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Curriculum Science At Home

Science at Home
Curriculum Resources

Science is everywhere. Learning can happen anywhere.

Explore these grade-specific, curriculum-connected resources designed for Ontario teachers to use with their students.

  • Video presentations by our engaging Educators feature hands-on STEM activities
  • Corresponding PDFs provide easy-to-follow instructions and extension activities using everyday materials
  • Developed in collaboration with Science North and the Ontario Ministry of Education

New grade content coming weekly. Browse the options below and get started. Also available in French.


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THE NATURE OF SCIENCE — Grades 9-12 

It matters who does science! Good science requires different perspectives, lived experiences and knowledge systems. Students will explore the scientific process at home, and study how different perspectives and experiences lead to the creation of different scientific models.

SUBJECT: Science | TOPIC: The Nature of Science

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MEASURING VITAL CAPACITY — Grade 10 

We inhale and exhale around the clock — luckily we don’t have to remember to do it! Build a model of your respiratory system, and learn about factors that affect vital capacity by designing your own experiment.

SUBJECT: Science | STRAND: Biology | TOPIC: The Respiratory System 
EXPECTATIONS: 
A1.1, A1.5, B3.3, B3.4, B3.5

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ELECTROCHEMISTRY — Grade 12

Make artwork using the techniques of electroplating and electro-etching and use the creative process to learn about chemical reactions like "redox."

SUBJECT: Chemistry | STRAND: Electrochemistry | TOPIC: Electrolytic Cells (Electro-etching and Electroplating) | EXPECTATIONS: SCH4U: F2.1, F2.2, F2.5, F3.1, F3.5; SCH4C: D1.1, D2.1, D2.2, D2.3, D2.4, D3.1

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GEOLOGIC DATING — Grade 12 (SES4U) 

Using ordinary materials you can find around your home, explore two different geologic dating techniques that scientists use to determine the age of fossils and rocks. This video combines concepts from geology and chemistry to provide an introduction to the principles behind both absolute and relative dating.

SUBJECT: Earth and Space Science | STRAND: Planetary Science; Recording Earth's Geologic History | TOPIC: Relative and Absolute Dating
EXPECTATIONS: C.1.2, C1.2, D.2, D2.4, D2.6, D.3, D3.4, D3.5, D3.7, E2.2

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BY GRADE LEVEL

New resources will be posted here as they are completed. Stay tuned!

GRADES 9—12 

Grade 9: CD SPECTROMETER  (Science/Earth and Space Science)
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Grade 9: COOKIE CHEMISTRY  (Chemistry/Atoms, Elements and Compounds)
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Grade 9: ECOSYSTEMS AND OIL SPILLS   (Science/Biology)
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Grade 9: STATIC ELECTRICITY  (Science/Physics)
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Grades 9-12: THE NATURE OF SCIENCE  (Science)
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Grades 9-12: THE SCIENCE BEHIND FEELING ANXIOUS  (Science/Mental Health)
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Grade 10: ACIDS AND BASES  (Science/Chemistry)
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Grade 10: LIGHT AND OPTICS  (Science/Physics)
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Grade 10: MEASURING VITAL CAPACITY  (Science/Biology)
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Grade 10: OCEAN ACIDIFICATION  (Science/Climate Change)
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Grade 11: ECOSYSTEMS AND OIL SPILLS  (Environmental Science)
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Grade 11: EXTRACTING DNA  (Biology/Genetics)
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Grade 11: PLANT PROPAGATION  (Biology)
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Grade 11: SODA POP CHEMISTRY  (Chemistry)
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Grade 11: SOUND WAVES AND FREQUENCY  (Physics/Sound and Waves)
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Grade 12U: BUBBLE MEMBRANES  (Biology/Biochemistry)
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Grade 12: DNA EXTRACTION  (Biology/Molecular Genetics)
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Grade 12: ELECTROCHEMISTRY  (Chemistry/Electrochemistry)
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Grade 12: GEOLOGIC DATING  (Earth and Space Science)
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Grade 12: SPRING FORCE PHYSICS  (Physics)
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GRADES K—8 

Coming soon. In the meantime, explore these K-8 resources created by Science North.

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