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Science and Safety: A Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resource Manual for Teachers, Schools, and School Divisions

Science and Safety: A Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resource Manual for Teachers, Schools, and School Divisions

Manitoba Education and Training is pleased to present the document Science and Safety: A Kindergarten to Grade 12 Resource Manual for Teachers, Schools, and School Divisions. This document provides important updates and is a current, comprehensive guide to safety in the science classroom. It can serve to act as a complement to the 1997 Science Safety support document currently in wide use among Manitoba science educators.

The principal goal of this K-12 science and safety resource is to bring together in one place information often needed by science teachers, administrators, school support staff and division planners to assist in making clear, sound decisions on matters related to safety in the science classroom or laboratory environment. Science and Safety supports planning and appropriate actions through the provision of Manitoba and federal-level safety legislation and standards, a review of common safety hazards, and procedures for minimizing or eliminating altogether hazards that are a natural part of the delivery of authentic and meaningful science learning experiences.

Science and Safety includes sections on:

  • Starting Points for Planning and Policy Setting
  • Implementing Safety in the Science Classroom or Laboratory
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Facility Design and Safety Equipment
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Biological Hazards
  • Physical Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Chemical Management

Severe Weather Poster Series Online Teacher's Guide

Severe Weather Awareness in Manitoba

Manitoba Education and Training has acted on the recommendation from the Manitoba Emergency Measures Organization (EMO) and has developed the Fall/Winter (Adobe PDF Document 968 KB) and Spring/Summer (Adobe PDF Document 968 KB) Severe Weather Awareness in Manitoba Teacher's Guides to accompany the posters for teachers and students that were distributed in Spring 2010. These Teacher’s Guides are intended as supports in utilizing the posters in your science classroom to address specific learning outcomes identified in the weather unit of the Manitoba Grade 5 Science curriculum and the general weather awareness strategies encouraged by EMO. The Teacher’s Guides include background information on a variety of seasonal Manitoba severe weather phenomena, teaching and learning experiences aligned with Manitoba’s Grade 5 curricula, as well as links to an abundance of online resources.


Health and Physics: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics

Health and Physics: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics

Manitoba Education, in partnership with the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Cancer Society, is pleased to present the Student Resource and Teacher Guide to “HEALTH and PHYSICS: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics”. These curriculum-aligned resources for senior physics were conceived in order to support a unique, contextual unit in Manitoba science curriculum in the area of health and radiation physics.

The resource was developed using a case-study approach that follows the cancer journey of a young woman who is diagnosed with cancer while having routine imaging done following a sport-related injury. Manitoba physics teachers are provided with an opportunity to align curriculum with their teaching in meaningful situations that reflect the applications of physics to issues such as exposure to various forms of radiation in the environment, and particular uses of radiation in the health care fields. We hope that the information and resource material contained within these publications will be of interest to students, science educators, and their family members as together these constitute a reference guide to a wide array of imaging technologies, diagnostic techniques, and cancer treatment options. A sound science education in the area of health physics contributes to wider understandings of the complex fields of cancer research, diagnoses and treatment options, and in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society demonstrates a continuing commitment to relevant, high-impact science education here in Manitoba.


Life is a Gift: A Manitoba Grade 11 Biology Resource for Organ Donation and Transplantation

An online version of this resource for teachers is also available at the Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life Program website.

Life is a Gift: A Manitoba Grade 11 Biology Resource for Organ Donation and Transplantation

Manitoba Education and Training in partnership and collaboration with the Transplant Manitoba – Gift of Life Program and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is pleased to provide this learning resource to support Senior Years biology teachers and their students as they examine current issues and the human biology associated with organ donation and transplantation. This resource Life is a Gift: A Grade 11 Manitoba Biology Resource for Organ Donation and Transplantation is intended to be used where appropriate contexts occur in addressing the specific learning outcomes of the Manitoba Grade 11 Biology curriculum. Science educators in other Canadian jurisdictions may also find the contents of this resource a benefit in their teaching.


Health and Physics DVD

Manitoba Education and Training, in partnership with the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Cancer Society and St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre, is pleased to present Health and Physics DVD. This curriculum-aligned resource supports “Health and Physics: A Grade 12 Manitoba Resource for Health and Radiation Physics”. The DVD is made up of six vignettes showing how different diagnostic equipment is used. These six vignettes may be viewed and/or downloaded from this website and complete DVDs will be available through Manitoba Education and Training.


Science Safety: A Kindergarten to Senior 4 Resource Manual for Teachers, Schools, and School Divisions (1997) - released in April 1997. The 2014 update to this document provides an important complement to this earlier resource.

Senior Years Science Teachers' Handbook: A Teaching Resource (1997) - released in November 1997. This handbook was produced to support Grades 7/8 and Senior Years science teachers as they bridge the gap between traditional and new approaches to the teaching of science. It is meant as a starting point for the development of alternative perspectives and strategies. The Senior Years Science Teachers' Handbook is available for purchase from the Manitoba Learning Resource Centre.