SCI resources are developed by and reflect the skills and talents of University of Saskatchewan students - they carry the culturally celebratory spirit of Dr. Buffy Sainte-Marie’s pioneering International Cradleboard Teaching Project and shine new light on the diversity of Aboriginal knowledges in Saskatchewan!
This resource collection is a work in progress that will grow with time, with feedback, and with your direction
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Cleaning Up the Traditional Way!
Hands-on science activities and dramatic oral history transcript related to traditional soap-making in Qu'appelle Valley Métis communities
Creating a Deadfall Trap
A video demonstration of a scale-model Deadfall trap, explained in the context of trapping bear
Deadfall Trap Physics - Energy and Work
One Fish, Two Fish, Trout Fish, Whitefish!
A hands-on activity to demonstrate a method of estimating fish populations by fish tagging, paired with a Powerpoint presentation to prompt discussion of ecological monitoring and sustainable fishing practices. The 'Teacher's Backgrounder' Powerpoint file includes additional context for a teacher beginning to work with intercultural concepts in their science classroom
Rocks as Tools
A Powerpoint presentation overview to common stone technologies found in Saskatchewan paired with a hands-on activity relating the hardness of rocks to their potential utility