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: Growth and Changes in Animals
- Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Movement
- Understanding Matter and Energy: Properties of Liquids and Solids
- Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Air and Water in the Environment
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Learning Activities provide opportunity for deeper exploration of a subject. Organized by grade and topic (or strand), students should be guided through each Learning Activity by an adult. Before clicking on a topic to prepare for or begin this guided instruction, be sure to read these helpful tips about how to get the most out of TVO Learn.
Please note: To access the learning activities, visit this page with a computer or tablet.
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.
- Create your own song or dance about the Water Cycle.
- Research an animal of your choice and investigate its basic needs, characteristics, behaviour and adaptations.
- Research some ways in which animals can be harmful to humans.
- Investigate the properties of liquids by comparing the rate at which different liquids flow.
- Design, build and test a mechanism that includes one or more simple machines.
- Research a device that moves people. What are the simple machines used in this device?
- Design, build and test a structure that involves interactions between solids and liquids, for example an object that floats.
- Assess your personal use of water in your home. Can you make a plan to reduce the amount of water used when possible?
- Create your own definitions for 20 of the words in the vocabulary list.
Review this list of vocabulary associated with the curriculum. Practice 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.
Growth and Changes in Animals
Structures and Mechanisms
Matter and Energy
Properties of Liquids and Solids
Earth and Space Systems
Air and Water in the Environment
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