Air

Included in this category: air pollution, noise pollution, sky science, weather.

View projects by youth across Canada and submit your project. 

Three Nations Energy provides teacher & student guides, videos, and fact sheets about the carbon cycle, methane cycle, climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energy, hydroponics, and gardening! The student guides allow for self-directed learning and include an activity, basic facts, and follow up challenges and experiments. The teacher guides can be combined with the associated factsheets. Alberta curriculum ties are identified for all activities.

These materials are available as a Basic, Advanced or General level. The Basic level has been designed for an elementary, junior high, or adult learner with less of a science or technical background. The Advanced level has been designed for a senior high student, trades person, or an adult with a strong science or technical background. The General level is more suited to a wider audience.

Guides include how to build a solar oven and solar air heating!

 

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

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

The programs help the Okotoks education community address sustainability issues and give students, teachers, administrators, and staff the ideas and resources necessary to take initiative at four levels of action: in the classroom, in the school, in the community, and in the home. The Town of Okotoks offers both field trip opportunities and educational presentations for kids and youth of all ages. From waste management solutions to caring for the Sheep River watershed, kids will learn about their impact on the earth and how to be mindful caregivers of our planet.

The Calgary Region Airshed Zone has created a lesson plan ideal for grade 5 classrooms in which students conduct an air quality experiment, graph their results and look for solutions to improve air quality. 

HCTF Education provides a resource page of lesson plans & activity guides for all grades and subjects ranging from energy to water. 

Resources 4 Rethinking offers an online searchable database of lesson plans for all grades and subject areas. Check it out! 

The North American Association for Environmental Education has a resource bank on their website, featuring interesting articles, websites, and environmental literature. Check it out! 

Teachers in Medicine Hat and area can request a scientist or engineer to visit their classrooms. Praxis Society will try match teachers up with the professional that would best fit their class's needs.