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  • Energy Use and Conservation

    The Role of CO2 - The Greenhouse Effect

    By conducting a simple experiment, students are introduced to the natural greenhouse effect of Earth’s atmosphere. A clear plastic bottle and lamp simulate the interactions between the Earth and incoming solar radiation....

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy Use and Conservation
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, English / Language Arts, Social Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Air, Atmosphere and Climate

    Thermal Islands

    This module discusses the growing problem associated with heat waves and air qualities in urban enviornments. After reading through the scenario and using the additional resources provided, students complete investigations to further...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Geography, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade:K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Sustainable Development

    Turbulence and How to Avoid it

    Wind turbines work best when they are exposed to consistent winds moving with constant speed and direction. Turbulence (“swirling winds”) causes problems. In this lesson, students will investigate turbulence generated by...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Mathematics, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Physics, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Turn It Off - Computers, Projectors and Office Equipment

      Technology in schools such as computers, monitors, projectors, Smart Boards, photocopiers, fax machines, and printers can use tremendous amounts of energy. This campaign helps to identify if the equipment is used...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physics, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 5 6 7 8 9
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  • Science and Technology

    Using a Very, Very Simple Climate Model in the Classroom

    Through a simple online model, students learn about the relationship between average global temperature and carbon dioxide emissions while predicting temperature change over the 21st Century.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Science and Technology
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Geography, 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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  • Air, Atmosphere and Climate

    Using Real-Life Data to Understand Climate Change

    This lesson is aimed at increasing students' general knowledge of climate change on local, national and global scales and how such changes in climate will affect humans. This lesson provides data detailing the average annual...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    Water Vapor: Feedback or Forcing? (Pilot)

    This module is on water vapor's role in the atmosphere and climate change. After reading through the scenario and using the additional resources provided, students complete investigations to further their understanding and...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Water Issues
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Geography, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade:K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Food and Agriculture

    What does biodiversity have to do with the food we eat?

    Students keep a daily food log for three days. After, they investigate how their food consumption depends on genetic and species diversity.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Health
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Natural Disasters

    When the Extremes Become the Means (pilot)

    This module explores extreme weather patterns and the rate of occurance of such events. After reading through the scenario and using the additional resources provided, students complete investigations to further their understanding...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Natural Disasters
    Subject:Mathematics, Science, Geography, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade:K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Science and Technology

    Wind Speed and Height: Why do Wind Turbines Have to be So Tall?

    In this lesson, students will investigate the relationship between wind speed and height, through both experiments and quantitative analysis. Students will be able to explain why turbines are built at heights of 50-80 m, rather than...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Science and Technology
    Subject:Mathematics, Geography, Environmental Studies, Physics, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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