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This image is a drawing of an archive box filled with manilla folders. Many terms, images and icons used on computer systems come from the non-digital world, including folders.

Working with Drives, Folders and Files – MacOS

Adult

This course is designed for an adult learner interested in understanding how files are stored and organized by computers. The course will cover the basics of naming and organizing files, using removable drives such as USB sticks, and an introduction to working with online storage systems such as Google Drive and OneDrive.

Other
The Root & STEM Podcast
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The Root & STEM Podcast

We’re excited to launch a new podcast, bringing you an audio version of everything you love about Root & STEM.

Art & Design, Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

Adult

This course is intended to provide the learner with an introduction to project management and the key considerations when selecting a methodology.  An overview of two approaches (Waterfall and Agile) will be provided along with a more in depth focus on the PRINCE2 methodology.  The learner will complete quizzes throughout the course to demonstrate their … Continued

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Build an Aquifer

Build an Aquifer

Primary - Grade 8

Watering your plants evenly throughout is almost impossible so use mother nature as an example and build your own aquifer!

Other
Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Coded Cooking: Homemade Pizza

Primary - Grade 12

Step by step coding can be a very difficult process to go through, even the tiniest mistake can result in a bug that crashes the game. A great way to display this is through cooking, and what better food than pizza!

Computer Fundamentals, Health & Wellness, Other
Unplugged Coding: Binary Decoding

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
Game Narrative in Detail: Step Four, Five, Six, Seven

Game Narrative in Detail: Step Four, Five, Six, Seven

Middle - Grade 12

This tutorial will take a detailed look at the last 4 steps involved in creating a video game narrative and provide the learner with more direction to finish writing their own narrative.

Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Other
Engineer Your Own Race Car

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
Game Narrative in Detail: Step One, Two, Three

Game Narrative in Detail: Step One, Two, Three

Middle - Grade 12

This tutorial will take a detailed look at the first 3 steps involved in creating a video game narrative and provide the learner with more direction to get started on writing their own narrative.

Digital Storytelling, Game Design, Other
Sensory Play with Oobleck!

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
Socializing at a Distance

Socializing at a Distance

At a time when much of the world is stuck at home, the need for connection and some semblance of normalcy is incredibly important. Even though many of us can’t get together to enjoy our regular pastimes, there are plenty of ways to recreate those hobbies online. This series will explore some of those workarounds, … Continued

Health & Wellness, Online Safety, Other
Pinnguaq at Home: Week 3

Pinnguaq at Home: Week 3

Primary - Grade 12

See what Pinnguaq is offering for online learning at home for the week of May 4th to May 8th. May the 4th be with you.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Computer Fundamentals, Engineering, Language, Other
Recycled Marble Maze

Recycled Marble Maze

Primary - Grade 3

Learners will explore STEAM education as they craft a marble maze game through a simple process of design, create, build & test.

Art & Design, Computational Thinking, Engineering, Other
Create a Water Filter from Recycled and Natural Materials

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
Construct A Bee Hotel

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

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