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Pinnguaq at Home: Week 10

Primary - Adult

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of June 22nd to 26th.

App Development, Art & Design, Digital Storytelling, Game Design

Unplugged Coding: Binary Encoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges you to encode different words into binary code. In this activity you will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. You will break down the word or words you select into single letters and encode it into Binary code using the Binary Code Key to create a secret message!

Computer Fundamentals

Mshkiigwaatikohns Tea! Traditional Nerve Medicine

Middle - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be learning about the medicinal properties of Tamarack bark tea and how to make Tamarack bark tea, or Mshkiigwaatikohns tea. We will be learning about traditional uses of Tamarack and why it’s known in First Nation communities as “nerve medicine”.

Health & Wellness

Polyculture: Traditional Haudenosaunee Kionhekwa Garden

Grade 7 - Grade 12

In this tutorial, we will be exploring sustainable polyculture crop production systems by learning how-to plant a traditional Haudenosaunee Three Sisters Garden. We will learn about the cultural and historical importance as well as the agricultural science behind the companion planting of the Three Sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

Health & Wellness

Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged coding activity challenges learners to decode a secret message written in binary code. In this activity learners will explore the computational thinking methods of decomposition. Learners will break down the binary code to represent single letters then arrange them in the blanks to uncover the secret message.

Computer Fundamentals, Other
stick puzzle laying on top of a wood table

Stick Puzzlers

Grade 3 - Grade 12

Use your problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve these visual brain teasers using sticks.

Computational Thinking, Game Design

Engineer Your Own Race Car

Grade 1 - Grade 6

In this activity learners will create their very own race car using recycled and other materials. Learners will also explore the idea of storing energy in an elastic band and how we can use that energy to move their engineered race car forward.

Game Design, Other

Unplugged Coding: Hopscotch

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This unplugged activity is an outdoor activity that is geared towards a younger audience and focuses on algorithms. Learners will further explore algorithms and how they are used in our daily routines. Learners will design their own algorithms that will be used to guide people across a hopscotch court.

Computer Fundamentals

Construct A Foosball Game

Grade 1 - Grade 3

This maker activity explores game design and STEAM education. You will design, create and build a foosball table top game using recycled materials and other materials.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Game Design

Sensory Play with Oobleck!

Grade 1 - Grade 3

We are going to do a fun science experiment that will create a slippery and gooey substance made from cornstarch and water called Oobleck.

Other

Create a Water Filter from Recycled and Natural Materials

Grade 3 - Grade 6

This activity provides an opportunity for learners to investigate problems that exist in the world today, and are challenged to use simple materials to design a solution. Learners will use recycled materials and natural materials found outside, to create a water filter device.

Other

Flip and Match Activity Design

Grade 1 - Grade 3

Flip and match games are a great way to introduce vocabulary to a student or explore a new topic of study. The beauty of a game like Memory is that it is very simple to play and even simpler to make.

Art & Design

Construct A Bee Hotel

Grade 1 - Grade 3

In this lesson students will construct a bee hotel to help worker bees find a safe spot to rest during their busy days.

Art & Design, Other

Construct A Bee Hotel Activity

Grade 1 - Grade 3

Construct A Bee Hotel allows learners to explore how they can help positively impact the environment that surrounds them and society as a whole, using simple materials.

Art & Design, Other

Tallest Tower Design

Primary - Grade 6

Use recycled newspaper and tape to build the tallest freestanding tower that can be both tall and strong enough to withstand a windstorm. Then create a windstorm to see if your tower can stand tall!

Art & Design, Other

Signal Processing Series

Grade 10 - Grade 12

This series about Signal Processing includes topics such as theoretical behaviours, and audio and imaging editing.

Computer Fundamentals, Sound Design

Introduction to Facebook

Grade 5 - Grade 8

Students will learn how to safely and effectively use Facebook to connect with friends and family.

Computer Fundamentals, Online Safety

Film Review

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will review short films and write a film review based on the intended audience, point of view, and purpose.

Art & Design, Digital Storytelling

Technology Consumption Vs. Technology Creation

Grade 4 - Grade 6

Students will learn that it is acceptable and encouraged to use computers and technology for fun and learning, but it is also very important to consider what they are consuming and why.