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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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  • 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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  • Taking Action

    What's Happening Out There?

    This is a Student Reading 5 from "Climate Change: Connections & Solutions". This resource discusses examples of climate change solutions undertaken by governments and businesses including international collaboration,...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Business and Economics, Taking Action
    Subject:Economics, Business Education, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Global Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 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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  • Social Justice

    Why I must speak out about climate change

    In this TED talk video top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate, Science and Technology, Social Justice
    Subject:Environmental Studies, Earth Science, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Sustainable Development

    Why Marrying Ecology and Economics is Essential - New Scientist

    A news articles that emphasizes the importance of considering the economic value of ecosystem services and the importance of ecological economics. Link:...

    Type:Research
    Topic:Business and Economics, Ecosystems, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Civics & Citizenship, Economics, Business Education, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 7 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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  • 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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