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Grade 5 Resources

Social Studies  Confederation 
Sustainability
Science  Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources 
Human Body
Math

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Confederation
6-canada.pngConfederation for Kids (Archived)A site from the Canadian government about Canadian history. Includes the background on how Canada was formed, when each province joined the Confederation, and information about important historical people. 
 

The Edge of the World: BC’s Early YearsShort clips from the Knowledge Network about interesting people and events that occurred during the early years of British Columbia. 


Canadian Politics 

How Canadians Govern Themselves
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Historically Important CanadiansA list of some notable men and women that have had an impact on Canadian history. Alphabetical by last name. 


Sustainability
The Land we LoveLooking at human impacts on the Canadian environment. Includes talk about agriculture, urban sprawl, and greenbelts. 
 

It’s Not Waste (Until You Waste It!)A discussion about waste and garbage, what is usually in our garbage, and where it comes from. Includes some ideas about how to become more aware about how much garbage we make. 


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Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources 

Renewable and Non-Renewable ResourcesSome information about the differences between renewable and non-renewable resources, and why it’s important to use them carefully. 
 

Energy and the EnvironmentA brief introduction to renewable and non-renewable energy, with a little quiz at the end to test your knowledge. 
 

RecyclingWhat recycling is, how it works, and why we do it. 
 

Sustainable EnergyAn advanced discussion about sustainable energy. 


Forces and Simple Machines 

Simple MachinesA little educational game about identifying simple and compound machines in daily life. 
 

Simple Machines the SongA catchy little tune about different types of simple machines. 
 

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How the Body WorksA great page for understanding how the body works, with movies, articles, and activities for most of the major body parts. 
 


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Fractions: SubtractionSubtraction of fractions. 
 

Long MultiplicationLong multiplication, with multiple digits. 
 
Understanding divisibility rules up to 12. 

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