Place-based Science

Johnny Williams:  Cedar Harvesting Video  (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

Sabrina Register, STAR School (Service to All our Relations), “Early Science and Nature” (Professional Development)

Stewards of the Future Toolkit An Educator’s Guide to Stewardship and Sustainability Learning in BC, by Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC.  ” Stewards of the Future provides funding and support for high school teachers and other educators to go on field trips, visit local sites of interest, and engage in stewardship projects in their communities. This guide has been created for teachers, leaders and students to inspire and support them in becoming involved in hands-on, place-based explorations of their communities, and the stewardship issues relevant to them.” (Middle School High School)  (Inquiry-Based Learning, Professional Development Resource)

Aboriginal Access to Engineering : “Discover Engineering – Culturally relevant educational materials for Aboriginal youth and their teachers.”  Inquiry based learning activities.  (Primary, Intermediate, Middle School, High School)

Nanabush Builds a Bridge – Structures Grade Three Unit Plan : Strong and Stable Structures from Aboriginal Access to Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Queens University. This is an aboriginal focused educational organization supporting indigenous participation in science training. Nanabush Stories and Learning Activities (Primary, Intermediate)

World of Sky Stories Teacher’s Guide : Presents six sky stories from indigenous cultures from around the globe.  Countries represented include Brazil, Australia, Japan, India, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Classical Greece and Baffin Island.  Each story is located on a map. Includes vocabulary, “Create  Living Story” activity and the six stories. (Primary, Intermediate)

David Suzuki – Salmon and the Forest: Suzuki explains the interconnectedness of everything within British Columbia’s temperate rain forest, emphasizing the central importance of salmon.  Here is Vocabulary that shows up in this video that teachers may choose to pre-teach if required. (Middle School. High School)

Bentwood Box Builders (Answer Camp 2001) : Lesson plans and instructions for building a Tlingit Bentwood Box.  Science and math concepts, and cultural knowledge are included.  This is an extensive inquiry based project. (Middle School, High School)