Grade 9/10
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Green Bricks Secondary Blocks

This 75-minute workshop explores the environmental impacts of transportation, energy and water use, waste and materials in our buildings and lives. Green Bricks Secondary Blocks also explores new and emerging green careers locally and globally. The interactive activities teach new innovations and technology while combining successes from our past and nature. Activities in the workshop will depend on which municipality you are in but they could include waste reduction, circular economy, water tasting, and testing, and mini solar car models that students build and race.

BC Curriculum Connection

 

Grade/ Subject

Big Ideas

Content

Grade 9 Science

The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.


Electric current is the flow of electric charge.

  • Sustainability of Systems: a systems approach to sustainability sees all matter and energy as interconnected and existing in dynamic equilibrium (e.g., carbon as a key factor in climate change, greenhouse effect, water cycle, etc.).
  • Solar radiation provides the energy required for most life on Earth, and is the root cause of wind and ocean currents, which distribute energy and nutrients around the planet, as well as the energy sources for the water cycle.
  • Circuits — must be complete for electrons to flow.
  • Voltage, current and resistance. Effects of solar radiation on the cycling of matter and energy.
  • Matter cycles within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems: e.g., water, nitrogen, carbon, phosphorous, etc., human impacts on sources and sinks (e.g., climate change, deforestation, agriculture, etc., bio-accumulation and bio-magnification).

Grade 10 Science

Energy is conserved and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.

  • Law of conservation of energy.
  • Local and global impacts of energy transformations from technologies.

Grade 9 Career Education

Reflecting on our preferences and skills helps us identify the steps we need to take to achieve our career goals.


The value of work in our lives, communities, and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives.


Adapting to economic and labour market changes requires flexibility.


Our career paths reflect the personal, community, and educational choices we make.

Personal Development

  • Goal-setting strategies.
  • Self-assessment for career research: includes inventories of preferences, skills, personal attitudes, values, and interests.

Connections to Community

  • Social justice, environmental stewardship, sustainability, effective use of resources, etc.
  • Self-assessment for career research: includes inventories of preferences, skills, personal attitudes, values, and interests.

Life and Career Plan

  • Role of mentors, family, community, school, and personal network in decision making.
  • Influence of technology in learning and working.

Grade 10 Career Life Education

A network of family, friends and community members can support and broaden our career awareness and options.


The global economy affects our personal, social and economic lives and prospects.


Successful career and education paths require planning, evaluating and adapting.

Personal Development

  • Goal-setting strategies.
  • Self-assessment for career research.

Connections to Community

  • Global trends and economy.

Life and Career Plan

  • Essential career skills.
  • Employment skills.
  • Work experience opportunities.