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Education
Exchange
A ONE
This section contains a selection of resource materials and classroom support activities of interest to teachers in British Columbia.
CHILDREN MAP THEIR WORLD
Carleton University Library
Maps, Data and Government Information
Centre
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Email: [email protected]
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/children/
This collection of world
maps drawn by children
from many countries can
be used as a teaching
resource to engage
students in activities to
encourage learning about
the world. The maps present a number
of themes reflecting common concerns
of children, which students can explore.
The search feature permits students to
select themes of interest to them and to
consider how children of different ages
living in various parts of the world see
these issues.
LET’S TALK SCIENCE
CAGIS National
6519-B Mississauga Road
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 1A6
Phone: (905) 567-7190
Fax: (905) 567-7191
Email: [email protected]
http://publish.uwo.ca/~cagis/
CAGIS is a terrific
site designed for
girls aged 7-16 who
like science,
technology,
engineering and
mathematics. Students can explore:
optical illusions, ‘mathemagic’,
experiments, science links, and the
opportunity for membership.
ONLINE MAP CREATION (OMC)
University of Hawaii
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.aquarius.geomar.de/omc/
Create your own map
on-line, and if this is
your first time creating a
map be sure to visit the
“How To” section for
instructions. You may
create maps interactively
at this site. Fill out the form. Submit
your entries and a page with the
desired map will be returned to your
browser. The maps are actually created
by the “Generic Mapping Tools” (GMT).
This means a PostScript* version is
drawn first which you can download
onto your hard disk after completion.
The PNG-version (the one you get to
see in your browser window) may be
saved by terms of your browser.
COUNTRY REPORTS.ORG
Emulate Me
P.O. Box 430
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062, USA
http://www.countryreports.org/
Find detailed
information on any
country around the
world. From its
government and
economy to its
people and national anthem. Here you
will find over 6,600 pages and 6,400
related links on over 260 countries! This
site is a great resource for students,
teachers and anyone wanting to take a
trip.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL ANALYSIS: Pieces
of the Past
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.rom.on.ca/digs/munsell/
Created by the Royal
Ontario Museum,
this site offers a great
introduction to
Archaeology. If you
think you might
want to be an archaeologist then visit
this website to examine a fictitious dig
in Toronto, Canada! By going through
the bags of artifacts students will learn
how pieces of the past can tell us about
other people and times. Students can
also visit the Library to find more
information on the objects they find.
SCIENCE2DISCOVER, INC.
Menace In The Walls
P.O. Box 2435
Del Mar, CA 92014-1735
Phone: (888) 359-6075
Fax: (858) 793-0410
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.science2discover.com/Menac
eInTheWalls.htm
Menace in the Walls, by
N. L. Eskeland, weaves
the high-tension energy
of a mystery into the
amazing world of molds
and molecules. This
engaging tale creates a
thirst for further scientific knowledge
in children between the ages of 10-14.
ISBN:0-9673811-6-9; Price: $10.95;
Release Date: May 2004. Distributor:
Quality Books, Baker and Taylor
ROOM 108-PRIMARY SCIENCE
The Kids’ Educational Activity Centre
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.netrover.com/~3384mary/sc
ience/science.htm
Room 108 is an amazing
educational activity
centre for kids. The kids’
stories make this site
unique, with sound and
animation. There is lots
of educational fun with
songs, art, math, games, stories and
much more. Explore interactive games
about the human organs and skeleton,
the solar system, animals and the
seasons!
BUG BIOS
P.O. Box 796, Kalaheo, HI, 96741
Phone: (808)-332-5101
Fax: (808)-332-7841
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.insects.org
Bug Bios aims to
help you really see
insects for the
miniature marvels
they represent and to
understand how
intertwined our cultures have become
with these alien creatures. On the site,
explore: stunning insect
macrophotography combined with
informative descriptions; useful
educational resources including
information about butterfly wing
patterns; categorized and reviewed
links to other insect - related web sites
and resources.
STAVE LAKE FALLS – BC Hydro Tour
31338 Dewdney Trunk Road
Mission, BC
Phone: (604)-462-1222
http://www.bchydro.com/recreation/ma
inland/mainland5361.html
The Power House at Stave Falls offers
an exciting
experience for all
ages, with interactive
games and historic
displays that tell the
story of how power
helped build this province. Operation:
May 15-October 11, 2004; 7 days; 10:00
am-6:00 pm; Cost: Adults - $5.00 &
Seniors and Students - $4.00
Learn how electricity is made
See turbines and generators up close
Self-guided tours
Friendly staff on hand to answer
questions
50-seat theatre
Power House Gift Shop
Fully wheelchair accessible
Scenic location with BC Hydro
recreation sites nearby
ARCTIC ANIMALS OF ALASKA
Grade 1-2 Lessons
Sandra Boe, Teacher
Inland Empire Consortium for
International Studies
San Bernardino County Superintendent of
Schools
E-Mail: [email protected]://score.rims.k12.ca.us/activity/alask
a/index.html
In this mini-unit available
on-line, grade 1-2
students can conduct
research, write a poem
about an arctic animal,
and create a visitor’s
brochure for Denali
National Park!
PLANET EARTH CONFLICT:
Yellowstone Wolves (Grades 6-12)
13626 Twin Peaks Road
Poway, CA, 92064-3034
Phone: (858)-748-0010
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://www.powayschools.com/projects
/mt&r/ConflictYellowstoneWolf.htm
Should wolves in
Yellowstone National
Park be removed?
Students research wolves
and the public policy
debates (starting with the
links provided at this
site), then form and
defend their opinions. The lessons
conclude with an exercise in letter
writing to a person that has deep
feelings about the wolf issue. Students
should expect to receive a response. A
great learning experience for middle
and high school students!
BAGHEERA IN THE WILD
Craig Kasnoff Media Company Endangered Earth.com
E-Mail: [email protected]
(Curriculum Writing Team)
http://www.bagheera.com/lair.htm
The Bagheera endangered
species site is a place
where students can learn
more about the
endangered species
issues, and then, should
they choose, be a voice to
help save the animals from becoming
extinct. Bagheera has been designed to
either provide more information about
the endangered species issue, or as a
way to take action. Combined with
www.endangeredearth.com, Bagheera
provides all the necessary information
and resources for individuals to become
more knowledgeable about this
important issue, and to make a
difference. Also on the Bagheera site
you’ll discover free images, postcards,
teacher resources and a bookstore to
order from. (Grades 6-12)
WEATHER HERE AND THERE
Resource for Science Education Program
(RSE)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Weather Here and There
is an integrated weather
unit that incorporates
interaction with the
Internet and hands-on
collaborative, problem
solving activities for
students in grades four-six. This unit is
divided into six lessons. The lessons
integrate math, science, geography, and
language arts in the process of teaching
and learning about weather
phenomena. Students will become
involved in collaborative problem
solving using e-mail as well as through
joining projects offered via the Internet.
The Global Education Project will help
students see the relevance of science by
interacting with scientists and other
students across the world, as they
collaborate in the study of weather in
their environment.
FORESTRY PROFESSOR VISITS
AVAILABLE
University of British Columbia Faculty of
Forests
Contact: Kate Bottriell BSc (Hons)
Faculty of Forestry, Dean’s Office
#2610 - 24242 Main Mall
Forest Sciences Centre
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4
Phone: (604)-822-1834
Fax: (604)-822-8645
E-Mail: [email protected]
http://farpoint.forestry.ubc.ca/FP/.
UBC Faculty of
Forests has professors
that are available to
help teachers address
forest topics in the
classroom, with areas
of specialization ranging from Biology
to Conservation. Teachers can contact
Kate Bottriell at UBC to find an
appropriate match for your area of
study.
THE THINGS WE CARRY
Pacific Cinémathèque
Contact: Jamie Hall
Marketing Assistant
1131 Howe Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2L7
Phone: (604)-688-8202 ext 222
Fax: (604)-688-8204
THE THINGS WE CARRY STUDY
GUIDE AND VIDEO
Exploring the topic of
“sustainable
consumption”, this
kit is built around
seven short films
created by 100 high
school students from Vancouver,
Canada during the Things We Carry
Project. The materials act as an entry
point for classroom work and youth
action, and integrate global,
environmental and media education in
addressing two core themes: how our
values, beliefs, possessions and actions
affect both local and global ecosystems
and communities; and how we can
contribute to local and global
sustainability through our actions as
consumers and citizens. The Things We
Carry Study Kit includes a VHS
compilation of short youth-made videos
about sustainable consumption as well
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Education
Exchange
TEACHERS’ SHOPPING LIST
Companies, government agencies and other associations are welcome to submit items for inclusion in this section.
as a documentary on the project, and a
51-page classroom-ready study guide.
Cost: $35 + GST Pacific Cinémathèque
also offers a range of media literacy
study guides, a media education
visiting speakers program, and tailored
video production workshops for kids
and youth — in school and out — to
produce PSAs and short videos on
social justice and environmental
themes.
CANADIAN AGRICULTURE AT A
GLANCE
Statistics Canada
600 - 300 West Georgia St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6C7
Contact: Marion Smith
Education Consultant
Phone: (604) 666-1148
Fax: (604) 666-6966
E-Mail: [email protected]
www.statcan.ca
Canadian Agriculture at
a Glance is a recent
publication from
Statistics Canada, based
on the results of the 2001
Census of Agriculture.
The study of agriculture crosses many
curriculum boundaries: from Home
Economics to Geography to Business
Education. A set of lesson plans will be
available on the Statistics Canada
website, released over the next nine
months. The current lessons, with links
to the pdf articles, can be found at:
http://www.statcan.ca/english/kits/ag
ric04/intro.htm. The lessons are written
by Jane Witte, Educational Consultant,
Ontario Agri Food Education.
Learning Resources:
http://www.statcan.ca/english/edu/in
dex.htm
BCTF LESSON AIDS RESOURCES
To order, please include a cheque, VISA or
MasterCard number (with expiry date), or
an authorized Purchase Order and mail
to:
BCTF Lesson Aids Service
#100-550 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4P2
Purchase Orders and VISA/MasterCard
Orders may be faxed.
Phone: (604)-871-2181
Toll-Free (BC only): 1-800-663-9163
Fax: (604)-871-2295
http://www.bctf.bc.ca
The World Between the Tides
Author: Produced by
Earthwise Media
LLC, Length: 23minute VHS
videocassette,
Published: ©2004
This video presentation, produced in
partnership with the Seattle Aquarium,
is a beautifully filmed narrated journey
along the rich rocky shores of British
Columbia. The film focuses on animals
and plants exquisitely adapted to live in
the tough inter-tidal neighborhood.
Also included are biological strata and
tidal cycles. A 10-page teachers’ guide is
included. This video won the US
National Communicator Award of
Distinction.
#9503A Audience: Grades 6-12; Price:
$29.95
Land of the Spirit Bear
Author: D. Simon
Jackson, Spirit Bear Youth
Coalition, Length: 12minute VHS
videocassette, Published:
©2003
This package includes a
12-minute video, 23-page teacher’s
guide and a 18-page student’s guide.
The video overviews the habitat and
environment of the white Kermode or
spirit bear of British Columbia. The
Kermode bear is the white phase of the
black Kermode bear, a genetically
unique subspecies of the black bear,
found only in one small portion of
British Columbia’s coast. The future of
the spirit bear hangs in the balance
threatened by clear-cut logging, as the
spirit bear numbers fewer than four
hundred. The teacher’s guide includes
four sections with information on the
Spirit Bear Youth Coalition Education
initiative—the Youth Action Model,
Engaging Youth, the Plight of the Spirit
Bear and Taking the Next Step. The
student’s guide includes three sections
with information on starting a Chapter
of the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, and
two resource tools relating to the Youth
Action Model and the Plight of the
Spirit Bear. #EE211 Audience: Grades
4+; Price: $25.95
Take It to Your Seat
Science Centers
Author: Produced by
Evan-Moor
Educational
Publishers, Length: 192 p., Published:
©2004
This resource includes 14 self-contained
centers for science and literacy skills,
are easy to make with step-by-step
directions and include full-colour
covers and task cards. Topics include
life cycles, space, plants, animals,
energy, weather and the human body.
Note that the book is produced in the
USA and may contain some US
references. #8577 Audience: Grades 1-2;
Price: $22.95
For Education about our
environment and its natural
resources.
Provincial Office
#213 - 4438 West 10th Avenue, V6R 4R8
Vancouver, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 737-8555
Fax: (604) 737-8598
Teachers’ Fax: (604) 737-8533
Teachers’ Toll-Free: 1-888-28-TREES
Website: www.landscapesmag.com
Cheryl Ziola, President
E-mail: [email protected]
Available from FORED BC
• Website for teachers and students:
www.landscapesmag.com
• Teacher training workshops for a variety of
grade levels with a focus on resources such
as trees, wildlife, water, minerals, soil, as
well as related careers and aboriginal forest
practices.
• Information and activity packages in
response to teacher topic requests.
• Idea exchange sessions for teachers and
natural resource sector professionals.
• Training workshops for education volunteers
from industry and government.
• Advice and services for classroom presenters
on a consulting basis.
• Education consulting.
• Review of curriculum packages related to
environmental education topics.
• Participation in and provision of speakers for
Provincial Specialty Association conferences.
HOME PAGES
CANADA’S SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MUSEUM
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/kidszone.cfm
This interactive site sponsored by The Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa,
offers a variety of options for students. Kids of all ages can play games, explore
scientific topics, track adventures of scientists traveling through the Arctic, create an
invention and submit it to the online gallery, and more!
YOUTH SOURCE
http://www.youthsource.ab.ca/about.htm
The Youth Source website is produced and maintained by the Heritage Community Foundation,
with the support of its partners who provide materials, project examples, ideas and
funding. Youth Source is a resource for heritage-related learning. It provides readyto-use materials and examples of heritage learning for teachers and students. An
important aim of the site is to help connect teachers and youth to heritage
resources— historic photographs, artifacts, documents, built environment, the stories about people,
places and events in their communities-as they learn.
DOUGLAS HENDERSON’S EARTH HISTORY ILLUSTRATIONS
http://gallery.in-tch.com/~earthhistory/
Douglas Henderson, scientist and illustrator, provides an informative site where students
can explore the history of the earth through a timeline and learn about geology. The site
is encouraging to young artists who like to draw dinosaurs and enjoy the study of
paleontology.
EARTH NET – Virtual Resource Centre for Earth Science Educators
http://earthnet.bio.ns.ca/english/index.html
EarthNet is a virtual resource centre of earth science resource information and contacts
for teachers, home educators and students of all levels - elementary, junior and senior
high school. Earthquakes, dinosaurs, evolution, mountains, canyons, conservation, the
greenhouse effect, global change, oil and gas, energy, erosion, geological time, planets
and space, geoscience careers ... you can search on all these topics.
NATIONAL EARTHQUAKE HAZARD PROGRAM
http://www.seismo.nrcan.gc.ca/english/
Some of the information this site provides is: Recent Earthquakes, Seismic Sources
(Earthquakes, Nuclear Tests, Human Activity), Collecting and Storing Seismological
Data, and Earthquake Hazards/Zoning/Preparedness. You’ll also find products and
publications, links, a listing of recent earthquakes in Canada, hazard information,
networks and data archives, research and an earthquake-reporting centre.
ONTA (TM) — Fossil Fuel Kits For Energy Education
http://www.onta.com/
Visitors to this site have the opportunity to purchase kits and sets about different
kinds of fossil fuels. This site provides links to ONTA, Geoprime Minerals and
Northwest Scientific Supply Ltd., all companies servicing the educational community.
OFFICIAL CITY SITES
http://officialcitysites.org/canada.php3
This site provides a directory of many official municipal websites of cities and towns
across Canada. Details provided vary widely from town to town, but most do contain
municipal maps, facts, and photographs, in addition to information on services provided
in the areas.
ART2LIFE– The Canadian Century
http://www.art2life.ca/
Art2Life: The Canadian Century is an educational tool for students, educators, and
life long learners interested in Canadian culture, art and history. Art2LIFE provides an
in-depth look at 20th Century Canada through one hundred works of art, and an
interactive timeline that brings 100 years of art, people and events in Canada to life.
Journey through the decades and discover our country’s significant events, the compelling stories
behind our influential achievements and the captivating personalities who helped define 20th
century Canada. Explore our defining moments through primary source archival images, articles,
music, audio and video. Look to the past to understand our future.
COURSE WORLD
http://www.cbv.ns.ca/sarty/bio/bhome.html
Course World – Biosites was put up by Riverview high school in Cape Breton. This is a
great site to review high school biology topics. Lesson plans and slides for biology are
here as well.
THE VANCOUVER ROBOTICS CLUB
http://vancouverroboticsclub.org/
The Vancouver Robotics Club is a meeting place for people who like building robots.
The site has lots of information on available kits, part sources, electronic
components, micro-controllers and computers. Membership is $12 a year.
ON THIS DAY
http://www.bc.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day
Researched and published by Ottawa historians, this site allows students to find out what significant
events happened in Canadian history on any day of the year. Search ‘Today’s Canadian Headline…’ to
discover tidbits of information dating back to the early 1500’s!