Science

Includes biology, chemistry and physics

The Into Nature guide from Back to Nature Network contains helpful tips on how to start an outdoor education program in your teaching. The second half features dozens of activities (beginning on page 24). More detailed lesson plans begin on page 51.

This guide to nature journaling from Project Learning Tree introduces ways you can integrate journaling to your teaching in a variety of subject areas. 

Lesser Slave Forest Education Society created a wetlands presentation video that describes peatlands (bogs & fens) and non-peatlands (marshes, ponds, & swamps). 

Teaching the 4 Elements by Shelagh Pyper from Fuse Consulting says, "Children lead with their hands, not their minds. In order for them to develop a relationship with the natural elements of Wind, Water, Earth and Fire (i.e. a connection to Nature) they need to explore the magic and wonder of these things with all their senses." 

 

Enhancing Student Voice through Climate Change Education is a DRAFT resource for high school teachers to help them teach environmental and energy topics such as climate change. The Alberta Council for Environmental Education (ACEE) and the Environmental Law Centre worked on this together in 2017/18 and although funding did not permit us to complete this work, we do believe it is of high value and that it represents some of our favourite activities (which are denoted by an asterisk in the table of contents). In this spirit, and with that caveat, we offer it to the community for use.

Four videos designed to provide a background to understanding climate data.

Video 1: Trends and Variability

Video 2: Spatial Variability 

Video 3: Understanding Models

Video 4: Unpacking RCPs

Climate Kids contains fun, educational online games about climate, plastics and oceans, and energy. 

Scroll down to view lesson plans, which include a biodiversity tally, soil moisture testing with easy to find materials, daily weather recording, and more!

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