8-10

From Here to There (and Everywhere) – Supply Chains

Posted in 8-10, Transportation

From Here to There  (and Everywhere)  – Supply Chains

This lesson introduces students to the concept of supply chains and the transportation and distribution channels involved in the flow of resources and goods through the Port of Prince Rupert. Students compare some of the key characteristics of local and regional production with those of global production. They identify the major components of a bicycle and develop a drawing of a supply chain for a bicycle manufactured in China and sold in North America. This lesson is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2-3 teacher-directed sessions of 40-50 minutes; 1-2...

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Seaworthy Science – The Plimsoll Line

Posted in 8-10, Transportation

Seaworthy Science  – The Plimsoll Line

In this applied physics lesson, students review Archimedes’ Principle and apply it to the context of ship safety. Students conduct a series of experiments on water density and consider the implications for cargo load and the transportation of goods by ship in different water conditions. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED One session of 50-60 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Review and apply Archimedes’ Principle Review the concepts of water density, volume and mass, and conduct experiments that apply these concepts Understand the effect of salinity and temperature on water...

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Freshwater, Saltwater or Estuary? The Port and its Environment

Posted in 8-10, Environment

Freshwater, Saltwater or Estuary? The Port and its Environment

Building on students’ existing knowledge about freshwater, saltwater and estuary ecosystems, this project-based lesson asks students to explore the impacts of port activity on the environment. Focusing on the Ports of Prince Rupert, Metro Vancouver, Port Angeles and Portland, students examine how the location of a port determines the nature, type and possible extent of its impacts on the environment in which it operates. This lesson is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 teacher-directed session of 40-50 minutes; 3-4 sessions for student-led research...

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Now Hiring! Jobs in Trade & Transportation

Posted in 8-10, Work and Home

Now Hiring!  Jobs in Trade & Transportation

This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness, introduces students to some of the work and career options in International Trade and Transportation. Starting with an activity that raises students’ awareness about the growth of the Port of Prince Rupert, students are asked to research and to teach each other about a port-related job. Students then create a job advertisement for a port-related job that describes the qualifications, experience and attributes of the ideal candidate. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 3-4 sessions of 45-60 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND...

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Charting a Course for Work in Trade & Transportation

Posted in 8-10, Work and Home

Charting a Course for Work in Trade & Transportation

In this lesson, students learn about the concept of a career roadmap and the various routes that might be taken towards the same job or career goal. Working in small groups, students select a port-related job and, assuming the role of career advisors, research possible education, training and work experience routes to that job. They present the findings of their research as a visual roadmap. The lesson is informed by the big idea of Interconnectedness. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1-2 instructional sessions of 40-50 minutes, plus 2-3 sessions for the student-directed research project LEARNING...

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The Trading Game

Posted in 8-10, Trade

The Trading Game

The Trading Game provides an active and engaging introduction to some of the key dynamics of trading relationships between different countries and regions. It incorporates information about trade in Canada in general and the Pacific Rim in particular. A debrief discussion at the end of the activity allows for students to reflect on the application of the game to the real world and on the benefits and challenges of global trade. The game is informed by the big idea of Interdependence. The game can be played at the beginning of a unit on trade and the economy. It is also useful for a summary...

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