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Climate Change 101 is a unique series of video interviews with climate scientists about climate science. What makes the interviews unique is that the second half is spent explaining why the science can be trusted - why the data is sound, how do computer models work, what does it mean when scientists have low or high confidence in their conclusions. The scientists explain the content in a way that listeners can understand. Climate Change 101 is meant to grow over time and is free for everyone to use.

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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. 

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.

Developed in partnership by NASA and Salish Kootenai College, Living Landscapes contains valuable learning units for teaching high school students about climate change and its impact on Indigenous communities. The resource also contains a ten-episode video series explaining the impacts of climate change on Indigenous communities through the eyes of two high school students. 

In the high school learning unit, students can select a region to explore the climate science of that region. Although the regions are in the United States, the resource still provides valuable insight on the ways in which climate change impacts land and culture. 

Find tutorials for using the resource here, and gain quick access to the high school learning unit by clicking "Understanding Climate Science" on the home page

Elizabeth Lahl, Langdon School, Grade 9 - Rocky View Schools

This year long inquiry revolved around the inquiry question: “Are the oil sands sustainable for all Albertans?”

Through in-class research, class discussions and meeting with different stakeholders, students explored their ideas and perspectives on the Alberta Oil Sands. Students became aware that decisions made regarding the oil sands have a multitude of impacts on a variety of areas of life (health, politics, environment, rights, first nations etc.).

Students  travelled to Fort McMurray to see the Alberta Oil Sands for themselves, met with different stakeholders and discussed multiple perspectives.  Throughout the year, various experts were invited into the classroom to deepen the student's understanding of what the students were researching.

Project Overview, including curricular connections, design, and resources.

Watch the video featuring interviews from students about the inquiry project. 

Students used ArcGIS to determine the route that they propose the pipeline to follow, while considering environmental and social impacts. Watch the video to learn about the inquiry project and get ideas for enacting it in your own classroom! 

Visit the Green Energy Futures website to explore stories with your students about green energy pioneers who are moving forward in their homes, businesses and communities.

Cochrane High School has installed solar panels to support the energy needs of their school. The video shows what students had to say. 


Lesson Plan for Gr 5-8

This module was developed by the U.S. Department of Energy to teach about the energy from the sun, the energy needs of students in the classroom and, nation-wide energy needs. Includes a lab experiment, worksheets and pre- and post- tests.

Video for Gr 8-12

An introduction showing how a PV panel converts the energy of the sun into renewable electricity to power homes and businesses.


Yale Climate Connections provides current articles and radio stories from around the globe about the impacts of climate change and what people are doing about it. Articles are written at a level that students can understand.