Classroom Examples: Middle School: Science

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Body Systems

In this inquiry, Grade 8 French-Immersion students were charged with becoming medical experts on a particular body system.... Continue Reading
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Can Bears and Humans Coexist?

Grade 6 students from the small town in Cardston in Southern Alberta, 50 km East of Waterton Lakes National Park, studied if bears and humans might coexist.... Continue Reading
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Catapult Engineering

Task: This video, created by teacher Nicole Cey, is a clear example of making teacher and student learning visible, as well ...Continue Reading
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Discipline-Based Task Design: Chemistry

Task: Through careful and intentional task design, Grade 8 students were given the opportunity to engage in an authentic approach ...Continue Reading
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Environmental Chemistry

In order to demonstrate that science is a part of their everyday world, students were asked to consider and explore how evidence-based science processes can help deepen out understanding of complex issues.... Continue Reading
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Exploring Structures – Bridge Builders

In this Grade 7 Science unit, students were given the opportunity to explore the discipline of engineering.... Continue Reading
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Know The Bow

This collaborative water study of the Bow River Watershed was conducted by students in six different schools across three school jurisdictions.... Continue Reading
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Millarville Archaeology

Using on-line resources from Our Roots, interviews of local residents, scouring attics and basements for hints and clues, students uncovered some good evidence that there was more to the back-lot of their school than anyone suspected.... Continue Reading
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Mokakioyis-Meyopimatisiwin

This project is an ethno-ecological inquiry that seeks to digitally preserve traditional Aboriginal knowledge in an interactive online environment. ... Continue Reading
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Our Farming Roots in Castor

In this project students learned about life in rural Alberta by interviewing local residents and recording their stories on a website.... Continue Reading
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Robotics

Engaging students in science inquiry and engineering by enabling them to create, invent, and explore with digital technologies.... Continue Reading
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Structures

In this project grade 7 students were tasked with selecting at least 3 natural and 3 human-made structures to study. ... Continue Reading
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The Blue Planet

During this investigation students explored human impacts on aquatic systems and examined the place of science and technology in addressing water issues.... Continue Reading

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