“It’s Your Experiment!” High School Science Teacher Conference 2008 (Oct 24th & 25th)

From the Michael Smith Laboratories

Our main topic

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We hope to focus on sustainability from the first talk…

Use case studies, have the students research certain topics (probably from first talk).

Sustainability of Ecosystems from grade 10

Textbook goes over sustainability and biodiversity but skims – would be nice to have kids research

Bring in things like biodiversity, oh deer activity, case studies, create a model system

The B3 under Sustainability of Ecosystems looks best = explain various ways in which natural populations are altered or kept in equilibrium

Format: non-competitive math fairs = students get a problem, parameters to help solve and then communicate results so that others can solve it

groups of 3 who become experts then explain it to others = carousel and jigsaw

two approaches (related): groups of students become ‘experts’ and then do one of two things:

  1. give two questions to teacher; teacher makes worksheet with all questions; students have to answer all the questions
  2. students come up with activity to teach classmates

OR we could create a resource-based town (like PG) where every student is given a different role – forestry manager, forester, fisheries, mining, fuels, tourism, etc. – they need to research their roles and then come up  with a consensus document on a sustainable plan for their town OR how would an environmental plan affect their position OR become an example of poor practices – what can they do

What about starting with clip from Rees to say that the resources will only last X number of years – what will the town do?


Written by teamredred

October 25, 2008 at 11:23 am

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  1. Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.


    January 22, 2009 at 12:53 am

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