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Teacher Resource Manual

The Adobe Acrobat files are much smaller in size, and are therefore recommended for download. Please note that the speed of your download will depend on the nature of your connection to the Internet. Microsoft Word documents are archived (.zip format), so you will require a decompression utility to access the files once they have been downloaded to your computer.

Please note that the TRM and BLM files are protected by Canadian Copyright Law and are meant for teacher classroom use only. DO NOT post these files to any other Internet server or location.









IS&T 7 & 8 Combined Grades Teacher Resource Manual

The Adobe Acrobat files are much smaller in size, and are therefore recommended for download. Please note that the speed of your download will depend on the nature of your connection to the Internet. Microsoft Word documents are archived (.zip format), so you will require a decompression utility to access the files once they have been downloaded to your computer.

Please note that the TRM and BLM files are protected by Canadian Copyright Law and are meant for teacher classroom use only. DO NOT post these files to any other Internet server or location.






IS&T Student Success Companion

To access the Investigating Science and Technology Student Success Companion files you must have an account that has corresponding upgrades applied to it. Click Here to view information on the Student Success Companion upgrades, or to apply an upgrade code.

The Adobe Acrobat files are much smaller in size, and are therefore recommended for download. Please note that the speed of your download will depend on the nature of your connection to the Internet. Microsoft Word documents are archived (.zip format), so you will require a decompression utility to access the files once they have been downloaded to your computer.

Please note that the TRM and BLM files are protected by Canadian Copyright Law and are meant for teacher classroom use only. DO NOT post these files to any other Internet server or location.









IS&T Teacher Electronic Student Book Files

The following Electronic Student Book Files for teachers are provided in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. Simply choose the file you would like to download from the pull-down menu. Please note that some of the files are large and may take some time before they download to your computer. The speed of your download will depend on the nature of your connection to the Internet.

Please note that the Electronic Student Book files are protected by Canadian Copyright Law. DO NOT post these files to any other Internet server or location.





Interactive Whiteboard Resources

For those using SMART Notebook software, we have a wide variety of lessons available. If you have ScienceSource PLUS access, you can view them here.

Literacy and Curriculum Correlations

Catholic Teachers Guides*: including Lesson Plans and Correlations to Catholic Graduate Expectations:

Differentiated Instruction

Teacher Research Links

Environmental Education and Sustainability - the following links provide excellent current information and classroom resources on environmental and sustainability issues:

  • Ontario Eco Schools Program - Ontario EcoSchools is an environmental education program that addresses both how the schools are run and what students learn. It has been designed collaboratively by school boards for school boards to incorporate environmental education as well as environmentally responsible action into the school setting.
  • Evergreen's Resources - All sorts of help for greening projects.
  • Green Street - provides teachers with environmental education programs linked to curriculum.
  • Ecokids - interactive website with activities for students.
  • The Cloud Institute on Sustainability Education - the Cloud Institute works with partners to develop and deliver proven, innovative educational products and programsthat focus participants’ and students’ thinking, research, and creativity on the challenges of the economy, the environment, and communities.
  • Centre for Ecoliteracy - the Centre provides tools, ideas, and support for combining hands-on experience in the natural world with curricular innovation in K–12 education.
  • Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication - EECOM provides a national vehicle for existing Environmental Learning stakeholders from various sectors to share ideas, programs, research, resources, events and services and enhance their professional skills.
  • Resources for Rethinking - this website provides teachers access to resources that support education for sustainable development (ESD). ESD integrates the ecological, social and economic spheres through learning that is active, relevant and interdisciplinary.
  • Green Learning - Pembina Institute. Help your students participate in their own learning while gaining a more holistic and hopeful understanding of complex energy and environmental issues.
  • Population Connection - this is a grassroots organization that provides resources about human population trends and their impacts on natural resources, environmental quality and human well-being.
  • Journey North - Journey North engages students in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America.
  • The Story of Stuff - a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world.
  • Ontario Ministry of Education: Shaping Our Schools, Shaping Our Future - the report of the Working Group with 32 recommendations on strengthening environmental education in Ontario.
  • Ontario Forestry Association - OFA is dedicated to raising awareness and understanding of all aspects of Ontario's forests, and to develop commitment.

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