Animations

We produced a few aninmations that can be viewed online (providing Flash Player is available on your computer). These ressources have been designed to illustrated different concepts and can be usefull in a variety of learning and evaluation situations (LES). Some of the animations include narration. This documentation has been produced accordingly to the support provided by the CDP for science and technology teaching across the province of Québec.

Short Animations

Injection Moulding of Plastics
Animation presenting the technic of injection for making a plastic object.
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The Water Cycle
Animation showing the water cycle (evaporation, condensation, clouds,rain, runoff)
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Acid Rain
Ainmation presenting the formation of acid rain
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Long Animations

The General Learning Process in Science and Technology in Elementary School (2011)
Animation presenting a general solving problem process for a student in regards to science and technology:

– Context related to everyday life
– Initial ideas and hypothesis
– Planing and carrying out
– Outcome
– The student’s path

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The Earth (2006)
Animation presenting the following concepts :

          – Introduction
          – History of the Earth
               – The birth of the solar system
               – The planets of the solar system
               – The birth of the moon
               – Physical characteristics of the Earth
          – Earth’s Internal dynamics
          – The materials of the Earth
               – Combustible fossils
          – Earth’s External Dynamics
               – Aurora borealis
          – Earth-Moon movements
          – Conclusion

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Mechanisms (2006)
Animation presenting the following concepts:

– Introduction (definition of a mechanism, basic machines)
– Forces and Energy (energy and the energy chain, types of forces, undesirable effects of forces of action)
– Motion (simple and complex motions)
– Basic Mechanical Functions (links and degrees of freedom, types of links, guidance and clearance, lubrification and anti friction devices, seal)
– Complex Mechanical Functions (kinematical chain, transmission and transformation of motion, speed multiplication and reduction, reversability of motion)
– Experimentation (interactive activities)

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Industrial Processes (2008 – revised in 2010)
Animation presenting the following concepts:

– Introduction (definition of industrial process)
– Metal Forming
– Machining
– Thermal treatments
– Forming Plastics
– Machining Ligneous Materials
– Forming Composite Materials
– Forming Glass and Ceramics
– Indirect Assemblies
– Direct Assemblies
– Conclusion

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Languages used in technology seen throught the design process (2009)
Available in french or english – the choice is offered as you start the viewing – this animation has narration
Animation presenting the following concepts:

– Identifying a need
– Analysis of the technological problem
– Principles and construction study
– Prototyping and validating the concept
– Producing the final technical drawings

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Methanosynthesis (2010)
Available in french or english – the choice is offered as you start the viewing – this animation has narration
Animation presenting the following concepts:

– History and discovery
– Utility of the process
– Analysis of the process
– Interactive activity
– Diagramming the process
– Methanosynthesis and bio-industry

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