Learning Modules


Welcome to Callysto! Below are modules (also referred to as ‘notebooks’) for you to try out. These modules demonstrate:

  • how easy Callysto is to use
  • the interactive ways in which Callysto can enhance existing curricula
  • the multitude of computing capabilities the learning platform has to offer.

To begin:

  1. Click on your preferred module
  2. Login to the Callysto Hub
  3. Once in the module/notebook, click on “Cell” and then “Run All” *
  4. Explore, play, experiment and have fun tinkering!

*Notebooks may take a minute to load.
NOTE: Please do not use Edge Browser to view these modules. Use with 
Google Chrome is recommended.

Featured Modules

Math 5+: Rich Math Problems

A series of notebooks composed of rich math problems that can be used in a classroom setting to teach and reinforce computational thinking. Each rich math problem can be scaffolded so that learners first develop algorithms to solve the problem and then they test them computationally within the notebooks.

Social Studies/Math 5+: Salish Baskets

Explore geometric motifs and patterns while learning about traditional basket weaving of the Tla’amin Nation. In the first notebook, students will be able to create their own motif, and in the second, they can display it in a 3D model.
**Click on “binder_init.ipynb” notebook to start and follow the instructions.**

Science 9: Incorporating Live Water Treatment Readings

In this science lab, students are asked to measure and record the conductivity of different solutions and are able to compare their results with live readings from the local water treatment plant.

English Language Arts 10-12: Shakespeare and Statistics

Students will import the classic Shakespearean texts MacBeth and Hamlet, and perform a statistical analysis of proper nouns in each.

Social Studies 8: Bubonic Plague Timeline and Outbreak Modeling

Students will learn about the history of the bubonic plague, its spread and interactively simulate a disease outbreak.

Math 7-11: Flipping (Unlimited) Coins to Show Number Probabilities​

A classic statistics experiment is simply counting how many “heads” and “tails” students observe when flipping a coin repeatedly. This notebook allows them to flip an infinite number of coins.

Curriculum Modules

SubjectGradeTitleDescriptionLink
Aboriginal Studies11The Geography of Residential SchoolsStudents will demonstrate an understanding of the impact of residential schools on Aboriginal children.Interactive Link
Aboriginal Studies5-12Coast Salish Basket MotifsExplore geometric motifs and patterns while learning about traditional basket weaving of the Tla'amin Nation. In the first notebook, students will be able to create their own motif, and in the second, they can display it in a 3D model.Interactive Link
Computer Science5-12Introduction to PythonLearn the basics of Python and algorithms in this introductory notebookInteractive Link
English11Shakespeare and StatisticsExplore the works of shakespeare from a statistical perspective. Can you discover the most important themes and characters based on word counts alone?Interactive Link
Math11Develop number sense and logical reasoning.Analyze and prove conjectures, using inductive and deductive reasoning, to solve problems.Interactive Link
Math11Develop Statistical Reasoning.Demonstrate an understanding of normal distribution, including standard deviation, z-scores.Interactive Link
Math12Compositions of functionsExplore operations on and compositions of functionsInteractive Link
Math12Analyze radical functions.Introduction to graphing and analyzing radical functions.Interactive Link
Math12Cryptography cyphers.A lesson in the basics of cyptography and its cyphersInteractive Link
Math12Effects of Reflections on graphs of functions.Demonstrate an understanding of the effects of reflections on the graphs of functions and their related equations.Interactive Link
Math7-12Flipping CoinsA classic statistics experiment is simply counting how many “heads” and “tails” students observe when flipping a coin repeatedly. This notebook allows them to flip an infinite number of coins.Interactive Link
Math9-12Rich Math ProblemsA series of notebooks composed of rich math problems that can be used in a classroom setting to teach and reinforce computational thinking. Each rich math problem can be scaffolded so that learners first develop algorithms to solve the problem and then they test them computationally within the notebooks.Interactive Link
Physics11Newton's First LawExplore Newton's First Law with simulationsInteractive Link
Physics11Projectile MotionExplore and model projectile motionInteractive Link
Physics12Nuclear DecayExplore simulations of the nuclear decay of elements and half life calculationsInteractive Link
Science7Electrical ConductivityIn this lab experiment, students are asked to measure and record the conductivity of different solutions, and are able to compare their results with live readings from the local water treatment plant.Interactive Link
Science10Climate ChangeRelate climate to the characteristics of the world’s major biomes, and compare biomes in different regions of the worldInteractive Link
Social Science5Geographic Progression of American RevolutionExplore an interactive timeline of the American Revolution with lessons in geographyInteractive Link
Social Studies8Bubonic Plague timeline.Learn about the bubonic plague and model its progressionInteractive Link
Math8Data RepresentationCritique ways in which data is presented in circle graphs, line graphs, bar graphs and pictographs.Interactive Link
Math11Fibonacci NumbersLearn about the Fibonacci sequence and the Golden ratio.Interactive Link
Math8Visualizing Fraction MultiplicationDevelop a visual understanding of multiplying fractions.Interactive Link
Math8Independent ProbabilitySolve problems involving the probability of independent events.Interactive Link
Math7Area of a ParallelogramDevelop and apply a formula for determining the area of a parallelogram.Interactive Link
Math7Linear RelationshipsLearn about linear relationships.Interactive Link
Math7PercentagesLearn about problems involving percents from 1% to 100%.Interactive Link
Math7Area of a TriangleDevelop and apply a formula for determining the area of a triangle.Interactive Link
Math12Horizontal and Vertical TranslationsDemonstrate an understanding of the effects of horizontal and vertical translations on the graphs of functions.Interactive Link
Math8Graphing Two VariablesGraph and analyze two-variable linear relations.Interactive Link
Math12Product and Quotient LawsUnderstand the product and quotient laws of logarithms.Interactive Link
Math8Multiplication and Division of FractionsDevelop an understanding of multiplying and dividing fractions.Interactive Link
Physics8Light TransmissionInvestigate the transmission of light, and describe its interaction with different surfaces.Interactive Link
Physics11Newton's Third LawLearn about Newton's third law of motion.Interactive Link
Physics11Uniform and Uniformly Accelerated MotionDevelop qualitative and quantitative understanding of uniform and uniformly accelerated motion.Interactive Link
Computer Science5-12Introduction to Python ClassesLearn about Python classes.Interactive Link
Computer Science12ASL Leap MotionLearn about a program to interpret American Sign Language symbols using a Leap Motion Controller.Interactive Link
Math5-12Pi DayLearn about and interact with Pi related activities.Interactive Link