Transportation

Connecting Our Coast

Posted in 4-7, Transportation

Connecting Our Coast

Students create a class mural depicting the surface freight transportation systems that connect Prince Rupert to the world. This lesson, which is informed by the big idea of Connectedness, complements Product or Resource? and Where Does Our Stuff Come From? CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 1 teacher-directed session of 40 – 50 minutes; 2 sessions for student research, oral presentation and class mural creation LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Describe the location of natural resources within BC and Canada Use maps to identify points of origin and destination and transportation modes...

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Science in Action at our Port

Posted in 4-7, Transportation

Science in Action  at our Port

Students make connections between the concept of simple machines and their application in port activities. As students work to create a Dictionary of Simple Machines, they learn about the simple and complex machines that are used every day at the Port of Prince Rupert. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 40 – 50 minutes and a project LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Describe applications of simple and compound machines Develop definitions of the six types of simple machines with reference to examples of machines used in transportation activities at the Port of Prince...

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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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Staying Afloat – Cargo Ships & Equilibrium

Posted in 11-12, Transportation

Staying Afloat  – Cargo Ships & Equilibrium

The experiment and calculations at the centre of this lesson enable students to apply their existing knowledge of force, torque and equilibrium to the context of cargo shipping and the stability of marine vessels. CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 2 sessions of 50-60 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Explore the concept of equilibrium as it applies to boats and ships Demonstrate an effect of the relationship between mass and attractive force due to gravity Identify a situation involving the application of torque Examine the meaning and an application of rotational...

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Magnificent Machines at My Port

Posted in k-3, Transportation

Magnificent Machines at My Port

This lesson on transportation modes is informed by the big idea of Community. Students demonstrate, through drama, the skills of cooperation and collaboration as they learn about the transportation technologies in the port community of Prince Rupert. The lesson is suitable for Grades K-3. As an extension, students can learn about nautical terminology as they play Cargo Ship. (The images made in the K-3 Work and Home lesson may also be used in this lesson.) CLASSROOM TIME REQUIRED 40 – 50 minutes LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES Students will: Acquire an understanding of transportation...

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