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A cross-curricular writing activity which combines English / Language Arts with science topics. Includes six scenarios: hurricane, tornado, sand storm, tsunami, earthquake, and volcano. Makes for a great summary assignment after a unit on natural
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A fun experiment where students get to build model rockets out of water or soda bottles. The activity culminates on an outdoor "launch day". This will require that you have a bottle rocket launch pad. These can be made or excellent ones can be
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A fun, hands-on way to teach the concept of buoyancy. Requires modeling clay, string and a spring scale. Keywords: Buoyancy, gravity, fluids, fluid, lab, chemistry, BC Science Guy
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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A short experiment where students get to build a model of the chest cavity and one lung. Once completed, the model will actually simulate the ventilation of the lung as the model diaphragm is moved up and down. Helps solidify the concept of
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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A worksheet with 10 problems related to using the three variations of the density formula d=m/v. Keywords: Density, worksheet, chemistry, buoyancy, mass, volume, BC Science Guy
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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A great data sheet for your hands-on station lab on mass, weight, and volume. Requires basic set up with balances, and graduated cylinders. Six stations in all covering mass, weight, volume of regular solids, volume of irregular solids (both
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A great, hands-on activity to engage students in the process of classifying matter. Students must classify substances into homogeneous or heterogeneous, pure substance or mixture, element, compound, solution, suspension, or mechanical
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A nice summary quiz on mass, weight, volume of regular solids, and volume of irregular solids. Keywords: mass, volume, weight, BC Science Guy, quiz, test, laboratory
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This is a cut and sort or "building from clues" type of activity that would be good as either an introduction or a review activity in a unit on classifying matter. Students are asked to determine the definitions of elements, compounds, solutions,
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A fun, hands-on way to teach the concept of density. Requires the density block sets that can be purchased from any science supply business. Keywords: Density, blocks, lab, chemistry, BC Science Guy
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6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
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A template for an introduction to chemistry lab. Students heat ice water until the boiling point is reached and then graph the results. Template includes space to generate a guiding question, hypothesis, data table, graph the data, and provide a
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An introductory level lab, well suited to middle school or junior high level. You will need access to compound microscopes as well as prepared slides of plant and animal cells. Onion root cells work well for plants and epithelial cells for
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A fun lab that gets the students outside for some easy measurements and then wows them by allowing them to calculate (with reasonable accuracy) the weight of a vehicle using only a ruler and tire pressure gauge. Great for any unit on fluids, force,
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It's getting close to winter holidays and you need something to grab the kids attention and keep them engaged while they have an acute case of "Christmas Brain"! The answer? Rockets! Well... milk jug rockets to be exact. This activity takes you
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I have been teaching high school for 14 years.

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I'm a performer - I like to hook the kids with interesting demos and stories... then I let them sink their teeth into the material with something hands-on (lab, project, etc.).

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Bachelor of Science (Biology major) Post Graduate Diploma (Physical Geography)

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