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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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  • Energy Generation

    What is a Carbon Offset?

    What is a carbon offset?

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Generation
    Subject:Business Education
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 10
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  • Business and Economics

    What is a Green Job?

    This lesson will introduce students to green jobs by defining the sector and outlining what qualifies as a green job and will help students to understand why green jobs are important. As our economy continues to struggle, and while...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Business and Economics
    Subject:Civics, Economics, Technology and Skilled Trades, Career Education
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 9 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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