Committed to offering enriching resources to teachers within the NLESD and in support of scientific literacy, the FOSTER Science program has developed hands-on experimental resources for use in classrooms, at all levels, across Newfoundland and Labrador to enhance curriculum learning outcomes.
These resources include ready to use experiments which include background information, list of materials (most are easily accessible and household materials), experimental procedure and related worksheets (with answer keys) as well as data interpretation/graphing exercises (where applicable). In some cases, instructional videos are also included with these resources.
Process To Access Teaching and Learning Resources
To access these materials, teachers are asked to complete the following procedure:
1) Register for Moodle (Click link to register for Moodle access)
- an open-source Learning Management system, a platform supported by MUN and being used here to make the teaching and learning resources described above easily available to teachers.
2) Apply for the FOSTER Science Program Moodle course passcode
(Click link to register for passcode to Moodle course)
- complete the application form to receive a password which allows access to this course within Moodle. This allows teachers full access to all the teaching and learning resources developed by the FOSTER Science Program.
About the Teaching and Learning Resources
Within the FOSTER Science Moodle course, teachers will find hands-on experimental resources which align with NLESD curriculum topics of Biology, Biochemistry and Chemistry appropriate for a variety of grade levels. The resources have been designed in such a way to allow teachers to personalize these resources to complement the grade level and focus, implicit purpose and difficulty they wish to incorporate into a particular lesson topic. As a result, some of these resources include the development of transferrable skills such as topic research using computer searches, data analysis and computer graphing skills.