Resources by Subject → Science and Technology

Journeys in Film

Films have long been overlooked as an educational tool. Films can open our minds, inspire us to learn more, provide a bridge to better understanding major issues of 21st century concern, and compel us to make a difference. When properly used, film can be a powerful educational tool in developing critical thinking skills and exposure to different perspectives. Journeys in Films provides free curriculum guides, lesson plans, and discussion guides to support the use of films as educational tools in your classrooms.
Note: Be sure to follow your school board’s policy about using video (film) in your classroom. Canada’s Fair Dealing Decision Tool will help you evaluate whether you are allowed to use a video resource in your classroom.

Journeys in Film

 

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified

With free access to all OTF members, OTF Planboard enables teachers to get organized with their lesson plans online. Teachers can create, edit and share in one seamless experience.
Over 250 sample lessons– created by Ontario teachers for Ontario teachers – are already available and can easily be added into your daily lesson plans. These plans can be personalized for particular classes or courses using the integrated planner. Best of all, Ontario curriculum expectations are all built into OTF Planboard. You can embed curriculum expectations, images or videos, and attach documents to your lessons.

OTF Planboard – Organize, Collaborate and Share: Lesson Planning Simplified

TVO Kids

This part of TVO’s website has lots of different resources which teachers can use in the classroom. There are videos and games students can enjoy.

TVO Kids

Nevertheless

A website with articles and a podcast related to women in STEM! Currently, they have amazing posters of diverse women in STEM.

Nevertheless

User Generated Education

This website has information for teachers to learn about design thinking, UDL planning and STEM and Maker education.

User Generated Education

Code to Learn

Code to Learn offers free professional learning to Canadians on coding with young people. MicroWorlds coding software is available at no cost to engage youth across Canada. They work with educators and other community members to co-design curriculum activities & Coding Challenges—including the popular micro:bits!  Access the Code to Learn Community to get started with simple activities, request free books, resources and workshops, and find self-directed learning about computational thinking, MicroWorlds EX, JR and micro:bits coding activities.

Code to Learn

Government of Canada Science Education Resources

This Government of Canada page links dozens of activities, lesson plans, videos and more to help youth learn about science and technology.

The government of Canada Science Education Resources

The Curriculum Corner

This website has a plethora of free resources that you can used in a pinch in a daily OT assignment, or include in your planning in a long-term gig. Although the resources are based on U.S. standards of education, Ontario educators will find materials that align with Ontario curriculum expectations.

The Curriculum Corner

The Invading Species Awareness Program

Developing from a partnership between Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and the Federation of Anglers and Hunters, the aim of this program is public education. Resources available can be to teach about specific environmental concerns within Ontario, making this relevant to our students’ lives. Most resources are physical, which means you’ll have to order them. Units on biodiversity are available, aligning with the Ontario Grade 4 and Grade 6 Science curriculum. A Kids Corner section includes a fishing game to help kids learn about invasive species.

The Invading Species Awareness Program

Mystery Science

This science inquiry-based website offers a limited number of free memberships as well as a trial membership period. The search option uses keywords to locate lessons and units that will engage students when you have to plan at a moment’s notice!

Mystery Science