TVO Digital Resources: Intermediate Learners

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    Intermediate Learners (Grades 7 – 8)

     

    TVO delivers a wide variety of digital learning resources that help students achieve academic success. Find educational resources supporting Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Studies and The Arts.

     

    These resources are best experienced on a laptop or desktop computer.

     

     

    Newly Added Resources:

     

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    Acid Ocean In the Pacific Northwest, the Water Brothers meet scallop and mussel farmers who are already experiencing the impacts of ocean acidification.

    Supports: Science and Technology – analyzing personal, social, economic, and environmental factors.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/acid-ocean/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Carpageddon The Water Brothers find out what an Asian carp invasion could do to the Great Lakes’ 7 billion dollar fishing economy and examine how other invasive species like zebra mussels have changed the Great Lakes ecosystem.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate factors that affect local water quality.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/carpageddon/ (video)

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

     

     

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    Carpageddon Teacher’s Guide offers questions to support the episode Carpageddon.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate factors that affect local water quality.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CARPAGGEDON-guide.pdf (print)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dead Zones The Water Brothers travel to the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie to examine two of the world’s largest and most notorious Dead Zones.

    Supports: Science and Technology – demonstrate an understanding of different types of systems.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dead-zones/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: Acidification Jump in with the Water Brothers and get involved with ocean acidification.

    Supports: Science and Technology – assess impacts of a system and evaluate improvements.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/ocean-acidification/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: Harnessing an Ocean of Energy The Water Brothers get involved with harnessing an ocean of energy.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/harnessing-an-ocean-of-energy/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: The Least Deadliest Catch Follow as the Water Brothers look for sustainable seafood.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/the-least-deadliest-catch/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: When Rivers Run Dry Many of the world’s largest and most important rivers are running dry due to human overuse and mismanagement. Join the Water Brothers as they explore this phenomenon.

    Supports: Science and Technology – assess the personal, social, and/or environmental impacts of a system.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/when-rivers-run-dry/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

     

    Mathematics

     

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    Adding Fractions provides a unique sample of a free, private online student-teacher tutor room session.

    Supports: Mathematics — adding fractions.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/chat/chat.php?config=playback&question_id=298022&type=bs(video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    All About M and B identifies the roles that variables m and b play in the equation of the line y = mx + b.

    Supports: Mathematics

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/tools/tutorials/details.php?object_id=489 (game)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Calculating the Area of a Trapezoid is easy when following along with a pencil, paper and calculator.

    Supports: Mathematics — calculating the area of a trapezoid using a formula.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/tools/listen_learn/details.php?t_id=221 (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Characteristics of Linear Relations scaffolds the learning to determine the line of best fit for a linear relation.

    Supports: Mathematics — classify relations as linear or non-linear, draw a line of best fit and determine an equation to represent the line of best fit of a linear relation.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/tools/tutorials/details.php?object_id=488 (game)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Homework Help is a free online math resource for

    students in grade 7–10, with live, one-on-one tutoring.

    Every year, more than one million math problems have been solved via Homework Help.

    Supports: Mathematics.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org

    Available On: desktop.

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    Identifying Like Terms uses math tiles to introduce the concept of like terms. Students will be able to define algebraic terminology and identify like terms.

    Supports: Mathematics — understanding patterning and algebra.

    Link: https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/tutorials/html5/index.php?object_id=487#/tutorial/22/section/0/page/0 (game)

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

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    Percentages shows how to calculate percentage using

    a variety of authentic examples.

    Supports: Mathematics — calculating percentage.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/
    tutorials/L_Objects/lo_objects_loader.php?object_id=479

    (game)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Square Roots and Exponents is a tutorial demonstrating how a student is challenged to find the square root of 64 using online tutoring.

    Supports: Mathematics — algebra and geometry.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/chat/chat.php?config=playback&question_id=242106&type=bs

    (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    The XY Plane reviews the language and calculations of a grid through authentic examples.

    Supports: Mathematics — algebra, geometry and operational math.

    Link: homeworkhelp.ilc.org/tutorials/L_Objects/lo_objects_loader.php?object_id=218 (game)

    Available On: desktop.

     

     

    Science and Technology

     

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    new+graphic+small.jpgAcid Ocean In the Pacific Northwest, the Water Brothers meet scallop and mussel farmers who are already experiencing the impacts of ocean acidification.

    Supports: Science and Technology – analyzing personal, social, economic, and environmental factors.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/acid-ocean/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Bottlegate the Water Brothers visit a water

    treatment facility and discover that water from

    the tap is often of the same quality, or even

    better, than bottled water.

    Supports: Science and Technology and Geography.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/bottlegate/(video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Bottlegate Teacher’s Guide

    support student learning with an

    episode guide of questions while watching Bottlegate.

    Supports: Science and Technology and Geography.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/BOTTLEGATE-guide.pdf (PDF)

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

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    new+graphic+small.jpgCarpageddon The Water Brothers find out what an Asian carp invasion could do to the Great Lakes’ 7 billion dollar fishing economy and examine how other invasive species like zebra mussels have changed the Great Lakes ecosystem.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate factors that affect local water quality.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/carpageddon/ (video)

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

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    new+graphic+small.jpgCarpageddon Teacher’s Guide offers questions to support the episode Carpageddon.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate factors that affect local water quality.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/CARPAGGEDON-guide.pdf (print)

    Available On: desktop.

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    new+graphic+small.jpgDead Zones The Water Brothers travel to the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Erie to examine two of the world’s largest and most notorious Dead Zones.

    Supports: Science and Technology – demonstrate an understanding of different types of systems.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dead-zones/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Denis and Dunnell - The Destruction of Pompeii join The Agenda in the Summer to learn about one

    of history's greatest natural disasters when Mount Vesuvius erupted.

    Supports: Science and Technology and Geography.

    Link: tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/denis-and-dunnell-the-destruction-of-pompeii (video)

    Available On: desktop.

    DD ocean acidification 150x100.jpg

    new+graphic+small.jpgDive Deeper: Acidification Jump in with the Water Brothers and get involved with ocean acidification.

    Supports: Science and Technology – assess impacts of a system and evaluate improvements.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/ocean-acidification/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    DD harnessing energy 150x100.jpg

    new+graphic+small.jpgDive Deeper: Harnessing an Ocean of Energy The Water Brothers get involved with harnessing an ocean of energy.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate a working system and the ways in which components of the system contribute to its desired function.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/harnessing-an-ocean-of-energy/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    new+graphic+small.jpgDive Deeper: Least Deadliest Catch Follow as the Water Brothers look for sustainable seafood.

    Supports: Science and Technology – investigate interactions within the environment, and identify factors that affect the balance between different components of an ecosystem.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/the-least-deadliest-catch/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: Protecting the Last Homes of the Giants join the Water Brothers in protecting the last homes of the ocean giants.

    Supports: Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Studies — life in the ocean.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/301-protecting-the-last-home-of-the-giants/

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

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    Dive Deeper: Water in Space further explores what

    planets and moons have traces of water.

    Supports: Science and Technology — space exploration.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/water-in-space/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    dd when rivers run dry 150x100.jpg

    new+graphic+small.jpgDive Deeper: When Rivers Run Dry Many of the world’s largest and most important rivers are running dry due to human overuse and mismanagement. Join the Water Brothers as they explore this phenomenon.

    Supports: Science and Technology – assess the personal, social, and/or environmental impacts of a system.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/when-rivers-run-dry/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Junior Vets is a fun way to learn how to treat sick pets, farm animals and even wounded wildlife.

    Supports: Science and Technology, and Social Studies.

    Link: tvokids.com/shows/juniorvets (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Quench is a FREE Mobile App brought to you by the Water Brothers, which instantly connects you to the nearest water bottle Refill Location in the Greater Toronto Area.

    Supports: Science and Technology — Environmental and Computer Science.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/quench/ (app)

    Available On: mobile and iPad.

    guide%2Bto%2Bwater%2Bin%2Bwrong%2Bplaces.jpg?a=1446494768630

    Teacher’s Guide to Water in All the Wrong Places is an episode guide of questions that teachers can use for assessment after watching the Water Brother’s “Water in All the Wrong Places” episode.

    Supports: Science and Technology — climate change, drought, flooding and over-pumped aquifers are putting water management systems at risk.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/WIATWP-guide.pdf (print)

    Available On: desktop.

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    The Water Brothers is an eco-adventure documentary series following brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, as they explore the world, uncovering the most important water stories of our time.

    Supports: Science and Technology, and Social Studies.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Underwater Highways follows the Water Brothers as they continue their journey at Cocos Island and turn their attention to the migration patterns of sharks and sea turtles that frequent this undersea wonderland.

    Supports: Science and Technology — migration patterns.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/underwater-highways/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Water in All the Wrong Places asks how California became the largest agricultural supplier on the continent with the Water Brothers.

    Supports: Science and Technology — climate change, drought, flooding and over-pumped aquifers are putting water management systems at risk.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/waterinallthewrongplaces/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Water in Space highlights the research that NASA has been investing in that directly relates to water.

    Supports: Science and Technology – Space exploration and water preservation.

    Link: http://thewaterbrothers.ca/water-in-space/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

     

    Social Studies

     

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    Civics 101 Animation: Everybody Plays a Part discovers how little things we do in everyday life bolster our democratic society.

    Supports: Social Studies.

    Link: tvo.org/video/programs/civics-101/everybody-plays-a-part (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Civics 101 Animation: What Does What? discovers which level of government is responsible for providing which programs and services.

    Supports Social Studies.

    Link: Who Does What? - YouTube  (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Dive Deeper: Protecting the Last Homes of the Giants join the Water Brothers in protecting the last homes of the ocean giants.

    Supports: Mathematics, Science and Technology, and Social Studies — life in the ocean.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/dive-deeper/301-protecting-the-last-home-of-the-giants/

    Available On: desktop and mobile.

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    Junior Vets is a fun way to learn how to treat sick pets, farm animals and even wounded wildlife.

    Supports: Science and Technology, and Social Studies.

    Link: tvokids.com/shows/juniorvets (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    water%2Bbrothers.jpg?a=1446496605333

    The Water Brothers is an eco-adventure documentary series following brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, as they explore the world, uncovering the most important water stories of our time.

    Supports: Science and Technology, and Social Studies.

    Link: thewaterbrothers.ca/ (video)

    Available On: desktop.

     

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    The Arts

     

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    Unsung: Behind the Glee chronicles the journey of two rival Toronto high school glee clubs as they gear up for a musical showdown at the annual Show Choir Canada National Championship.

    Supports: The Arts — using the elements of song and dance to communicate feelings and ideas.

    Link: tvo.org/video/documentaries/unsung-behind-the-glee   (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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    Civics 101 Animation: What Does What? discovers which level of government is responsible for providing which programs and services.

    Supports Social Studies.

    Link: Who Does What? - YouTube  (video)

    Available On: desktop.

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