Practical and Applied Arts (PAA)
Coordinator: Transitions and Engagement
Instructiona and School Services
Middle Level PAA
Please direct any questions concerning Middle Level Practical and Applied Arts to Ms. Darke.
This site contains links to resources for Practical and Applied Arts areas.
Please click on the links below to access the area of the website you are interested in.
Ministry of Learning
Sask. Learning Online Data Bases: Note move your cursor over Region 3 (eg. Auto Repair Reference Centre).
Information and Associations
Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship: Participating in this program will benifit students by having their registration fee and first years tuition waived. Also students are able gain up to 300 hours of apprenticeship time by completing the career exploration activities contained with in the passport.
Saskatchewan Teachers of Applied Technologies
Saskatchewan Home Economics Teachers Association
Association of Career and Technical Education
International Technology Education Association
Middle School Resources
Middle Level PAA Project: RBE: Lost in Time and Winter Survival Integrated Curriculums
Advance School Equipment: Integrated Project Kits (Suppllier)
Spectrum School Supplies: Integrated Project Kits and Robotics (Supplier)
Vernier: Science Based Intgrated Project Kits (Supplier)
Kelvin: Integrated Project Kits
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service: Link to down loadable Middle Level resource
Kites in the Classroom: Kite plans, kits and activities.
Auto CADD and Drafting
Google Sketchup (Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting)
CAD Standard : Free Software
Free Byte : Free CAD Software
Auto Desk Free Wheel: Share your 2D and 3D designs with others
Automotive Repair Reference Centre: This site is supported by the Ministry of Learning. To access the site you must place your cursor over Region 3 and scroll down to the Auto Repair Reference Centre.
Canadian Automotive Repair and Service: CARS provides Youth resources for Middle Years and High School
Small Engine Repair: Also contains information on Automotive and Home repair.
Automotive Racing Products: Engine Rebuilding
Auto Site: Car prices
Finacial Consumer Agency: Created by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, The Money Belt is dedicated to teaching financial life skills — the basics about money and the financial world in an easy-to-understand way that is relevant to you.
igo site: Lesson plans, resources and kit descriptions
Saskatchewan Home Economics Teachers Association: Resources, teaching Ideas and links.
Epicurious: Gourmet Recipes
Canadian Living: a great source of recipes, craft ideas, and anything Canadian.
Food Safe: Resources
Kids Health.org: Comprehensive site with great information and activities
Canadian Food inspection Agency: Food Handling (Fr)
Staying Alive: Kitchen Safety/Games and Activities
Kraft Canada: Kithchen Safety, Recipes, Ideas
Health Canada: Food Safety and Nutrition (Fr)
Maple Leaf Foods: Virtual Kitchen
Kids Cooking Activities: Lesson Plans, Ideas, Nutition, ect. (Comprehensive Site)
Dieticians of Canada: Your Health (Fr)
Mission Nutrition: Interactive Nutrition Activities, lesson plans and resources (Fr)
DIeticians Of Canada: Eatracker and interative games focused on nutrition (Fr)
Virtual Farm Tours: Great resource to introduce students to how our food is produced.
Saskegg.com: Source free posters, phamphlets, worksheets and experiments.
Egg Farmers of Canada: Activities, recipes and nutriction
Dairy Farmers of Canada: Health and recipes.
Vegetarian Society: Vegitarian recipes.
Learning Zone: Resources and DVD's related to health, nutrition, safety and life skills
Money Instructor.com: Cooking with recipes, lesson plans, work sheets, home finances.
Regina Home Economic for Living Project: Basic life skills, print resources available.
Monkeysee.com : Hand sewing videos
Classy Threads: Project ideas and supplies
Stanwood: Sewing projects, kits and ideas.
Hanncrafts.com: Sewing projects, kits and ideas.
About.com/sewing: Teaching sewing resources
Martha Stewart .com: sewing ideas and projects
Sewing.org: Sewing ideas and projects.
Textiles Human Resource Council: Information about the Canadain Textile Industry
Threads Magazine: Fashion and sewing ideas
Scrap Jazz: Photography Tips
Education World : Digital Cameras in the Classroom
Digital Kids Club : Lessons and Activities
Centre for Arts and Technolgy : Photography Schools
Understanding Exposure: Camera Simulator
Welding & Metal Working
Oxy-Acetylene Welding : Beginners Guide
Oxy-Fuel.com : Technical Information
Welding Resources : Technical/ Career (Comprehensive)
Online Videos: Oxy-Acetylene Welding
Welding.com : Technical Articles
The Frabricator.com : Metal Fabricating Comprhensive Source
Miller : Welding Information
Lincoln Electric: Welding Information
Woodworking: Plans, Projects and Technical Information
Absolutely Free Plans : Plans and how to information.
the3house.com: Free Plans
Amish Furniture Factory: This is a comprehensive woodworking resource that is worth checking out!
Gold Country Woodworks: Free Plans
Plans Now : Membership required
Sheet Layout.com : A free plywood layout software program
Wood Finder : Source for specialty wood products.
Wood Bin : Woodworking Resource
How to: General
Mike Holmes: Tips and Tricks
Careers in The Construction Industry
Careers in Construction: This is an interactive online resource that provides a wealth of information designed to help with crucial career decision making choices. Users can explore the industry, review the job market, learn about any of the 36 trades and occupations, investigate apprenticeship programs, use practical templates to plot an entire career path, access a variety of online industry videos, and acquire a solid foundation from which to consider choices for the future. Industry links connect users to career information and related sites.
Ontario Health & Safety Site: Great online activites.