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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sustainable Development

    Wind Energy Experiment

    This experiment shows students how wind energy can generate electricity. Specifically, it shows how wind propeller design affects the efficiency of wind machines.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle, Secondary
    Grade: 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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  • Sustainable Development

    Wind Energy: A Global Comparison

    In this lesson, students will critically consider the use of wind energy in Canada as it compares to other countries.

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development
    Subject:Social Studies
    Level:Secondary
    Grade: 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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  • 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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  • Taking Action

    WWF-Canada's National Sweater Day

    National Sweater Day (February 6, 2014): This online resource will help teachers celebrate National Sweater Day in their classrooms. Teaching prompts, strategies, projects and activity ideas are designed to help students...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Energy Use and Conservation, Solutions, Taking Action
    Subject:Science, English / Language Arts, Social Studies, Environmental Studies, French
    Level:Primary / Elementary, Intermediate / Middle
    Grade:K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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  • Air, Atmosphere and Climate

    Youth Perspectives as Primary Sources

    A special issue of Panorama, the online magazine of TakingITGlobal, was dedicated to the Millennium Development Goals and One World Youth Project Ambassadors from seven countries maintain a group blog that details the issues they...

    Type:Lesson Plan
    Topic:Air, Atmosphere and Climate
    Subject:English / Language Arts, Civics, History and Social Science
    Level:Intermediate / Middle
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