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  Lesson Plans

Grade 9

Below are those lesson plans that are curriculum connected to your Grade. A brief description for each lesson is included. Simply click on the title of the lesson to open up the downloadable PDF. Do note which acronyms appear beside each title; they tell you that curriculum connections are made for certain of these subject areas:

  • S&T – Science and Technology
  • SS – Social Studies
  • S – Science (Secondary Level)
  • CWS – Canadian World Studies
Grade 9 S CWS

Case Study- Walkerton’s Tragedy
(84 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students will work in teams to develop a report that explains what happened in Walkerton.

Construct a Watershed
(30 KB PDF, 3 pages)

By constructing watersheds out of sand, students will observe how water flows from higher elevations to lower elevations, carrying pollutants over the landscape.

Dukes of Hazard
(22 KB PDF, 5 pages)

Students will learn to properly dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) as they sort a variety of household products into their appropriate disposal containers.

Erosion/Flood Town
(24 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Using model simulations, students explore the effects of uncontrolled development and poor agricultural practices.

Is That Water Clean?
(27 KB PDF, 3 pages)

This experiment will introduce students to the concept of water treatment using simple filtration techniques.

Life Expectancy and Access to Safe Water
(29 KB PDF, 5 pages)

By graphing data on average life expectancy and access to safe water for several countries, students will better understand the relationship between these two variables.

No Water Off a Duck’s Back
(24 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Students pretend to be wildlife biologists in this activity as they observe the devastating effects of an oil spill and attempt to clean feathers of a marine bird contaminated in oil.

Something Fishy Going On
(84 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Students will test the pH levels of various common household substances to determine where they lie on the pH scale. They will then see how pH affects aquatic life.

Take the pH Challenge
(20 KB PDF, 2 pages)

Students test the pH levels of various substances (e.g. juice, vinegar, toothpaste etc) and relate their findings to aquatic habitats.

Water Charter of Rights
(23 KB PDF, 2 pages)

By developing a Water Charter of Rights, students consider and debate what they perceive as their fundamental rights to availability and use of water.

Water Distribution in Peel, Using GIS
(32 KB PDF, 5 pages)

Using the Peel Water Story’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application and a work sheet, teachers and students learn about Peel’s water distribution infrastructure in their own community.

Water Quality Testing
(33 KB PDF, 7 pages)

Students will perform chemical tests in this activity to infer the relative health of various water sources.

Water Trials
(36 KB PDF, 4 pages)

This activity is designed for students to look critically at the ways in which they use water and to determine how they might use water differently if they lived in a developing country.

When I Was A Child
(80 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students will listen to a poem about a child’s sensory experience of the elements while in a canoe, and then respond to it by answering questions, or performing other activities.

Where Does the Snow Go?
(26 KB PDF, 4 pages)

Students calculate the land area of a watershed and determine how much water will be produced when snowmelt occurs in the spring.

Will It Float?
(127 KB PDF, 3 pages)

Students will learn how an object's buoyancy determines whether it will float or sink.


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