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6 Free Tools for Teaching About Climate Change
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These free web based tools help teachers to demystify the data and create authentic learning experiences for students. The goal is to have students "ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century". The field of climate change is very dynamic and always changing. These six tools incorporate up-to-date practices and can be used immediately in the classroom to help students become true climate change scientists:
- MIT Climate Science, Risk and Solutions (9-12) - Gives students a comprehensive look
- NASA Global Climate Change - Vital Signs of the Planet (6-12) - Explore satellite evidence
- Climate Kids - NASA's Eyes on the Earth (3-6) - Engage early learners
- Global Oneness Project (9-12) - Build empathy
- Earth-Now 6-12 - Analyze real data
- Our Climate Our Future (6-12) - Inspire action

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Author:
Common Sense Media
Date Added:
04/20/2021
Air Masses
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This is Activity 12 of a set of Level 1 activities designed by the Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology (STORM) Project. The authors suggest that previous activities in the unit be completed before Activity 12: Air Masses, including those that address pressure systems and dew point temperature. In Activity 12, the students learn about the four main types of air masses that affect weather in the United States, their characteristic temperatures, and humidity levels as it relates to dew point temperatures. The lesson plan follows the 5E format. Initially, students discuss local weather and then examine surface temperature and dew point data on maps to determine patterns and possible locations of air masses. They learn about the source regions of air masses and compare their maps to a forecast weather map with fronts and pressure systems drawn in. During the Extension phase, students access current maps with surface and dew point temperatures at http://www.uni.edu/storm/activities/level1 and try to identify locations of air masses. They sketch in fronts and compare their results to the fronts map. Evaluation consists of collection of student papers.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
National Science Teachers Association
Date Added:
10/23/2019
Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre
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ANCIENT ECHOES INTERPRETIVE CENTRE is nestled at the junction of the Coalmine Ravine and the Eagle Creek and offers both indoor and outdoor tours of our Palaeontology sites (dinosaur and fossil displays and dig), Prairie Grasslands Ecology (virgin prairie medicine and food plants, animals in the wild and taxidermy displays), and First Nations History (petroglyphs, rock formations, effigies, archaeological dig, teepee rings, buffalo jump, food processing site, tool artifacts and pottery making displays). A permanent art exhibition by Metis artist, Jo Cooper, expresses a visual and oral story with “The Disappearance and Resurgence of the Buffalo”. Additionally, sculptures outside the centre stimulate the imagination as well as humour.
Ancient Echoes is currently operating under their summer hours, which run from May 7th to August 31st. This means we are open Tuesdays-Sundays from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (closed Mondays). Bookings can be made by calling the Centre at 1-306-377-2045 or emailing anciente@sasktel.net. Our Valley View Tea Room is open every Friday from 2:30-4:30 PM in May-August.

Ancient Echoes is a popular site for School Tours throughout the year offering custom-designed programs for students of all ages in the areas of Aboriginal History, Paleontology, Ecology, and Archaeology.

Ancient Echoes also offers regular summer programs including traditional pottery making, drum making, ecology and palaeontology hikes, full moon walks, educational and craft days for children, as well as numerous other “ project” days. A video of the ravine walk is available indoors for “rainy days”, or for those who do not wish to hike.

Ancient Echoes has just recently added a beautiful art gallery space to their walls. Our new Prairie Echoes Gallery offers numerous exhibits throughout the year of new and established artists and photographers.

Subject:
Outdoor Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Wildlife Management
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Emotional Wellness
Mental Wellness
Physical Wellness
Spiritual Wellness
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
01/09/2022
Arctic Feedbacks: Not All Warming Is Equal
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“Arctic Feedbacks” is a middle/high school earth science unit focused on weather and climate as it relates to Earth’s system. The unit is centered around an anchoring phenomena known as Arctic amplification and consists of ten unique lessons, each tied to the NGSS Earth’s systems standards. Each lesson provides students with evidence they will use to explain anchoring phenomena in a final descriptive model and written explanation.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Cires
Cires Education and Outreach
Date Added:
02/03/2021
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: Aquatic Wild
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Public Domain
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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has teaching resources that focus on the our Aquatic World. The resources include downloadable documents, supporting resources, connections to career opportunities,
perspectives on sustainability projects around the world, and hands on learning experiences.

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)
Date Added:
03/14/2022
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: Flying Wild Resources
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Public Domain
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Flying WILD resources are an inquiry approach to instruction by exploring the world around you. Each activity includes objectives, assessments and engaging content that focuses on birds.

This resource is packed with quick and easy ready to use activities for students!

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Health Education
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Earth Science
Health Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Associatin of Fish & Wildlife Agencies
Date Added:
03/14/2022
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: Project Wild
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Public Domain
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The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) has a resource called "Project Wild". The resources include downloadable documents, supporting resources, connections to career opportunities,
perspectives on sustainability projects around the world, and hands on learning experiences.

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Health Education
Outdoor Education
Physical Education
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies: Project Wild
Date Added:
03/14/2022
Being a Green Aquarium: An Interactive Story Map
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What does it take to walk the talk? Learn about how Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative, leads by example by using sustainable, environmentally safe practices in its operations. Be surprised in what small changes you can make in your own life to be green.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Ocean Wise
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Big Changes in the Big Apple: Crash Course Kids #38.1
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Did you know that all living things change their environments? It's true. Beavers, deer, worms, and humans all change their environments. It just so happens that humans change our environments in big, obvious ways. In this episode, Sabrina chats about how humans have been changing our environments for a long time!

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
12/17/2019
Big Changes in the Big Forest: Crash Course Kids #38.2
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What do beavers, termites, and prairie dogs have in common? They all change their environments! We know that humans change their environments, but humans are animals and all animals change their environments just by living in them.

Subject:
Science
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Crash Course Kids
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Biodiversity of British Columbia; An Interactive Story Map
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CC BY
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British Columbia is home to an incredible abundance of biodiversity. Beneath the waves of the coastline, boarding the land of the Coast Salish peoples, we can find a vast variety of the unsung heroes of the ocean - the invertebrates. That biodiversity, however, has been under threat for a number of years. Explore this interactive story map to learn about the biodiversity of Howe Sound in British Columbia, how humans are intrinsically connected to the ocean and our actions have both a positive and negative impact on the life under the waves. No matter where you are from, we are all connected to the ocean.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
Ocean Wise
Author:
Ocean Wise
Date Added:
03/20/2019
Build Your Own Insect Trap
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Educational Use
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Students design and construct devices to trap insects that are present in the area around the school. The objective is to ask the right design questions and conduct the right tests to determine if the traps work .

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Date Added:
09/18/2014
CK-12 The Smarter Way to Learn (K-12 Math, Science & Much More!)
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Public Domain
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100% Free, Personalized Learning for Every Student!

*FlexLets that allow you to catch up on math and science classes and give you the essentials
*Great for Math & Science (lessons and interactive activities!) K-12
*Click "Subjects" from the top menu to see what is available
*Spelling & Writing as well
*6 languages

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Health & Fitness
Math
Calculus
Photography
Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Physical Science
Physics
Social Studies
Economics
Geography
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Date Added:
09/09/2018
Carve That Mountain
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Educational Use
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Students consider the Earth's major types of landforms such as mountains, rivers, plains, hills, canyons, oceans and plateaus. Student teams build three-dimensional models of landscapes, depicting several of these landforms. Once the models are built, they act as civil and transportation engineers to design and build roads through the landscapes they have created. The worksheet is provided in English and Spanish.

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Sara Born
Date Added:
10/14/2015
The Celestia Motherlode
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The Celestia Motherlode is a repository for various addons like textures, models or celestial objects for Celestia. Celestia is a free, interactive (real-time), 3D astronomy program. It doesn't just show you the sky as it can be seen from earth as most planetarium software does, but allows you to move to and view the universe from any point between the planets and the stars. The Celestia Motherlode hosts over 10 GB of Celestia addons by various creators, which extend or change the way Celestia renders the universe.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Cosmology and Astronomy: Compositional and Mechanical Layers of the Earth
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This 12-minute video lesson looks at the structure of the earth. The discussion includes the crust, mantle, core, lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, outer core, and inner core. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 50 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: Hawaiian Islands Formation
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CC BY-NC-SA
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This 8-minute video lesson looks at how the Hawaiian Islands were formed by a stationary hot spot under the Pacific plate. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 49 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011
Cosmology and Astronomy: How we know about the Earth's core
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CC BY-NC-SA
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This 6-minute video lesson explains how we know about the Earth's core. It shows how S-wave shadow and P-wave detection patterns give us information about the core. [Cosmology and Astronomy playlist: Lesson 55 of 85]

Subject:
Earth Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Khan Academy
Provider Set:
Khan Academy
Author:
Khan, Salman
Date Added:
02/20/2011