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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 & Wellbeing
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Sustainable Development

    What is a Carbon Offset?

    What is a carbon offset?

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Business and Economics, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Science, Geography, Business Education, Social Studies, Environmental Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 10 11 12
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  • Ecosystems

    What is Biological Diversity?

    Students play a round of “musical chairs” using drawings of different species in a food web. The disappearance of “chairs” signals the extinction of that species. Students learn how the extinction of species...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Biodiversity, Ecosystems
    Subject:Science, Environmental Studies, Biology
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Energy Use and Conservation

    What is Climate and How is it Changing?

    This student based resource is a great introductin to the basics of climate change at a secondary level. Scientific concepts and past and current trends related to climate change are explored and explained.

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation
    Subject:Science, Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Energy Use and Conservation

    What Is Energy?

    Energy is the capacity to make things move. Energy is available in two forms, kinetic and potential. Kinetic is active and found in heat, light, sound and motion. Potential energy is stored in coal, batteries or food, for example. In...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation
    Subject:Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Social Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Renewable Energy

    What is Renewable Energy?

    In this activity, students will learn about renewable energy sources and will distinguish them from nonrenewable sources. The students will be asked to come up with a definition of energy, then to think about the different sources of...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation, Renewable Energy
    Subject:Science, Social Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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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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  • Taking Action

    Where Do You Get Your Energy?

    In this activity, students will trace their personal energy supply to its sources.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, Social Studies
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Water Issues

    Where's the Drip?

    Leaks waste water and cost money. One small drip from a leaky faucet can waste 30 litres or more of water everyday. A leaking toilet can waste three bathtubs of water a day. Talking to a custodian or parent can easily get the problem...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Taking Action, Water Issues
    Subject:Science, Life Skills, Social Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Water Issues

    Who Polluted the River?

    In this activity, students participate in an interactive story and learn how, as human populations have increased and land uses have changed, many of our rivers have become polluted. This example demonstrates that just as we each...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Sustainable Development, Water Issues
    Subject:Science, English / Language Arts, Social Studies
    Level:Primary / Elementary
    Grade:JK K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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