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  • Solutions

    Our Changing Climate for grades 6-12

    These six interdisciplinary lesson plans help students master the requisite background information on global climate change processes, the importance of the Arctic to global climate, the potential effects of global warming in the...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Solutions
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Geography, Environmental Studies, Earth Science, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Natural Disasters

    Our Climate Is Changing—Our Forests Are Changing—What About Us?

    An excellent series of PPT slide-like pages that provide basic climate change science; examine the impacts particularly on forests; and present solutions (Ontario). Suitable to support student inquiry into climate change impacts and...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Natural Disasters
    Subject:Science, Geography, Environmental Studies, Earth Science, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    Plant Productivity in a Warming World

    Warmer global temperatures and higher levels of precipitation are generally good for plant productivity, but as temperatures have continued to rise, the benefits to plants are now overwhelmed by longer and more frequent droughts.

    Type:Video
    Topic:Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture, Water Issues
    Subject:Science, Geography, Biology, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    Polar Regions: Arctic Adaptations and Global Impacts

    Ocean literacy involves understanding, among other things, that the ocean supports a great diversity of life and ecosystems, and that the ocean and humans are inextricably interconnected. This lesson explores these principles through...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Ecosystems, Water Issues
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Social Justice

    Pope Francis Encyclical

    This is the full text of the much publicized Encyclical of Pope Francis that addresses climate change and human responsibility. From E.O. Wilson: The reason Francis is so influential, Wilson said, is that “he...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Social Justice
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Civics & Citizenship, Economics, History and Social Science, Social Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 8 9 10 11
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  • Solutions

    Report on the public engagement on climate change adaptation: seeking public input

    This resource is a summary of public responses to the city of Toronto's adaptation strategy Ahead of the Storm: Preparing Toronto for Climate Change. A panel of six individuals (representing both the public and stakeholders)...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Solutions
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
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  • Food and Agriculture

    Sugar Maple Sap Yields Using One or Two Tapholes per Tree

    This accessible research article looks at research in Vermont to increase sap production in sugar maple trees by limiting tapholes to one or two per three.  Early results are dicussed.

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture
    Subject:Science, Geography, Economics, Social Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 12
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  • Natural Resources

    Sugaring

    This multimedia video produced by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board follows Kat Becker and Tony Shultz, third generation maple syrup producers in Athens, WI, through a day of sugaring. Kat and Tony describe the process of...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Business and Economics, Ecosystems, Natural Resources
    Subject:Science, Technology and Skilled Trades, Biology
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
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  • Natural Resources

    Sustaining and Expanding the Urban Forest; Toronto's strategic Forest Management Plan

    Published by the city of Toronto's Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, this source is a combination of data collected on Toronto's Urban Forest landscape as well as potential strategies and programs to sustain them.  It...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Natural Resources
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Secondary
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  • Natural Resources

    Testing tapping depth versus sap yield

    This newspaper-style article looks at research that investigates how the depth of tapping of maple trees affects the yield of sap to make maple syrup.  Includes helpful data charts.

    Type:Research
    Topic:Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture, Natural Resources
    Subject:Science, Geography, Family/Consumer Studies, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 7 8 9 10 11 12
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