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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
R053013
Coast Salish, Coastal Rainforests and Cougars
This book examines the life cycle of the cougar and the coastal rainforest ecosystem where the Coast Salish live. The focus is the connection between the people, the cougar and the rainforest. This book is part of a series that explores ecosystems, biomes and biodiversity from a First Nation perspective.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R047240
Dot to Dot in the Sky Series
Multiple illustrations, organized fact boxes, and a thematic page-frame are elements that make these compact paperbacks interesting to read. The paperbacks integrate folktales and scientific information about the moon and planets. The stories can be used as read-alouds for younger grades or silent reading for older students. The combination of mythology and science reflects the fascination with the moon and the planets, its influence on the human world and the attempt of ancient cultures to g...
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•  Dot to Dot in the Sky. Stories of the Moon
•  Dot to Dot in the Sky. Stories of the Planets
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: October 14, 2019
R101744
Enhancing School Science with Indigenous Knowledge: What We Know From Teachers and Research
This handbook, published by the Saskatoon Public School Division, presents the experiences and perspectives of teachers and Elders as they work toward enhancing scientific knowledge with Indigenous knowledge in the curriculum. Chapter topics include: Combining Indigenous Knowledge and Science, Challenges Faces by Teachers and Culturally Valid Assessment.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $39.88
Record posted/updated: January 11, 2019
R053116
Haisla, Rivers and Chinook Salmon
This book examines the life cycle of the Chinook salmon and the river ecosystem that runs through Haisla lands. The focus is the connection between the people, the salmon and the river. This book is part of a series that explores ecosystems, biomes and biodiversity from a First Nation perspective.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R042335
Inquiring Safely: A Guide for Middle School Teachers
Actively engaging students in the nature of science and developing scientific concepts and inquiry requires hands-on experience. It is important for students to observe and to investigate within a safe environment. This teacher resource raises awareness of ways to ensure safety within the classroom. Rather than outlining a set of rules and regulations, the authors discuss safety concepts within the context of classroom examples. Safety is viewed as a habit of mind that encourages teachers to...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.21 US
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2017
R052459
Lakota, Mixed Grasslands and Bald Eagles
This book examines the life cycle of the eagle and the grassland ecosystem where the Lakota live. The focus is the connection between the people, the eagle and the grasslands. This book is part of a series that explores ecosystems, biomes and biodiversity from a First Nation perspective.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R045378
NightWatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe (4th ed.)
This guide to the night-time skies combines full-colour photographs, informative text, charts, boxes and tables to create an excellent reference book for both students and teachers. Canadian author and astronomer Terence Dickinson clearly presents information on the differences among planets, comets, satellites and stars; the ways to use star patterns for determining time and direction; and the criteria for choosing binoculars or a telescope.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $35.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R050387
Pearson Saskatchewan Science 6. Student Text
Saskatchewan Science 6 is custom published for Saskatchewan and developed by a team of Saskatchewan teachers. Each unit starts with a list of "Big Ideas" that sets the focus for the unit. A Big Idea then provides the title for each section in the unit. Throughout the unit, opportunities are provided for students to work together, communicate ideas, perform experiments, and carry out library and Internet research. Key vocabulary is bolded throughout the unit and an explanation of each term is ...
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•  Pearson Saskatchewan Science 6. Student Edition E-Book CD
•  Pearson Saskatchewan Science 6. Teacher's Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $89.78
Record posted/updated: October 14, 2019
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Saskatchewan Birds
Over 145 species of birds are described in this well-organized and colourful resource. The book is divided into major categories such as diving birds, waterfowl, birds of prey and owls. Within these sections, individual birds are covered on each page. Each entry contains a drawing, a map and a description of the bird's habits and characteristics. The introduction provides background information about the top birding sites and sanctuaries in Saskatchewan, as well as a discussion about the pro...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $17.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Science 6. Additional Learning Resources (2009)
This list list of learning resources identifies high-quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, Science 6. A list of core learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: April 27, 2019
R071755
Science 6. Core Learning Resources (2009) Updated 2012
This list of learning resources identifies high-quality resources that have been recommended by the Ministry of Education to support the curriculum, Science 6. A list of additional learning resources can also be found on the Ministry of Education website.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 27, 2019
R047200
Science Scope
This NSTA journal, specifically geared towards science teachers in the middle years, is published eight times per year. Each issue focuses on a particular theme and contains a variety of articles with up-to-date information about the teaching of science and detailed activities for use in the classroom. This professional resource helps educators to be informed about leading thought and developments in the teaching of science.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $79.00 US (individual membership)
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2017
R045366
The Kids Book of the Night Sky
For students already inspired by the night sky, or for those yet to be, this book offers a range of information and ideas for sky watching. It includes a game of Night Sky I Spy, ideas on how to keep an astronomer's log, traditional narratives about the night sky from different cultures and information about the northern lights, eclipses and much more.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $16.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071756
The Power of Electricity
In this program, viewers learn about various ways in which electricity is generated, the different kinds of electricity (alternating and direct), and the importance of electricity in our everyday lives. Computer animations illustrate how a turbine and generator work, as well as the function of transformers. The Hoover Dam is used as a primary example of how flowing water may be harnessed to produce electricity. This program also touches on the importance of energy efficiency, as well as alter...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $49.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of Life on Earth
Readers are invited to climb the Tree of Life to gain a better understanding of the diversity of living things in our world. At the beginning of the book, a double-page spread depicts a tree with five branches, each representing one of the five main kingdoms: plants, animals, protista, fungi and monera. As readers progress through the book and explore the analogy to the Tree of Life, a proportionate section of the tree is shaded yellow to represent the place of each kingdom or branch within ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Understanding Electricity
This video program consists of four segments. Part 1, Tune in to TV, looks at the history of television and how images travel from the camera to the screen. Part 2, Generating Electricity, focuses on the generation and transmission of electricity from power plants to cities and homes. Some of the dangers of electricity are also addressed. In Part 3, Bright Lights, Big Benefits, viewers visit Las Vegas as they consider some of the uses of electricity. They also learn about the role of electric...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $59.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
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Adapting to Deserts and Other Ecosystems
What adaptations help animals survive in their environments? Various segments of this video program feature animal adaptations in Asian deserts, the characteristics of crocodiles that help them function in their environment and the adaptations that help birds to fly. One section focuses on the life of wild horses and other animals throughout the changing seasons of the steppe in Central Asia.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $89.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R054783
After Life: The Strange Cycle of Decay
This video explains decomposition, one of nature's most important processes. For two months in the summer of 2011, a glass box containing food laid out from a typical kitchen and garden for a family of four was left to rot in full public view within Edinburgh Zoo. In this resulting documentary, presenter Dr. George McGavin and his team use time-lapse cameras and 3-D photography to capture the way in which moulds, microbes and insects are able to break down our everyday things and allow new li...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 10, 2019
R052013
Below Zero
Below Zero is an instructional resource for educators teaching about natural resources within winter and frozen environments. Designed to complement the Project WILD Activity Guide, the activities in Below Zero promote awareness, knowledge, skills and responsible behaviour towards wildlife in winter environments. The activity guide contains four sections: Awareness and Appreciation, Habitat and Ecological Principles, Adaptation and Responsible Human Actions. Teachers are encouraged to select ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : Free to workshop participants
Record posted/updated: July 31, 2019
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Canada in Space: The People & Stories Behind Canada's Role in the Exploration of Space
This book describes Canada's contributions to our solar system research and discovery from its early beginnings with the launch of the Alouette 1 ionospheric research satellite to Canadarm and Canadarm2. Students will read about astronauts such as Julie Payette and Chris Hadfield who helped build the International Space Station. The book contains with black-and-white photographs.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071677
Discover Magazine. The Solar System
This video program is divided into three parts. Part One examines telescopes. Diagrams illustrate the difference between refractor and reflector telescopes. This section also highlights how space telescopes are providing images to scientists on space. Part Two looks at space and space exploration. Scientists are devising ways to explore and colonize space that are cost effective. The Jet Propulsion Lab is exploring various options for propelling rockets into space. There is also discussion a...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $59.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071565
Echinoderms
This video examines echinoderms, the branch to which Chordates also belong. Five classes are highlighted: sea stars, brittle stars and basket stars, sea urchins and sand dollars, sea cucumbers and crinoids. Phylum characteristics and biological details are provided.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $98.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R045850
Electricity's Attraction
This video program has four parts. Part 1, Magnetic Earth, traces the discovery of magnetism and electromagnetism and considers the implications for technology and modern conveniences. Part 2, Electric Earth, takes a closer look at electricity and the uses we have for this energy. Part 3, Ultimate Thrill: Electromagnetism at Play, considers the question of how electromagnetism is used at amusement parks for entertainment. Part 4, Electronics at Work, illustrates how electronics can be used to...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $59.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R052176
Fall Comes to Lac La Ronge
Fall Comes to Lac La Ronge is a 15 minute video produced by Randy Johns and Richard Frisky for KCDC. It details the cycle of the seasons as they slowly transform from the glory of summer to the splendour of fall. How various life forms prepare for fall is highlighted, including the migration patterns of pelicans and bald eagles. The film describes the beaver, how they use the trembling aspen trees in the region, as well as Grey Owl's conservation efforts to protect them. The film also featur...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071673
Final Frontier: Voyages into Outer Space
The exploration of our solar system has been a topic of fascination for hundreds of years. This book looks at some of the mysteries of our solar system and begins to explore some of the questions people have asked such as: "What is it like to live in zero gravity?" It examines some of the milestone events that have shaped the history of solar system exploration.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071571
From Pole to Pole
This video program examines the planet as a whole and the factors that shaped its history. Sun and fresh water govern the lives of all plants and animals on Earth and define their habitats. Seasons are created by the tilt of the Earth's orbit to the sun. A polar bear must prepare her cubs for the journey across the frozen sea. Habitats discussed in the program include the ocean, the desert and the Arctic.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $144.95 (complete Planet Earth series)
Record posted/updated: July 1, 2020
R101038
Gizmos
Gizmos is a website of inquiry-based, online simulations for topics in Math and Science from Grades 3-12. A selection of simulations is available as part of the free trial, but access to the full library of simulations requires a paid subscription. A request must be submitted by email to receive a quote for a membership. Examples of the topics in the library include: ecosystems, chemical bonding and genetics.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: September 1, 2020
R071572
Great Plains
This video examines the great plains on earth. The great plains cover more than one-quarter of the land on the planet and at the heart of the plains is grass. Grass feeds wildlife around the planet. Great plains described in this program include the African savanna, the Asian steppe, the Arctic tundra and the North American prairie.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $144.95 (complete Planet Earth series)
Record posted/updated: July 1, 2020
R046791
Heads Up Series
Bob McDonald hosts this space series that takes viewers beyond the basics of the Big Dipper and the moon and introduces them to the practical context of the night sky. In each episode, viewers tour the heavens through several segments such as Ask an Expert, Space Place and Constellation Corner.
•  Is Anyone Out There?
•  When Can I Go to Mars?
•  Why Is the Sun Hot?
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $89.95 ea. (single school use)
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071676
Hidden Worlds: Looking Through a Scientist's Microscope
Photographer Dennis Kunkel uses powerful microscopes to reveal the hidden beauty of everyday objects: a crystal of sugar, a grain of pollen, a mosquito's foot and the delicate hairs on a blade of grass. Students will learn how Kunkel became interested in microscopes, how he prepares specimens for study and how different microscopes work. The photographs provide a look at the work of a microscopist and the world he explores.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $13.99
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R041434
How to...Write to Learn Science (2nd ed.)
Written by two high school science teachers, this resource contains practical techniques to promote students' comprehension of science concepts through writing. Focus is placed on creative expression to deepen understanding of scientific concepts, rather than on memorization of facts and formulas. Topics include lab report writing, open-ended and critical thinking exercises, student research papers, managing the paperwork and portfolio assessment.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $8.21 US
Record posted/updated: March 7, 2017
R071678
Kennedy Space Center: Gateway to Space
This resource presents the story of the development of the Kennedy Space Center and history of the space program. It covers the development of rockets in the United States and Germany, the missile race between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Apollo program, the shuttle program, the International Space Station and the Hubble telescope.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $24.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071679
Kingfisher Voyages. Space
American astronaut Sally Ride guides the reader through the universe. She introduces the first space explorers and astronauts who went to the moon. Ride describes the challenges of living and working in space. Finally, she provides information on the planets, stars, meteors, comets and black holes. The book has a number of features that include transparent pages. For example, the reader can "peel" away the layers of a space suit using the transparent pages. The book includes a glossary and an...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $16.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071659
Life Processes of Plants
This DVD touches on the classification of plants and on the role of plants as producers in an ecosystem. It examines plant cells in relation to animal cells and explains the process of photosynthesis. Sexual and asexual reproduction in plants are illustrated using diagrams, animations and photographs. Teachers should select portions of the program that relate directly to specific learning outcomes.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $149.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R047204
Life in the Undergrowth Series
This series of DVDs examines the world of the invertebrate. David Attenborough tells us that invertebrates are more than bugs and beetles - they can be neon glow worms or silkweaving spiders, plus other life forms. Through computerized motion control, students can see the world of invertebrates from their perspective.
•  Invasion of the Land
•  Taking to the Air
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $59.99
Record posted/updated: October 7, 2020
R071661
Microorganisms
In this introduction to microbiology, students learn about the basic characteristics and functions of micro-organisms and why these organisms are central to life. This program includes diagrams, animations, and magnified images of various microbes, as well as reviews the classification system commonly used for all life on Earth.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $149.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R051708
Microscopic Life
This video explores the world of microscopic life. It begins by discussing viruses and explaining how these cause disease. The video pays special attention to protists, comparing the structure and function of plant-like, animal-life and fungus-like protists.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $135.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071682
Mission Mathematics II. Grades 6-8
This book, produced by NASA and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), contains activities that engage students in exploring aeronautic science and related mathematical concepts. Each activity includes a brief summary statement and a list of goals, prior knowledge and materials. This is followed by detailed notes on engaging the students, exploring ideas and extending and assessing student learning. A CD-ROM accompanies each book, offering additional resource pages, links and...
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Media and Formats : Book CD/DVD
Price : $35.95 US
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R038760
Native Plants, Water and Us!
This booklet offers general information on aquatic ecosystems, their functions and the important roles that native plants play within them. This resource focuses on aquatic ecosystems and the associated native vegetation in an agricultural context. Included are a table of contents, a glossary, lists of resources and Saskatchewan contacts.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : Contact the NPSS for a free copy
Record posted/updated: July 31, 2019
R071683
Natural Neighbours: Selected Mammals of Saskatchewan
Natural Neighbours: Selected Mammals of Saskatchewan focuses on various mammals found in Saskatchewan and describes their appearance, habits, food, habitat, survival strategies, ecological relationships, status and range. The mammals chosen for the book tend to be widely distributed in the province, are well-known by the public and are most likely to be seen. The book also promotes a better understanding of the human relationship with the environment. The book was compiled by and co-publishe...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R044016
On Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight
This collection of photo essays about aviation in Canada spans 100 years. It features 50 aircraft that were designed, built or flown by Canadians including Canada's first military aircrafts, the Harvard II and Bombardier Global Express.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $49.99
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071685
Ookpik. The Travels of a Snowy Owl
The first year of life of a snowy owl is described. Ookpik hatches in the Arctic during spring. He grows quickly during the short summer season. When autumn arrives, Ookpik instinctively knows that he must leave the Arctic or starve. The author describes Ookpik's journey south. He sees things for the first time, such as trees. Natural surroundings are changing as Ookpik travels from the barren Arctic to the taiga and finally arrives at his destination in the Adirondack Mountains. The author...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $14.35 US
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071662
Organization and Diversity
When considering the diversity of life on Earth, the need for a system of classification becomes clear. This program shows how biologists go about classifying known species using distinguishing characteristics of DNA and physiology. The Linnean hierarchical system is briefly described, outlining the following categories: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $149.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071594
Our Earth in Motion: Understanding Time, Tides, and Seasons
This video explains the relationship between Earth and the moon. This includes movement with each other and around the sun. Graphics and animations illustrate the four seasons, two tides and the different moon phases.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $95.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Our Incredible World Series
This video series examines an urban wetland. Jesse and Seka pursue a science project on biodiversity. They decide to survey the life in a cattail marsh to build a case to preserve the wetland. Through each episode in the series, Jesse and Seka learn about the species in the wetland, how to take data to substantiate their claims, how to classify the various species, how the various species adapt to live in the wetland and present their findings to city councillors and the land owner.
•  Classification Practice and Learning About Microorganisms
•  Discovering the World of Biodiversity
•  Identification Practice and Understanding Classification Systems
•  Presentation of Findings: Understanding Human Impact
•  Sampling the Life Forms in an Urban Wetland
•  Understanding Adaptation to Specific Habitats
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $89.00 ea.
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Record posted/updated: July 2, 2020
R053168
Our Incredible World Series
Two budding scientists, Jasmine and Sam, investigate scientific cases. A make-shift lab is the starting point for their adventures in science.
•  Alien Invaders
•  Mission Possible
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $89.00 (1 DVD)
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Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R071693
Physics. Gravity and Forces
This video program from the Science Screen Report for Kids Series demonstrates the concepts of balanced and unbalanced forces and the influence of air resistance, friction, gravity and lift using examples featuring competition cyclists, skydivers and wind tunnel testing. Teachers' notes accompany the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $49.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071688
Pluto. Farthest Planet & Comet. Visitors from Space
Part of the Science Screen Report Series, this video program examines Pluto and comets. In the first part, the discovery of Pluto in 1930 is described. Students will also see the scientific process that initially classified Pluto as a planet and then reclassified it in 2006 as a dwarf planet. In the second part of the program, comets are featured. Students will learn about the formation of comets. As well, comets orbit the sun in the Kuiper Belt and the Oort Cloud, with some comets coming cl...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $49.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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Project WILD Activity Guide
The 2002 Project WILD Activity Guide features activities designed to develop awareness, knowledge, skills and the environment. Through many of the activities, students are engaged in informed decision making in which they consider the impact of their actions on the ecosystem. Each multigrade activity includes objectives, method, background information, materials and procedures, as well as extension and evaluation ideas. The activity guide contains seven sections: Awareness and Appreciation; D...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : Free to workshop participants
Record posted/updated: July 31, 2019
R071686
Project X. Flight
The Project X team explores the physics of flight. The video program examines machines, such as a hang glider, to illustrate the principles of flight. Also, how a human body, such as an alpine ski jumper, must be streamlined to increase drag and how ski jumpers spread themselves out to optimize lift. The scientists examine bats to determine how they can fly when a wing is torn or punctured. By studying bats, the U.S. military is collecting the data on the principles of flight to improve their...
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Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 5, 2018
R046948
Raven Tales. How Raven Stole the Sun
Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun is an animated film based on a First Nations folklore of the Northwest coast. Frog tells Raven and Eagle about an old man who keeps the sky, the stars, the moon and the light of the world in a set of boxes by the river. Raven transforms himself into a spruce needle and is swallowed by the old man's daughter. Raven grows inside the girl until he is born as a Raven-child. He persuades the old man to open the boxes, until one is remaining. Raven reveals his t...
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $29.95
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Record posted/updated: July 2, 2020
R071687
Safety in the K-12 Science Classroom
This safety resource brings information together that is needed by administrators, planners, teachers and support staff to help them make sound decisions regarding science safety. It supports planning and action by providing information on safety legislation, standards and concerns, as well as example procedures for eliminating or minimizing hazards. A copy of this handbook was sent to all schools with Grades 8-12. Because workplace standards may change over time, users of this resource shoul...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
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Saskatchewan Native Wildlife Series
The posters in the Saskatchewan Native Wildlife Series feature illustrations of the diverse wildlife found in our province. Information about each animal, including physical features, food, habitat and babies, are provided on the poster as well as in accompanying notes for educators. Individual titles in the series include: Grouse, Partridge and Pheasants of Saskatchewan; Wild Cats and Dogs of Saskatchewan; Wild Hoofed Animals of Saskatchewan; Wild Rabbits and Hare, Big Rodents and Bear of Sa...
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Media and Formats : Other
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 9, 2018
R071689
Saturn's Eyes: Taking the Planet's Pulse
This video program highlights the role of satellites in communication and observation. A range of applications for satellite technology are explored in the areas of weather and climate change, agriculture, pollution and deforestation. This program shows the interconnections between science and technology and clarifies how we come to know and understand various scientific concepts.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $69.00
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071690
Science Notebooks: Writing About Inquiry (2nd ed.)
This professional resource shows how science notebooks can be used with inquiry to extend students' understanding of scientific concepts. It describes the components of a science notebook and outlines the role of the teacher in implementing, developing and assessing science notebooks. This resource helps to establish links among science content, the process of inquiry and the role of literacy.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $26.95
Record posted/updated: June 22, 2018
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Science for English Language Learners
Science for English Language Learners is designed to assist teachers to implement inquiry-based science while increasing learning opportunities for English Language Learners (ELL). The book provides strategies for planning, teaching, assessing and extending learning. While the book is specifically designed for ELL students, many of the strategies can benefit all students in the classroom. Included in the book are lesson plans which include standards and objectives, background, materials, acti...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $29.95 US
Record posted/updated: June 6, 2017
R071566
Sponges
Part of the animal phyla, the sponges' structure, function, classification and ecological roles is examined in this video. Using animations and time-lapse microscopy, students will understand the developmental, ecological and evolutionary nature of sponges.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $98.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R101663
Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember
This series of eight videos presents the personal stories of 17 Saskatchewan residents who served during the World War II.
•  Soldiers Return Home. Episode 7
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Record posted/updated: August 24, 2021
R071694
Strange New Species: Astonishing Discoveries of Life on Earth
Written in a narrative style, the book includes information about how new technologies allow scientists to explore parts of the Earth that were previously inaccessible and how scientists classify and research new species. The author incorporates open-ended questions related to current social issues such as cloning, genetically modified organisms and transgenic animals. Numerous photographs support the text. A table of contents, a glossary and an index are included.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071695
Teaching Green. The Middle Years: Hands-on Learning in Grades 6-8
This resource contains 50 interdisciplinary hands-on learning activities that promote critical thinking about sustaining ecosystems, living sustainably and examining values related to environmental issues.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $29.95
Record posted/updated: August 29, 2019
R071698
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
This account of the Apollo 11 moon landing gives voice not only to astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, but also to the team of 400,000 people that contributed to the success of the mission. Thimmesh incorporates quotes and photographs from various people who work on the mission to put man on the moon. From the seamstress who put together 22 layers of fabric for each space suit to the engineers who created the head shield to protect the capsule upon its fiery re-entry, many are quoted. ...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $12.99
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071670
The Bulrush Helps the Pond = Otawask wicihtaw tawanipeyanik
Written in Swampy Cree and English, this book provides students with an appreciation of the diversity and fragility of the prairie wetland ecosystem. Mr. Carriere describes the bulrushes through the seasons and how the various animals, insects and birds rely on the bulrushes and ponds for survival. The book demonstrates that traditional First Nations knowledge is parallel to Western science.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $9.99
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R051310
The Classification of Organisms
Scientists have long been involved in naming and categorizing the vast array of life on Earth. This video program highlights the major advances concerning the classification of life, more specifically focusing on current trends in systematics and taxonomy. Concepts and terminology discussed in the video include: scientific name, binomial nomenclature, taxa, domains, Archea, Bacteria, Eukarya, evolutionary, relationships, systematic biology, phylogeny, and taxonomy.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $69.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R055401
The Eco-Diary of Kiran Singer
Kiran explores the environmental problems threatening her local wetland. For her birthday, Kiran is given a diary by her grandma. She is invited by her grandma to help her and a conservation crew to restore a bog in Vancouver, BC. Using poetic form, Kiran expresses her thoughts about the bog and the various life species that live there. Through the text, students should be inspired to help protect wetlands in their local communities.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071699
The Wright Brothers for Kids: How They Invented the Airplane. 21 Activities Exploring the Science and History of Flight
Archival photographs tell the story of Wilbur and Orville Wright's exploration of flight. Hands-on activities are included for readers interested in exploring the concepts of lift, thrust, gravity and drag to illustrate the technical challenges of flight. A table of contents, a timeline, a glossary and an index are included, as well as websites for further exploration.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $15.96
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071696
Time Planet Earth: An Illustrated History
This resource covers many topics in the renewed science curriculum. Using the ancient Greek division of the world using spheres, the authors examine the atmosphere (air), pedosphere (land), biosphere (living), hydrosphere (water), cryosphere (frozen) and geosphere (subterranean). The animals, plants and landforms that exist within each sphere are described. Photographs illustrate to readers the diversity of life within the sphere. The book includes a table of contents and an index.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $32.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R071697
Transformed. How Everyday Things are Made
Slavin shows the process of how objects are changed from raw materials to the finished products. He uses common items that students are familiar with, such as baseballs. Each two-page spread describes how the object is made by breaking the process down into steps. Illustrations complement the text and show the technology behind the science. Slavin demonstrates the connection between science and technology in making objects. The book includes a table of contents, a glossary, suggestions for fu...
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $18.95
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R049480
Why Icarus Can't Fly
The film examines how living things fly. By looking at the physiology of insects and birds, students will see the adaptations each living thing has made over time to flight. There is use of graphics to show how wing movement works to allow insects to fly. The discovery of a micro-raptor tells scientists that dinosaurs were starting to evolve to fly. The program won the 2009 Bronze Award medal for Cinematography in the New York Festivals International Film & Video Awards.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : $90.00
Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
R003028
ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R104355
CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R103880
COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
R102453
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Visit the Collections portion of this site to access photos, statistics and background information about every craft in the museum's collection as well as interactive exhibits. There are unit plans available for teachers to download.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R102450
Canada's Polar Life
This university-sponsored website examines the animals, bacteria, fungi, plants and protists that inhabit Canada's arctic. A major emphasis is to explore Inuit ways of knowing and understanding the North, including classification systems and mythology.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R015481
Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Grade 6: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students investigate and understand the meaning of and relationship between authority and power, influence and force. They examine this concept from a personal perspective and then extend their understanding to Canada and countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Students examine the characteristics and traits of leadership beginning with the individual and then extend their understandings to the structure of organizations, both nationally and internationally.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2019
R104354
Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
R053615
Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health a...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R103623
Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
R102455
Ecosystem Image Information System
This searchable database from the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre contains over 1,500 images of biological diversity in Saskatchewan, including plants, birds, mammals, arthropods and insects.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R004034
Electricity in Saskatchewan: An Educational Resource for Grade 6 Science
This resource provides ways for students to inquire and explore a variety of topics when it comes to producing power, delivering it, conserving it and the ethical, social and environmental considerations that go along with it.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 27, 2019
R003905
Focused Study. Classification and Diversity. Grade 6
The guided study of living things in Grade 6 can incorporate simple uses of classification as a way of learning about the great diversity of species and as ways of organizing the study of species.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
R103070
Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
R103775
LIVE Code with Let's Talk Science: Grades 4-6
In this series of broadcasts, students participate in a range of activities that help them expand their computational thinking skills.
•  Abstraction: Grades 4-6
•  Algorithmic Thinking: Grades 4-6
•  Decomposition: Grades 4-6
•  Focus on Coding and Literacy: Grades 4-6
•  Focus on Coding and Numeracy: Grades 4-6
•  Focus on Coding and STEM: Grades 4-6
•  Pattern Recognition: Grades 4-6
•  Testing and Evaluating: Grades 4-6
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 12, 2020
R009254
Muskrats and Fire
Muskrats and Fire, written by Renée Carrière in collaboration with Charlebois Community School students in Cumberland House, provides a personal account of their journey to answer the question: Where have all the muskrats gone? The book weaves historical and present-day teachings shared by community Knowledge Keepers with the Saskatchewan K-12 curriculum. Stories centre around one Cree dialect and the cultural experiences of a specific community. It is not meant to encompass all Indigenous co...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 9, 2019
R103762
Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 18, 2019
R104510
Opportunities to Address Computational Thinking in the Grades 1 to 6 Mathematics and Science Curricula: Saskatchewan Ministry of Education 2021
Computational thinking is a way of solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behaviour by drawing on the concepts of computer science. Incorporating a broad set of problem-solving processes that represent an entry point for new ways of thinking are applicable in computer science and non-computer science contexts. Students at all grades can be engaged in computational thinking to support the learning of coding. While many teachers have already incorporated computational think...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: December 7, 2021
R102457
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
This website provides overviews and virtual tours of the Life Sciences, First Nations and Earth Sciences galleries at the museum. A link under the Education section leads to six interactive learning centres that address winter survival tools, winter survival skills, obtaining energy, avoiding being eaten, reproduction and the human factor.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: June 6, 2017
R102456
Science 6. Connections with Other Areas of Study
Although some learning outcomes or subject area knowledge may be better achieved through discipline-specific instruction, deeper understanding may be attained through the integration of the disciplines.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: April 27, 2019
R102458
Science Photo Library
This commercial website is a digital library of scientific and biomedical images that were taken with light and electron microscopes. Images include categories such as algae, bacteria, insects, plants, vertebrates and invertebrates.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: September 17, 2017
R102407
Summarized Outcomes Across Areas of Study for Grades 6-9
This document is intended to assist teachers to integrate subjects across the curriculum.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: August 4, 2021
R007923
Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
R012571
The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backg...
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 15, 2020
R102451
The Qu'Appelle Valley
This University of Regina-sponsored website contains life science and earth science lessons and activities from the Fort Qu'Appelle region for middle years students. A highlight is a virtual tour of the valley.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: March 7, 2017
R007925
Treaty Education Learning Resource
The Kindergarten to Grade 9 Treaty Education Learning Resource is designed for teachers to assist them in integrating the Treaty content and perspective with Saskatchewan's curricula and is based on the inquiry method of teaching. It provides information about Treaties, First Nations people and the history of what is now known as Saskatchewan, as well as sample learning experiences, assessment ideas and suggested resource materials to support teachers in the development of their lessons.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: March 11, 2020
R102702
Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R102448
re-energy.ca
re-energy.ca provides construction plans for students to build solar ovens, wind turbines, hydroelectric generators and biogas generators. There is also background information for students and links to renewable energy and sustainable energy technologies. Teachers can register for free at greenlearning.ca to access related lesson and unit plans. Teachers can also register their classes for the annual Solar Oven Challenge.
Media and Formats : Website
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: November 28, 2018
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