Science

"Our job is not to prepare our students for something; Our job is to help students prepare themselves for anything" - Spencer & Juliani (Empower)

Grade 3-8 Science Lesson Guides 

What are Science Lesson Guides?

With the shift in focus of science education in recent years, EECD has created Science Lesson Guides to offer teachers a set of guides based on the curriculum document.  Science Lesson Guides are designed so that teachers can start at the beginning of the document and each lesson builds on the next. All outcomes from the curriculum are accounted for and the learning takes place in the suggested order.  The guides have worksheets and rubrics for each lesson for teachers to use for Assessment purposes

Posted: April 12, 2019

An assortment of files containing practice questions for the provincial science skills assessment in grade 4.  The best practice is doing science activities, it is also important to practice reading the types of questions asked on the provincial assessment.

Practice questions shared from ASD-E and ASD-W.  The best practice is doing science activities, it is also important to practice reading the types of questions asked on the provincial assessment.

An assortment of questions to practice for the provincial assessment on science skills.  The best practice is doing science activities, but it is also important to practice reading the types of questions asked on the provincial assessment.

Posted: February 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce information regarding our upcoming ASD-N STEM Fests taking place in March 2019.

 

There will be two STEM Fests, one in Bathurst and the other in Miramichi.  Documents (safety instructions, resources, judging rubrics, etc.) have been updated and posted to http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/page/stem-fest-project-documents.  Registration information is available as well at http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/page/stem-fest-2019-registration-and-information Dates, schedule and locations are below.  

 

Once again, K-2 students will have designated participation spots and there are resources on STEM North to help at this grade level.

 

Parents are encouraged to stay and participate with their child.

 

Bathurst/Campbellton/Dalhousie area STEM Fest

Event Date: Saturday, March 16th 2019

Location: Terry Fox Elementary, Bathurst

Registration Deadline:  Thursday, March 14th 2019 (Registration is now live)

 

Miramichi/Rexton area STEM Fest

Event Date: Saturday, March 23rd 2019

Location: James M. Hill High School

Registration Deadline: Thursday, March 21st 2019  (Registration is now live)

 

 

 

Activity  

9:30-10:00 

Project arrivals and set up 

10:00-10:20 

Welcome, introductions and instructions 

10:30-11:15 

Judging and Activity Rooms

11:15-12:00 

Judging and Activity Rooms 

12:00-12:30 

Lunch (pizza for students/teachers/volunteers) 

12:30-1:15 

Judging and Activity Rooms

1:15-2:00 

Judging and Activity Rooms

2:00-2:40 

Public Viewing (while Judges meet) 

2:40-3:00 

Presentation/Door Prizes/Closing  

*students will be assigned a group letter for judging

 

Maximum number of projects (with a max of two students per project) per grade that can be registered from your school:

K-2: 4 projects

3-5: 8 projects

6-8: 8 projects

9-12: 8 projects

 

The project judging will take place throughout the day and students will participate in STEM-related activities when not being judged.  

 

We are looking forward to another great year of celebrating our students’ accomplishments at STEM Fest 2019!

The NGSS classroom resources database has many lessons and activities that have been vetted by the NSTA as well as user submitted materials.  http://ngss.nsta.org/Classroom-Resources.aspx

The NGSS is more than a resource or someone's opinion on science education; it is the result of years of research and collaboration among education leaders and professional researchers.  If you would like help with any of these, or other activities, contact the district STEM team.

Croft students in grades 4 and 5 are participating in a STEM enrichement that will culminate with the STEM Projects to be displayed at the ASD-N Elementary STEM Fair.  In this session we learned the design process by building the tallest house of cards.  Students evaluated their designs and offered feedback to other groups and redesigned based on new discovery.

View the image gallery - http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/gallery/house-cards-activity

ASD-N has recently made a shift towards STEM projects rather then traditional Science Fair Projects.  This along with the emphasis on variables and data collection in the spotlight on skills documents (3-8) has created some confusion about how an Engineering or Innovation based projects can fit.  Planning documents at both the elementary and middle/high level have been created for teachers to use for these type of projects.

http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/page/stem-project-planning

Today we added to our previous learning of making materials more stable but introducing the concept of fastners.  Students did an inquiry activity to see which fastners make straws the most stable.  From our discussion those concpets were used in planning their next structure.  Students began to plan the mateirals, fastners and design concepts needed, eventually they built small models of their designs to see if their plans worked.

Images available at http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/gallery/res-materials-and-structures...

Posted: November 27, 2015

Day one of our enrichement had groups of students working on three individual structures: Tall; Strong; and Crossing an Open Space.

Students acted like Engineers to collaborate to build a structure based on the assigned task.  They troubleshootted issues, took suggestions from other groups and applied what they learned to make a plan for next time.

View our Image Gallery - http://stemnorth.nbed.nb.ca/science/gallery/reston-elementary-grade-3-ma...