Grade K-7 Science Matters!
Teachers Learning Together
February 21, 2014 8am-3pm
Presented by the BC Science Teachers' Association and
Brian Anderson and Lyndsay Fraser
Science + Inquiry +
Public Art with Vancouver Biennale BIG Ideas
Rosalind Poon with Katherine Tong
Vancouver Biennale Education Resources at www.vancouverbiennale.com/learn
Sharing Stories - Igniting Science
Ann Choe and Lisa MacIntosh
Science Wonderland Presentation - Coming Soon
The Ministry is seeking feedback on the draft curriculum.
More information on the Science Curriculum Review Process can be
found in the
PowerPoint Presentation from the Curriculum Session at Catalyst 2013 below.
Below is the Sandy Eix keynote from Catalyst 2011
Visit the Catalyst For Science Website
The Catalyst For Science website is a joint project between the BC Science Teachers' Association and Science World. We aim to provide teacher reviewed, classroom ready resources.
Recent additions include several resoucres provided by retired
Kamloops teacher, Gordon Gore.
The Scientist in Residence Program lesson plans are available to
educators and the public. The lesson plans fit with the BC Ministry
of Education guidelines for Science K to 7. These lesson plans,
together with the enthusiastic students’ quest to know more and the
experiences gained by elementary school teachers and scientists, are
the legacies of the Scientist in Residence Program.
Scientists and teachers work together to develop and deliver science units comprised of hands-on lessons on specific themes. There is a major focus on the experimental process of science. Opportunities are created to link lessons to other areas of the curriculum, such as math, fine arts, English and French language arts, and First Nations. Some lessons focus on issues facing society such as marine pollution, climate change, soil erosion, biodiversity, and the importance of protecting the environment and ecosystems.