Learning Commons Resources
We have a wide variety of books, curriculum and DVDs that cover this topic.
- Unit Studies
- Do you really want to skate on thin ice? : a book about states of matter
- What is the world made of? : all about solids, liquids, and gases
- Force & Motion: Grades 1-3
- Pushing and pulling
- How do plants make their own food?
- The world of animals
- Who Lives Here? Rainforest Animals (Series)
Use the following keywords to search for resources:
- Nature study
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What is STEAM or STREAM? STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. STREAM includes the addition of Religion or the relationship aspects of working with your students in hands on projects, making mistakes, taking risks, correcting our mistakes and producing or making something work. Hooking your students in by reading stories which include design thinking skills , and aspects of inventing will help your students grasp the concepts of making.
OverDrive eLibrary : Go to Curriculum tab-> Click ADST K-5 -> Refine by grade on left filter. Or click on this link.
Physical Commons Search:
- Cubelets (Available for families, groups)
- Dash robots (Available for students and groups K-6)
- Keva Planks (large sets available in our Learning Commons for groups. Keva BrainBuilders available for families)
- Snap Circuits Junior
Tynker Subscription via school – coding courses and coding terminology. Click on link here.
Websites for lesson ideas:
Go to the BrainPOP Educators site https://educators.brainpop.com/ (no login required) which has the option to choose BC curriculum standards.
In BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. you will find short animated movies, to creatively engage students in learning. (Gr. K-8) Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to Curio.ca at https://curio.ca/en/. Search under resources for curriculum and filter for Science to find “Scout and the Gumboot Kids”. Be sure to look for this icon: .
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 at http://www.discoveryeducation.ca/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 at http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid&profile=explorapri with the username & password that you will find on your parent home page in Encom under ‘Curriculum Resources’. Scroll to find Science topics.
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 Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/ or http://members.enchantedlearning.com/science/ and look for science topics. There are topics such as biology, astronomy, chemistry and physics, geology, weather/seasons/climate and the earth.
Enchanted Learning produces educational materials, mostly for Gr. K-3, which emphasize creativity and joy in learning. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to KnowBC at http://knowbc.com/ 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 https://learn360.infobase.com/p_Home.aspx 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 https://mysteryscience.com/.
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 https://www.pebblego.com/ to find science topics for Gr. K-3.
PebbleGo is a research site for students in Gr. K-3 (Animals, Science, Social Studies and Dinosaurs), which has read-along audio. Look for a full description under “Subscriptions” in the main menu above.
Log in to RightNow Media https://www.rightnowmedia.org/ to find Observing Plants and Animals: Woodpeckers; Eight-Legged Engineer; The Seed; The Ant; The Fruit; The Duck; The Honey Buzz Principle; Growing Colors; Animals: Amazing Animals; Creeping Things 1, 2, and 3; What are things made of? Chocolate; Push and Pull: The Great Go-Cart Race; Weather Changes: Clouds; The Seasons; The Wind and the Rain.
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 https://www.curriculumpathways.com/portal/.
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 Kids (Gr. K-5), World Book Science Power (Gr. K-7) or World Book Early World of Learning (pre-K to Gr. 3) through the parent home page in Encom under “Curriculum Resources”. In World Book Early World of Learning there are topics such as animals, earth, getting around and plants. Under the fun videos, there are many animal videos. Similarly, World Book Kids has many science topics. World Book Science Power is specifically geared to science content for these grades.
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.