A SAIL THROUGH TIME
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING
A Sail through time is tied in with a variety of requirements listed in the Ontario Curriculum. (Below are listed a few examples)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | EARTH AND SPACE SYSTEMS
Daily and Seasonal Cycles
Weather and water systems of the Great Lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway.
How the Great Lakes influence the climate of the region and how humans use the earth’s resources.
ENERGY AND CONTROL
Energy from the wind
How a sailboat works, harnessing the energy of the wind, principles of lift and renewable energy sources
Forces and Movements
Movements of the ship caused by forces and by energy that is stored and then released.
Conservation of Energy
Differences between renewable and non-renewable energy sources in the area.
STRUCTURES AND MECHANISMS
Pulleys and Gears
Explanation of the purchase system aboard the ship and how pulleys are used to make light work.
Motion Breakdown of the mechanical and combustion system of a compression ignition engine.
Structural Strength and Stability
Ways in which different forces can affect the stability of a ship.
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Conflict and Change
Examine the causes of the rebellions of 1837 – 38 in Upper and Lower Canada.
Explanation of the Toronto windmill and water pipe system in the lake.
SOCIAL STUDIES | HERITAGE AND CITIZENSHIP
First nation Peoples and European Explorers
Early settlements and Native population in and around Toronto Harbour
CANADA AND WORLD CONNECTIONS
The Provinces and territories of Canada
The chief natural resources of Ontario compared to the rest of Canada
Canada and its Trading Partners
International shipping in the Great Lakes and St Lawrence Seaway.
MATHEMATICS | MEASUREMENT
Estimate time, distance and length to determine the speed of the ship. Using the lines of latitude and longitude as a grid system to determine location on a chart.
Grade 7 & 8:
Advanced chart work such as course plotting determining speed, location and
estimated time of arrival at a set destination.
PATTERNING AND ALGEBRA
Using the variables D.S, T to determine the speed, elapsed time and distance traveled.
The importance of the different scales used on charts. Learn the solution to a simple equation with one variable.
PIRATES AND EXPLORERS K-4