Did you know... laying hens take one day off a week and they play with toys?
It's true! And you can learn so much more... Petrolia egg farmer Judy Krall would like to bring her farm to YOUR classroom. She will tell your students just what it takes to care for 67,000 chickens and how the eggs they produce make their way from her local farm into the grocery store!
for more information on the Adopt-an-Egg-Farmer opportunity!
All Things Science...
Some science offerings from the community...
St. Clair Region Conservation Authority
The SCRCA has exceptional programs for educators, offered both in the classroom and as an outdoor field trip opportunity at their conservation areas. A few examples of wonderful programs include, "Spring Has Sprung", "Maple Syrup Experience", "Conservation in Crisis" and "Circle of Life", among many others. To learn more about these and other programs offered to educators, click on this link and then go to "Conservation Education" on the menu bar.
Other Conservation Authority websites links in or close to our districts;
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Upper Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority
Reptiles at Risk
Astronomy Picture of the Day (NASA)
Even if you aren't covering the Gr. 6 Space unit, look up on these long, dark, cold evenings! If you enjoy star gazing, you may also enjoy looking at the NASA "Astronomy Picture of the Day". They have some great pictures and underneath, they give a short explanation of what you're seeing. Find it at: http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html
Ontario Agri-Foods Education
Don't forget about this site... there is a large volume of educational resources on offer for low or no cost from www.oafe.org
Ontario Dairy Educator Program
The Dairy Industry serves as an interesting and unique learning vehicle for students to gain further knowledge while developing skills that will help them become well-informed decision makers and life-long learners. The program is 45 minutes in length with interactive activities based on the latest Ontario Curriculum presented by your County Dairy Educator. Book your FREE visit from the Dairy Educator Now! You can also find more material by downloading this PDF or at Dairy Farmers of Ontario at www.milk.org
Did you know...?
All science kit materials you order though the Science Education Partnership are a result of the generous donations of our business and community partners? Thanks to the following partners for their recent donations:
Imperial Oil Foundation
Lambton Kent Agriculture in the Classroom
Bluewater Power Distribution Corporation
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation
Without this financial support of our many partners, teachers in our districts would not have access to the wealth of resources available through the SEP.
THANK YOU PARTNERS!
Do you have any other great science sites/programs you know of that you think your colleagues will appreciate knowing about. We can add them to this "All Things Science" space. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas.