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Climate Solutions 101 is the world’s first major educational effort focused solely on solutions. Rather than rehashing well-known climate challenges, Project Drawdown centers game-changing climate action based on its own rigorous scientific research and analysis. 

Guide to the Science of Climate Change in the Twenty-First Century is a guide that continues to be reviewed and updated. The documents are designed to support youths' understanding of climate change, including weather vs climate, the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, adaptation, and mitigation. 

Ocean Networks Canada provides a rich bank of resources for teachers and students to introduce and explore different themes and concepts of ocean science.

Energy. A topic that can divide, puzzle, inspire. Future Energy Systems is a research program out of the University of Alberta studying all aspects of the energy transition. Future Energy Systems researchers, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows are making home-learning resources available for students of all grade levels, as well as for members of the public. Content includes lab tours, at home experiments and crafts, mini talks, full lectures, storytimes with associated worksheets and more. Register for weekly notifications of new videos and access to all content. 

Earth School by TedEd is a collection of short videos and lessons organized by the following topics:

  • The Nature of Our Stuff
  • The Nature of Society
  • The Nature of Nature
  • The Nature of Change
  • The Nature of Individual Action
  • The Nature of Collective Action

Wetlands 101 features eleven 5-7 minute videos regularly updated with the most current information about wetlands and Alberta’s policies. Students will receive a certificate of completion for obtaining a minimum of 80% on each of the chapter quizzes. Alternatively, students have the option of taking the course for “fun” with no evaluations after viewing each video. So sit back, plug in your headphones, and get ready to learn about some of Alberta’s most valued ecosystems!

Topics explored during the course can be found here

Ask Nature provides a variety of biomimicry and engineering unit plans, lesson plans, and design challenges. The website also features professional development online courses to help teachers embark on design challenges with their students. 

The Canadian Energy Museum offers programs for:

  • Grades 1-9 linked to science and social studies curriculum
  • Grades 10-12 linked to science, social studies, career and life management, chemistry 20 and 30, and biology 20 curriculum

 

Visit the school tours page to book a program. 

Located at 50339 AB-60, Leduc County.

 

 

Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE), in collaboration with The Critical Thinking Consortium (TC²), created the Shining Light on Solar Energy resource to support educators and learners in developing energy and climate literacy using critical inquiry and a multidisciplinary approach.

With twenty-four lessons divided into Division One through Four, this resource explores the roles that solar power might play in providing sustainable energy for our vehicles, homes, schools, and communities. This resource has been designed to nurture the competencies required for scientific thinking and critical inquiry, with a focus on using critical thinking to deepen conceptual and subject-area understanding.

Each fully-developed lesson includes teaching notes, briefing sheets, image sets, activity sheets, and assessment materials to support student thinking and learning about solar energy.

The Energy Education Encyclopedia is an online resource for teachers and students that contains accurate information on:

 

Visit the index for links to more topics.