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Welcome to NS Science 6, 1/e

Welcome to NS Science 6, 1/e

Written specifically for the students and teachers of Nova Scotia, in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Education

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-098850-7
ISBN-10: 0-07-098850-1

Feature Summary
 · 100% curriculum fit
 · hands-on, activity-based approach
 · Nova Scotia-specific visuals and content
 · Reading Checks to aid student literacy
 · Conversations with elders
 · Interviews with professionals working in science-related fields

Web Links

Canadian Search and Rescue

Learn about the Canadian Search and Rescue Helicopter Project.
( http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=910 )
North Shore Rescue

North Shore Rescue is a Canadian search and rescue team. They depend on volunteers and the community to run their operation.
( http://www.northshorerescue.com/services.html )
Science Made Simple – Static Electricity

Learn about atoms and how they relate to static charge.
( http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/static.html )

Web Links

Howstuffworks “How Electric Motors Work”: Electromagnets and Motors

Understand how an electromagnet can be used to create a motor.
( http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/motor4.htm )
Howstuffworks “How Electric Motors Work”: Motors Everywhere!

Think about all of the ways you use motors in your life.
( http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/motor7.htm )
Conserve Nova Scotia – Energy Meter

Discover how you can borrow an energy meter to measure electricity consumption in your home.
( http://www.conservens.ca/meter )
Electrical Safety World

Learn about safety with electricity, play games to see how much you have learned, and fill out a checklist to find out if there are electrical safety hazards in your home.
( http://www.safeelectricity.org/esw_v1_1/index.html )
Find the Electrical Safety Faults

Take a tour of an unsafe house and help make it safe.
( http://www.esfi.org/quiz/ )
Electrical Safety, Fun Style

Electrical safety requires serious attention, but you can have fun showing yourself how well you understand what to do in situations involving electricity.
( http://www.sierrapacific.com/kids_safety/electric/index.html )

Web Links

Veoh Video Network: Better Aerodynamics Boost Fuel Economy

Watch this video, produced by General Motors, to understand how aerodynamics affect automobile design.
( http://www.veoh.com/videos/v13931645dkxqqmNJ?rank=17& )
Aerodynamics of Car Design

Read about drag, downforce, and devices used to minimize these effects in automobiles.
( http://people.bath.ac.uk/atj20/Aerodynamics%20of%20Car%20Design.htm )

Web Links

Human Powered Helicopter Contest Rules

The American Helicopter Society presents awards for achievement in vertical flight, including a prize for controlled flight of a human-powered helicopter.
( http://www.vtol.org/awards/hph.html )
Human Powered Helicopters

Find out about efforts to build a human-powered helicopter, including the Thunderbird project at the University of British Columbia.
( http://www.humanpoweredhelicopters.org/ )
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Search the CASI web site for current paper airplane competitions.
( http://www.casi.ca/ )
Canadian Space Agency

Find out about Canada’s space program and Canadian technology in space.
( http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/default.asp )
Century of Flight – Development of Aviation Technology: Variable Pitch Propellers

Discover how a variable pitch propeller works and why it is important for flight.
( http://www.century-of-flight.net/Aviation%20history/evolution%20of%20technology/Variable-... )
Wallace Rupert Turnbull, Canadian Aviation Pioneer

Learn about Wallace Turnbull’s contributions to aviation.
( http://www.airforce.gc.ca/16wing/news/releases_e.asp?cat=72&id=183 )

Web Links

Science @ NASA – Why Do Experiments in Space?

Check out the web links at the bottom of the page to find out more about experiments involving sandcastles, flower scents, and tomato seeds. Click on "The Physics of Sandcastles", "Space Scents", or "Sowing Seeds in a Magnetic Field".
( http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/16jan_sts107.htm )
NASA – Space Station Science

Explore the current scientific research taking place on the International Space Station.
( http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/science/index.html )
Eclipse, Lunar Eclipse, Solar Eclipse at SPACE.com

Click on "Total Lunar Eclipse Gallery" or "Total Solar Eclipse 2006" at the right of the page to view images of lunar and solar eclipses.
( http://www.space.com/eclipse/ )
Daylight Hours Explorer

This applet allows you to see how many hours of daylight can be observed on a particular day of the year at a particular latitude. Drag the sliding scales in the "Settings" box to change the latitude or day of the year.
( http://astro.unl.edu/classaction/animations/coordsmotion/daylighthoursexplorer.html )

Web Links

Apollo 11 Video Library

View video clips of Neil Armstrong’s historic first steps on the moon.
( http://history.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/video11.html )
SPACE.com – NightSky™

Use the Starry Night® online preview at the left of the screen to find out what constellations you can view from your location on any given night. Just type in your postal code and click on “PREVIEW” or “STARRY NIGHT ONLINE”.
( http://www.space.com/nightsky/ )
CSA – Phoenix Mars Mission

The Canadian Space Agency site describes the role of Canadian technology in the Phoenix Mars mission.
( http://www.space.gc.ca/asc/eng/exploration/phoenix.asp )
NASA’s Mars Exploration Program

Read the latest news from the Phoenix mission. Click on “Mars for Students” at the left of the page to learn more about Mars.
( http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/ )

Web Links

Carl Linnaeus – Natural History Museum

Who was Carl Linnaeus? Find out about the man who had a major influence on the classification of living things.
( http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/biographies/linnaeus/linnae... )
Tree of Life Web Project

The Tree of Life Project is a collection of information about the species of life on Earth and how they are related.
( http://www.tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html )
Introduction to the Archaea

Learn more about Archaea, organisms that live in extreme environments.
( http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html )
Zoology Museum – The Major Phyla

Explore the many phyla of the animal kingdom.
( http://www.abdn.ac.uk/~nhi708/classify/animalia/index.html )

Web Links

Fish Friends Program – Atlantic Salmon Federation

Find out how you can become a Fish Friends volunteer. You can download the Volunteer Primer, which explains the program, by clicking either the “English” or “Francais” link under the heading “Become a Fish Friends Volunteer” in the middle of the page.
( http://www.asf.ca/fish_friends.php )
Nova Scotia’s Species at Risk Website

Find out more about endangered species in Nova Scotia. Click on “You Can Help!” and explore the links on the left side of the page to find ways that you can get involved in conservation efforts.
( http://www.speciesatrisk.ca/ )
Nova Scotia Nature Trust

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust helps to maintain and restore the natural lands and diversity of organisms found in Nova Scotia.
( http://www.nsnt.ca/ )
Ducks Unlimited Canada – Wetland and Wildlife Conservation in Nova Scotia

Click on the “Projects” tab on the left side of the page to see how Ducks Unlimited is working to conserve wetlands in Nova Scotia.
( http://www.ducks.ca/province/ns/index.html )