Teaching Resources

The following are easy and fun classroom activities developed at the University of Guelph. They are designed to address key parts of the Ontario science curriculum in each grade. A summary of these activities at all grade levels is also available.

Grades K to 2

Grade

Activity

Documents for download

Kindergarten Fun with goop Fun with goop teacher's guide 
Kindergarten Growing and graphing Growing and graphing teacher's guide / Growing and graphing worksheet 
Kindergarten How tall are we How tall are we teacher's guide / How tall are we worksheet 
Kindergarten Solid or liquid? Solid or liquid? Teacher's guide 
Grade 1 Making paper Making paper teacher's guide 
Grade 1 Marshmallow structures Marshmallow structures teacher's guide 
Grade 1 Snowy roofs Snowy roofs teacher's guide / Snowy roofs worksheet 
Grade 2 Heave ho! Heave ho! teacher's guide / Heave ho! worksheet 
Grade 2 Lava lamp Lava lamp teacher's guide 
Grade 2 Water wheel Water wheel teacher's guide 
Grade 2 Wheelin' it in Wheelin' it in teacher's guide / Wheelin' it in worksheet 

Grades 3 to 5

Grade

Activity

Documents for download

Grade 3 Balloon rockets Balloon rockets teacher's guide 
Grade 3 Electric force Electric force teacher's guide / Electric force worksheet 
Grade 3 Magnetic force Magnetic force teacher's guide / Magnetic force worksheet 
Grade 4 Light matters Light matters teacher's guide / Light matters worksheet 
Grade 4 Simple Instruments Simple Instruments teacher's guide / Simple Instruments worksheet 
Grade 4 Sound viewer Sound viewer teacher's guide / Sound viewer worksheet 
Grade 5 Acids and bases Acids and bases teacher's guide / Acids and bases worksheet 
Grade 5 Physical or chemical? Physical or chemical? Teacher's guide / Physical or chemical? Worksheet 
Grade 5 Fun with goop! Fun with goop! Teacher's guide 

 

Grades 6 to 8

Grade

Activity

Documents for download

Grade 6 Blow and go parachutes Blow and go parachutes teacher's guide / Blow and go parachutes worksheet 
Grade 6 Electron flow Electron flow teacher's guide 
Grade 6 Lemon power Lemon power teacher's guide / Lemon power worksheet 
Grade 6 Ping pong levitation Ping pong levitation teacher's guide 
Grade 7 Belt loop hanger Belt loop hanger teacher's guide 
Grade 7 Floating egg Floating egg teacher's guide 
Grade 7 Ivory soap explosion Ivory soap explosion teacher's guide 
Grade 7 Keep or melt a cube Keep or melt a cube teacher's guide / Keep or melt a cube worksheet 
Grade 7 Leaning Tower Of Pasta Leaning Tower Of Pasta teacher's guide / Leaning Tower Of Pasta worksheet 
Grade 7 Centre of mass wall tricks Centre of mass wall tricks teacher's guide 
Grade 8 Air cannon Air cannon teacher's guide 
Grade 8 Swing Pendulum Swing Swing Pendulum Swing teacher's guide / Swing Pendulum Swing worksheet 
Grade 8 Sticky viscosity Sticky viscosity teacher's guide / Sticky viscosity worksheet