Resources by Subject → Science and Technology

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

Free Hour of Code Activities

Interested in coding but don’t know where to start? Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages in over 45 languages. Join millions of students and teachers in over 180 countries starting with an Hour of Code.  You don’t need to know anything about coding – the website contains lesson plans and activities suitable for all levels and abilities.

Free Hour of Code Activities

Share My Lesson

Find the right resources & lessons by education level.
When you get into a classroom where the teacher didn’t leave a lesson plan, then you may pull out one of the lesson plans from this website!

Share My Lesson

Ontario Science Center Resources for Teachers

The Ontario Science Centre has curated this wealth of resources from their own programs as well as from other sources, to support teachers in developing engaging science learning in their classrooms. Whether your goal is to focus on in-classroom experiences or to link to your classroom’s visit to the Ontario Science Centre, you will find ideas and inspiration in these resources.

Ontario Science Center Resources for Teachers

NASA

This website has lesson plans based on science and math lesson to promote stem.

NASA

TED ed

This website can be used in the classroom to supplement lessons from math to art. With the TED club there are even lesson plans to teach you how to teach students to give a ted talk. Teachers can use a TED talk as a culminating task for the students. This is great for oral literacy and modern learning.

TED-ed

 

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

Here you’ll find curriculum documents spanning Kindergarten to Grade 8. The achievement charts provide guidelines for assessing students’ work.

The Ontario Curriculum: Elementary

CBC Digital Archives

A rich library of past CBC video footage and radio content that support a range to topics including the environment, civil unrest, biotechnology, racism, sports, and youth. The teacher’s section with learning materials to support the use of the CBC archives in the classroom. There is also a French language site.

CBC Digital Archives