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  • Water Issues

    What is Global Warming?

    A brief and informative description of Climate Change by 14 year old Alec Loorz. Loorz discusses the impacts of fossil fuels, our society’s dependence on them and resulting consequences.

    Type:Video
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Energy Use and Conservation, Water Issues
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Solutions

    What Size is your Footprint?

    This is a Student Reading 2 from "Climate Change: Connections & Solutions" for grades 9 to 12. Students will learn about the process of calculating a carbon footprint. Footprints of various countries will be compared in...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Solutions
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    What you can do at School

    The US Environmental Protection Agency offers a number of resources for "What You Can Do at School". The attachment outlines the top 5 things that students, educators and school administrators can do to play a key role in...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Recycling and Waste Management, Taking Action
    Subject:Geography, Environmental 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 Are the MDGs?

    By investigating the coverage of the Millennium Development Goals in the media, students learn about both the local and global presence of development issues, as well as gain an introduction to the way the media represents these...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Food and Agriculture

    Will Maple Syrup Disappear?

    Canada produces about 85 percent of the world’s maple syrup, a product valued at more than $354 million in 2009, with the vast majority coming from Quebec. The United States is both Canada’s largest export market and the...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Ecosystems, Food and Agriculture
    Subject:Geography, Environmental Studies, Earth Science, Environmental Science
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Taking Action

    Will You Answer the Big Climate Callout?

    This lesson plan will allow your students to explore the effects of climate change on the world’s most vulnerable communities. Through this lesson plan your students will learn that they can make their mark on climate change...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Taking Action
    Subject:Geography
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 10 11 12
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  • Renewable Energy

    Wind Energy

    A series of videos that discuss wind turbine structures, the conversion of wind energy into electricity, and various forms of wind energy generation.

    Type:Video
    Topic:Energy Generation, Energy Use and Conservation, Renewable Energy
    Subject:Science, Geography, Technology and Skilled Trades, Environmental Science
    Level:Secondary
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  • Renewable Energy

    Wind Farm Atlas Scavenger Hunt

    In this lesson, students will complete an atlas activity to find and map the location of several existing and proposed wind power sites across Canada. They will conduct research to identify the wind farms and describe the features...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Renewable Energy
    Subject:Geography, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9
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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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