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Curriculum

Science Curriculum Documents are available from the Nova Scotia Department of Education.  Many of these documents can be downolded in PDF format.  You can also order (online) a print version of curriculum documents.

Click here to see the list of available curriculum documents.

 

Check out Green Street for your Classroom!

 

Green Street, a national non-profit program, seeks to provide opportunities to actively engage youth and teachers in environmental and sustainability education. This program links schools to reputable environmental and sustainability education organizations across the country. Teachers in Nova Scotia can register online for curriculum-aligned programs that range from discovering ecofootprinting and learning about the magic of wind turbines, to letter writing with eco pen-pals and greening barren, concrete schoolyards!

    All Green Street approved programs are credible, and curriculum-aligned and aim to foster a life-long commitment to environmental stewardship.  These programs are accessible and affordable to all teachers in Canada (most programs are free!).   For more information, please see www.green-street.ca or www.marueverte.ca

 

 

InnovationCanada.ca - The Online Magazine

    Motivating Canada's youth to be interested in science is crucial if we wish to maintain the high standards of living that we have achieved in this country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) believes that part of motivating students to get involved in the world of research involves showing them that they are never too young to contribute to science! That is why every issue of our online magazine, InnovationCanada.ca, features the inspiring story of a Young Innovator. InnovationCanada.ca launched their first issue in February 2002.

    InnovationCanada.ca has been committed to bringing you stories that showcase the exciting transformation taking place across Canada?s research landscape. Stories about talented people dreaming and working tirelessly to push the boundaries of knowledge and innovation. Together, these researchers and their teams have helped raise the bar on what our country can accomplish as it strives to create a better future for every Canadian.

 

Science.gc.ca - World Record Attempt

Join the Science.gc.ca team, its partners, and Canadians at hundreds of locations across the country to help us set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Science Lesson this October 18th.  
 
You can join in and help by organizing this  30 minute lesson at your school, science centre, community organization or place of work. Have fun flying paper airplanes and learning about gravity and atmosphere on Earth, Mars and the Moon while setting a World Record. The lesson will take place at  the same time across Canada and all participating locations will be featured on Science.gc.ca.

This record-breaking event will also kick start National Science and Technology Week — a celebration of the importance of science and technology in everyday life and of the rich scientific and technological culture in Canada.

Our record breaking event last year was a lot of fun and I hope you can join us this year to be a part of another world record-setting event! Visit Science.gc.ca to find out what’s involved and how easy it is to be a part of this great event popularizing science. You can also contact us with specific questions.

For other fun science and technology related educational activities please see our five
Science.gc.ca Activity Books available at www.science.gc.ca/ab.

Our latest edition features 34 science activities for all skill levels and age groups (primary, intermediate, and secondary). All activities can be easily incorporated into classroom projects and will give students another perspective on how science is present in our daily lives. The Activity Books help make learning about science fun and interactive! 

Science.gc.ca is the official Government of Canada source for science and technology information. Our website offers an interactive and fun approach to learning with Games, Videos, Ask a Scientist, and  educational resources.

For more information about other events taking place during National Science and Technology Week, visit science.gc.ca/NSTW.