Teach about hemoglobin

June 4, 2012 in Resource for teachers

Students will be introduced to the basics of the circulatory system with explanations on how blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. They will learn more on the role of iron (in hemoglobin) for the transport of oxygen and how they can identify foods with high iron content. Lastly, they will experiment with rust, (iron oxide) to create patterns on textile banner in an art activity that reinforces their knowledge on iron as an oxygen transporter.


Teach about DNA

June 3, 2012 in DNA, Resource for teachers

This poster provides ressources and ideas for teaching about DNA to students, who links to age-appropriate websites describing DNA, extract DNA from various fruits, and play a decoding game to learn how their genetic code is translated into the their various phenotypic qualities.

Pdf version: DNA

Presenting Plant Photosynthesis Using Chlorophyll Extraction

May 28, 2012 in Resource for teachers

This introduction to photosynthesis engages students to explore the vegetal world through the extraction from spinach of the green pigment chlorophyll, which is used to paint ‘watercolor-like’ pictures. See what happens when the green pictures are observed under the light of a UV lamp.

Pdf version of the guide : Chlorophyll