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Primary Science

Welcome to the primary science curriculum. Here you will find resources and information to help you get started with science in Nunavik this year.

1. Ilinniatisigutti Lesson Plans

  • The lesson plans shared on the Nunavik Inuit-centred education platform are designed using the Ilinniatitsiguti (a teaching tool).
  • This tool is a template that helps to ensure that Inuit principles and values of education are at the center of what and how we teach.

2. Quebec Education Program

For primary levels, Kativik Ilisarniliriniq follows the Science program provided by the Quebec Ministry of Education (MEES).

To read complete information on the Quebec Science Program, including the Progression of Learning, the Framework for the Evaluation of Learning and Report Card Weightings and Wording, visit the MEES Website.

2.1 Competencies

Students in cycles 2 and 3 develop the three following competencies.

Competency 1

To propose explanations for solutions to scientific or technological problems.

Competency 2

To make the most of scientific and technological tools, objects and procedures.

Competency 3

To communicate in the languages used in science and technology. 

2.2 Science-Tech Instructional Package

The Science-Tech instructional package is consistent with the requirements of the QEP for Elementary Science, Cycle 2 and 3. These resources are available as digital files on the DB server.

  • Teacher’s Guide: contains an Introduction, materials lists for discovery activities, instructional planning, evaluation; in addition, the three sections on The Material World, Earth and Space and Living Things.
  • Teacher’s Book: in colour, also includes instructional notes and planning tools for the information processing activities. This part of your Teacher Resource is a companion document to the Student Book.
  • Student Book: available only as a digital file with all the information processing activities including images corresponding to each theme to project on the Smart Board.

3. Online Science Resources

Websites for Science experiments, projects, activities, ideas etc. to enhance teaching and learning.

The Canadian Space Agency

This Website has fun experiments and podcasts from space!


The EduMedia website has interactive resources for learning science.

Let’s talk Science

This website has a selection of activities and resources for engaging students in science.

Canadian Wildlife Federation

From colouring pages to resource sheets, games, activities and free posters, this website has a wealth of resources available for children and designed to help you inspire their love for wildlife.​

The Climate Atlas of Canada

This website combines climate science, mapping and storytelling to bring the global issue of climate change closer to home for Canadians. It is designed to inspire local, regional, and national action that will let us move from risk to resilience.

Éclairs des Science

Each activity is classified by cycle and category, in accordance with the learning progression set out in the science and technology curriculum of the Québec Education Program.

The Science Penguin

Outdoor Science Scavenger Hunts  and activity ideas


Actua is Canada’s leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) youth outreach network. Actua focuses on the engagement of underrepresented youth through specialized programs for Indigenous youth, girls and young women, at risk youth and youth living in Northern and remote communities.

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