Learning Commons Resources

Gr. 4 Science eBooks
Inquiry-Based Picture eBooks
MakerEd and Design Thinking eBooks

We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover this topic.

Curriculum Examples

  • Unit Studies
  • Planet Earth DVDs
  • Supplemental packs including Digital microscopes
  • Habitats
  • Solids, Liquids, Gases
  • Terrestrial Biomes
  • Gibson Park Grassland Detectives
  • Jay L. Wile, Berean Builders

Search Terms

Use the following keywords to search for resources:

  • Science earth G.4.
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology, ecosystem
  • Biodiversity
  • Solar system
  • Earth Science
  • Jay L. Wile (author)

To enter the Search Portal, click on the banner located at the top of this page.

Subscriptions

Log in to BrainPOP to find the science videos available OR go to BrainPOP Educators (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.

In BrainPOP you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Curio.ca to find the great variety of science content available.

Curio.ca offers the audio and video content from CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and Radio-Canada for unique Canadian content.  (K-12, but mostly high school content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Discovery Education Canada and search for science topics.  There will be topics such as:  earth/space science, inquiry, life science, physical science, science and technology, and science in personal and social perspectives.

Discovery Education Streaming Plus offers students award-winning digital or multimedia content.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Explora Primary with the username and password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’ or at the Subscriptions site in the Learning Commons Search Portal.

EBSCOhost’s Explora is a site to encourage student research with extensive, reliable content and ease of use.  (K-12 content)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to EverFi to find Future Goals – Hockey Scholar – Science Edition (uses hockey to teach science – Gr. 4-7).

EverFi produces digital courses, such as: financial literacy, STEM, diversity and inclusion, student loan management, digital citizenship, civic awareness, entrepreneurial thinking, alcohol and substance abuse, and sexual assault prevention.  (Gr. 1-12)  Look for a full description (and a list of all courses available) under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Gizmos.

Gizmos are interactive online simulations for math and science, which allow students to strategize, test and learn.  (Gr. 3-9)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to KnowBC and search by going to an encyclopedia or book and searching it.

KnowBC is the leading general reference site for British Columbia, including such resources as the Encyclopedia of British Columbia and other reference works.  (Gr. K-12)  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

First log in to Learn360 before you choose a topic or “click” on a link.  Once in Learn360 select a topic such as Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Family & Consumer Sciences, or Physical Science, then filter for the appropriate grade range.

Learn360 is a media-on-demand service or digital video library for Gr. K-12, with digital, audio and other support materials.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to Mystery Science.

Mystery Science provides ready-made science ‘mysteries’ for elementary students in Gr. K-5, created to encourage children’s curiosity.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to PebbleGo Next.

PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next are research sites for students in Gr. K-3 (PebbleGo:  Animals, Science, Social Studies and Dinosaurs) and Gr. 3-6 (PebbleGo Next:  Science and Social Studies) which have read-along audio.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to RightNow Media to find “Facts of Faith“.

RightNow Media is like the ‘Netflix’ of Christian Bible studies and has something for every age!  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to SAS® Curriculum Pathways.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways provides interactive tools, resources, and apps for grades K-12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.

Log in to World Book Science Power (Gr. K-7) or World Book Kids (Gr. K-5) through the parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources” or through the Subscriptions page in the Learning Commons Search Portal.

World Book is our online encyclopedia with research sites for all ages from K to 12.  Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.