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Archive for May, 2008

Mythbusters DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 21, 2008

Is it fact or fiction? Special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman take urban legends and put them to the scientific test. From surviving a plane crash to training a goldfish, the MythBusters team designs an experiment to prove whether it’s possible or another myth busted. The concepts presented in each program will have students looking at science in a whole new way.  We have the following 20 episodes: Animal Behavior, Bacteria, Botanical Growth, Buoyancy, Chemical Changes, Chemical Reactions, Circular Motion, Combustion, Electricity and Magnetism, Electricity, Energy Conservation, Force and Motion, Forces, Gravity, Inertia, Myths About Motion, Reflected Energy, Sound Energy, Water Displacement, and Work and Energy.

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Mission XY

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 13, 2008

Mission XY aide les jeunes de 9 à 13 ans à mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de leur corps et à adopter des habitudes quotidiennes qui les aideront à prendre soin d’eux-mêmes. Sous la forme d’une fantaisie scientifique dominée par le suspense d’une enquête, la série explore les liens entre le corps et son environnement. Les 13 épisodes sur 3 dvds inclut: 1. Froid dehors, chaud dedans — 2. Dr Antoine et Mister Ado  — 3. Charlotte et Mélusine — 4. Lucie a des insomnies — 5. Première guele de bois — 6. L’école des virus — 7. Julien, la bombe bactériologique — 8. Évacuation obligatoire — 9. Faire pencher la balance — 10. Les responsables — 11. Jenna après l’école — 12. À bout de souffle — 13. Casse-cou.

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Planet Earth DVD series

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 12, 2008

More than five years in the making, PLANET EARTH is an 11-part series that will amaze viewers with never-before-seen animal behaviors, startling views of locations captured by cameras for the first time, and unprecedented high-definition production techniques. Award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver is the series’ narrator. The series includes the titles From Pole to Pole, Mountains, Ocean Deep, Deserts, Ice Worlds, Shallow Seas, Great Plains, Jungles, Fresh Water, Seasonal Forests, & Caves.

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Inference kit

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 6, 2008

We have recently created a new kit to support teaching inference. The titles in the kit include:

Fireflies — Fly away home — Grandfather Twilight — If you listen — The rag coat — Oliver Button is a sissy — The table where rich people sit — Where are you going Manyoni?

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Be the Change

Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on May 4, 2008

We have 15 literature kits to support the Be the Change curriculum created by the Ontario School Library Association.  The Be the Change curriculum presents a wealth of resources and lesson ideas to:

  • Raise awareness of children’s rights
  • Create a sense of understanding of world citizenship
  • Empower the youth in our society to the reality that they can and do make a difference
  • Encourage students to take action
  • Change attitudes so that the rights of children never go unnoticed again

See the Be the Change site for lesson plan ideas and blackline masters.

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