriculum revisions to ensure that students develop an understanding of biotechnology and its current and future impact on our lives.

Subject:
Education
Science
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
CurioCity
Date Added:
02/04/2019