Grade 8

Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park offers a variety of school programs from K-12, including an overnight school group program for Grades 4-9. 

Farmers 2050 and Journey 2050 are games designed to help students answer the question: How will we sustainably feed nearly 10 billion people by the year 2050?

In the games, students become farmers, learn about careers in agriculture, and how innovations in technology and practices can help guide us towards a more sustainable future. 

The Google Earth timelapse takes you around the world, looking at changes such as glacier retreat, coastal expansion, deforestation, mining, and urban growth. 

Global Weirding with Katharine Haydoe is a video series covering a wide range of topics connected to climate change. The videos are about 9 minutes in length and contain images and comparisons to help make climate change easier for viewers to understand. 

Dr. Katharine Haydoe is a climate scientist, committed to doing her part to tackle climate change. 

Ghost Watershed Alliance Society offers in-class presentations and facilitates field trips focused on watershed education for students in Calgary and Area. Programs promote stewardship of Alberta’s important headwaters by giving students opportunities to investigate models, visit the Ghost River and participate in citizen-science.

The City of Edmonton's Actions for Change initiative has a list of 30+ actions that individuals can take to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. The actions are rated from low to high impact. There are also actions submitted by individuals. A potential class activity can be rating the impact of submitted actions. 

The Elbow River Watershed Partnership provides a list of student resources exploring topics relating to responsible management practices, agriculture, forestry, and water. 

They also highlight excellent teaching resources relating to water quality, ground water, and storm water. 

Be sure to also check out the stewardship activities that students can do to conserve our watersheds. 

 

Nutrients for Life provides a library of resources for teaching sustainable agriculture and soil science to middle school and high school students in Canada. The webpage includes detailed downloadable lesson plans, an investigation for high school students into water quality challenges in Lake Erie, FREE posters that you can order for your classroom which include the nitrogen and phosphorus cycles, and online games to help reinforce concepts. 

The Kimberley Foundation shares climate change films made by students in Grade 7-12 and postsecondary from their FOCUS! Climate Change Student Video Competition. These films are publicly accessible in the form of a student produced climate change film library on their website. Canadian youth have produced a fantastic diversity of thought provoking films about climate change. Their creations range from haunting pieces that leave your mind racing, to informative investigations that raise awareness, and to change-focused films that inspire action.

The Basement and Home Energy Efficiency Guide provides great tips to help make your home, workplace, or school more energy efficient. The page includes the biggest culprits of energy waste, tips for locating the source of energy-waste issues, and how to lower your bills while reducing your footprint.

Improving the energy efficiency of your classroom or school is a great potential action project to embark on with your classroom! See this resource, others in our hub, and the grants page to help get you started.