Grade 6

Classroom videos, student handouts, and offline lesson plans will be made available on the days listed below. 
 
You will be able to send these videos and handouts to your students to provide them with key concepts and activities that link to the curriculum.

The offline lesson plans provide a detailed explanation of the concepts and the procedure. You can use this to help teach the lesson. These will also be made available to students without internet access.


earth and space systems
  • How to Stellarium, Pt. 1!

    In this lesson, students will learn how to use Stellarium Web, a useful web-based planetarium tool. Stellarium can be used to navigate the night sky, as well as find key celestial objects, such as the North Star, planets, the Moon, and the seasonal constellations.

    Listed below are the concepts that will be covered:

    • The sky changes throughout the night, and from day to day
    • The Moon changes its phase and location in the sky
    • Where to find the seasonal constellations
    • How to find the North Star

    MATERIALS

    IMAGES

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

    DOWNLOADABLE RESOURCES

    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • How to Stellarium, Pt. 2!

    In this lesson, students will learn more on how to use Stellarium Web in order to navigate the night sky at different locations, as well as find key celestial objects, like the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, planets, and the southern constellations.

    Listed below are the concepts that will be covered:

    • The Sun, Moon and planets travel along a path across the sky
    • Usefulness of red light when star watching
    • The sky looks different at different latitudes

    MATERIALS

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    HANDOUT

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

life systems
  • Biodiversity: Agriculture!

    Students will learn about biodiversity and two different types of agriculture; monoculture and polyculture.


    MATERIALS

    • A pencil or pen
    • One die
    • At least 6 pieces each of 5 different coloured items (LEGO®, Smarties, Fruit Loops, etc)
    • An extra piece of paper to draw your “farms”

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Biodiversity: Wetlands!

    During this lesson, students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems by looking at the importance of wetlands and indicator animal species within them. Students will also learn how to build their own terrarium, make their own frog calls, and will tackle questions on the importance of wetlands.


    MATERIALS

    Terrarium Materials:

    • Glass container, with or without top
    • Small stones or pebbles
    • Activated charcoal or moss
    • Potting soil
    • Plants (air plants, succulents and mini cacti are great options)
    • Sticks moss, and other decorative items

    DIY Frog Call Materials:

    • Plastic cup
    • 2 paper clips
    • An elastic
    • Scissors
    • Glue or sticky tape

    *Please follow your city’s rules and avoid searching for materials at public parks or nature areas that are off limits. Please try and find materials at home. If you cannot find materials at home, you can draw and colour a terrarium with all of the correct labels of layers on the handout

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matter and energy
  • Static Electricity!

    In this lesson, students will learn about static electricity by following three hands-on experiments and designing one of their own.


    MATERIALS

    • Fleece blankets (or pyjamas)
    • Handout
    • Crayons, pencils, pens
    • Comb
    • 2 or more balloons
    • Empty pop can
    • Salt or puffed cereal like rice or millet

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS


  • Current Electricity!

    Students will learn that current electricity is a flow of electrons through a circuit that is in series or in parallel and they will explore the differences between conductors and insulators.


    MATERIALS

    Conductive and Insulating Play-Doh:

    • Kettle (or saucepan and hot plate)
    • Measuring cups
    • Mixing spoons
    • Plastic mixing bowls
    • Flour
    • Salt
    • Sugar
    • Canola oil
    • Food colouring (optional)
    • Water (tap)
    • Deionized or distilled water
    • 9V batteries
    • alligator clips (alternative: wire or paperclip)
    • LED

    Paper Circuit:

    • Paper or cardstock
    • Aluminum or copper tape (aluminum foil will also work)
    • Regular tape
    • 3V coin battery
    • LED
    • Heavy-duty plastic clip

    HANDOUT

    HANDOUT ANSWERS

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    CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

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