TVO Learn is designed to meet each student where they are on their learning journey. Learning Activities are comprehensive and require guided instruction from an adult, while Resources for Learning, Apply the Learning prompts and Vocabulary lists work well to reinforce specific skills or to enable independent exploration of a subject. Use these helpful tips to get the most from TVO Learn.
How to Use These Resources
Science is a way of knowing which seeks to describe and explain the natural and physical world. An important part in building scientific and technological literacy is an understanding of the nature of science, which includes an understanding of the following: what scientists, engineers, and technologists do as individuals and as a community, how scientific knowledge is generated and validated. Science addresses what benefits, costs, and risks are involved in using this knowledge and how science interacts with technology, society, and the environment.
The goals of the science and technology program is to relate science and technology to society and the environment. Science and technology is a subject in which students learn to consider both the knowledge and skills that will help them to understand and consider critically the impact of developments in science and technology on modern society and the environment.
The science and technology curriculum is divided into four strands:
Understanding Life Systems: Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
Understanding Matter and Energy: Energy in Our Lives
Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Daily and Seasonal Changes
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Resources for Learning
Chosen by TVO educators, these resources support the curriculum outlined above. Review the below list of options along with the activities. Then, read, watch, listen or play to build understanding and knowledge.
Complete the suggested activities using these resources and other TVO resources.
Apply the Learning
Choose from the following to consolidate learning across all curriculum strands.
Make a poster or short speech to explain how showing care and respect for all living things helps to maintain a healthy environment.
Make a list and identify the location and function of the major parts of the human body including your sense organs. For example, the lungs are in your chest and they are used for breathing.
Make a list or chart of different fasteners (tape, glue, button, zipper) and describe the use for each.
Design, build, and test a structure for a specific purpose (for example, a tent, a model of a swing set, a bird feeder, a wigwam)
Design and construct a device that uses energy to perform a task (for example, a kite that uses wind, an instrument that uses human energy to make sounds).
How does your family use electricity at home? How can you reduce energy consumption?
Investigate the amount of change in heat from the sun throughout the day. Draw a diagram or explain using pictures you find. How does this affect your daily routine?
Investigate the amount of change in heat from the sun throughout the year. Draw a diagram or explain using pictures you find. How do you adapt to these changes?
Create your own definitions for 20 of the words in the vocabulary list.
Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practise spelling, research definitions, and find these vocabulary words when engaging with the TVO resources or completing learning activities.
Students should understand and be able to apply these words in context.
Needs and Characteristics of Living Things
Structures and Mechanisms
Materials, Objects, and Everyday Structures
Matter and Energy
Energy in Our Lives
Earth and Space Systems
Daily and Seasonal Changes
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