Structures and Mechanisms: 


Big Ideas in the Curriculum:

  1. Structures and mechanisms throughout our environment have forces that act on and within them. (Overall expectations 1 and 3)
  2. We can measure forces in order to determine how they affect structures and mechanisms. This information can be used to guide the design of new structures and mechanisms. (Overall expectations 1 and 2)
  3. Forces that result from natural phenomena have an effect on society and the environment. (Overall expectations 1 and 3)

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VIDEO: 10 Biggest Architecture Fails

Natural Disasters on Learn360:







VIDEO: How We Design Buildings To Survive Earthquakes

VIDEO: World’s Largest Earthquake Tester

VIDEO: How High Can We Build?

VIDEO: New Building Innovation Born of Natural Disasters

VIDEO: What makes bridges so strong?

VIDEO: World’s Funniest Engineering Fails

VIDEO: Ontario’s Worst Tornados

MAP of Canada’s Earthquakes

NEWS ARTICLE: Vancouver Island will rip open like a zipper when overdue earthquake hits

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Properties and Changes in Matter

Big Ideas in the Curriculum:

  1. There are three states of matter. (Overall expectations 2 and 3)
  2. Matter that changes state is still the same matter. (Overall expectations 2 and 3)
  3. Physical change refers to the fact that a substance can be changed from one form to another. (Overall expectations 2 and 3)
  4. Chemical change implies the formation of a new substance. (Overall expectations 2 and 3)
  5. The properties of materials determine their use and may have an effect on society and the environment. (Overall expectation 1)

VIDEO: Physical vs. Chemical Change

VIDEO: Physical Change

VIDEO: Chemical Change

VIDEO: Science in the Kitchen

Conservation of Energy

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Human System Quiz

circulatory human-systems muscular nervous respiratory skeletal

Human Body System Research Project

Research organizer

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Human Body Systems: Digestive System

Kahoot game



National Geographic Kids 

Videos How the body works  3:35 min  (watch and label diagram)  How the Body Works with Chloe and the Nerd  5:08 min Crash course biology 11:52 min