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  • Energy Use and Conservation

    Slang

    Everyday words sometimes have a different meaning to people who work in energy industries. Students are encouraged to interact with this online game to find out the energy meanings of common words.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation
    Subject:English / Language Arts
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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  • Renewable Energy

    Solar Energy

    A series of videos that discuss photovoltaics, solar cell functioning, new solar technologies and use of solar energy. Canadian content includes coverage of Montreal’s John Molson building with cutting edge solar technology.

    Type:Video
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy
    Subject:Science, Geography, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Renewable Energy

    Solar Etching Tutorial

    Getting creative using the power of the sun is what this tutorial is all about. Using a magnifying glass, one can etch many interesting designs on wood. This tutorial is inspired by Santa Barbara artist 'Solar Brian', whose...

    Type:Video
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy
    Subject:Science, Visual Arts, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Teaching About Climate Change: Cool Schools Tackle Global Warming

    Helping teachers and students to tackle the challenging topic of climate change, this anthology from Green Teacher offers a framework for teaching fundamental concepts and a variety of activities that can be undertaken in school, at...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Recycling and Waste Management, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Energy Use and Conservation

    Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness

    Climate science and energy awareness are complex topics, with rapidly developing science and technology and the potential for controversy. The principles use a literacy-based approach to provide a sound foundation to build...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy Use and Conservation
    Subject:Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Natural Resources

    Technology and Oil

    This lesson uses "Adventures in Energy" as a springboard to get students to think about how they – and how we as a society – depend on oil. While they may be aware that oil and natural gases are used to heat...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Natural Resources
    Subject:Science, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Science and Technology

    The Carbon Cycle: Activity 3

    This activity (as part of the Climate Change, Wildlife and Wildlands Toolkit) is designed to give students a basic chemical understanding of the carbon cycle and thereby giving them an understanding of why healthy plants are essential...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy Use and Conservation, Science and Technology
    Subject:Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Recycling and Waste Management

    The Energy Trail

    This lesson helps students discover the links between consumer products, manufacturing and energy use, the burning of fossil fuels and the carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change. Students learn by tracing the steps...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Recycling and Waste Management
    Subject:Science, English / Language Arts
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Governance

    The Government Energy Budget: A Simulation

    This simulation encourages students to weigh the relative merits of various energy sources and envision the future of energy use in the United States. Each year, the Department of Energy (DOE) spends about $4 billion on research and...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Business and Economics, Energy Use and Conservation, Governance
    Subject:Science, Economics, Social Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Transportation

    The High Cost of Traffic Congestion to Montreal's Economy - Montreal Gazette

    An article from the Montreal Gazette on true cost of traffic. An interview with a commissioner from Canada's Ecofiscal commission that details all the environmental, personal, and economic costs of traffic with an introduction to the...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Business and Economics, Energy Use and Conservation, Transportation
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Civics & Citizenship, Economics, Business Education
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 7 8 9 10 11 12
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