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All Sites Grades: K-3 4-6 7-9 10-12 Interactive SitesTeacher Resources Polluting Waste - Some energy waste matter is toxic and can no longer be used. Sometimes, like batteries, this waste can be recycled. what happens if the waste cannot be recycled? site annotation for Polluting Waste Improving Where You Live - "Some building materials require less energy than others to make, transport and install. This is a factor that is rarely taken into account at the moment when it comes to choosing the building materials we use. We can also design our houses and apartment buildings intelligently before we build them:... site annotation for Improving Where You Live

bulletInside Education: Running Water - This education kit (with identified curriculum connections for Grades 5-12) explores the science and issues related to water use in Alberta, information about climate change, energy development and stewardship. The resource includes a poster to project in your classroom, student worksheets and a teacher’s... site annotation for Inside Education: Running Water

bulletOcean and Atmospheric Administration: Teach #DebrisFree - The US NOAA has ideas to help educators and students learn about and take action toward reducing marine debris. site annotation for Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Teach #DebrisFree

bulletWWF - Living Planet Index 2016 - "The Living Planet Index reveals that global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles declined by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012." From this link, you can download the full report or summary and read some interesting stories. site annotation for WWF - Living Planet Index 2016

bulletInteractive Map: Energy Use in Canada - Click on the icons to find out how Canadians are finding innovative ways to reduce their energy use. You can also compare the energy use of the provinces, On the Move and At Home. site annotation for Interactive Map: Energy Use in Canada

bulletEartheasy - Eartheasy is an online guide to how we can reduce our impact on the environment and bring more simple, natural values into our lives. Explore articles about living, growing, eating, wearing and moving in ways that show respect to the earth. site annotation for Eartheasy

bulletNature Canada - Nature Canada’s mission is to conserve and protect nature, including Canada’s natural diversity of plant and animal species and their environment. site annotation for Nature Canada

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series - SEEDS provides unbiased comprehensive information about all energy resources. The site provides virtual tours as well as information and answers to commonly asked questions and concerns. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Hydro Interactive Module - This is a fantastic interactive that explores hydro energy. You will find a virtual tour of hydro energy production in Canada, as well as information about equipment. Be sure to review the issues and impacts section to get a better understanding of some of the economic and environmental impacts of... site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Hydro  Interactive Module

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Geothermal Interactive Module - This is a fantastic interactive that explores geothermal energy. You will find a virtual tour of geothermal energy production in Canada, as well as information about the equipment used to access this energy. Be sure to review the issue and impacts section to get a better understanding of some of the... site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Geothermal Interactive Module

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Biomass Interactive Module - This excellent interactive explores biomass or bioenergy. You will find a virtual tour of the different types of biomass and where they are being produced in Canada. Be sure to review the issues and impacts section to learn about some of the concerns of using bioenergy. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series –Biomass Interactive Module

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Wind Interactive Module - This is a fantastic interactive that explores wind energy. You will find a virtual tour of wind energy production in Canada, as well as information about equipment. Be sure to review the issues and impacts section to get a better understanding of some of the barriers to wind energy. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Wind Interactive Module

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Tidal Interactive Module - This is a great interactive that explores tidal and wave energy. You will find a virtual tour of tidal energy production in Canada and various other countries, as well as information about equipment. Be sure to review the issues and impacts section to get a better understanding of some of the barriers... site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Tidal  Interactive Module

bulletSEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Solar Interactive Module - This is a fantastic interactive that explores solar energy. You will find a virtual tour of solar power in Canada, as well as information about equipment. Be sure to review the issue and impacts section to get a better understanding of some of the barriers to solar power production. site annotation for SEEDS Energy Literacy Series – Solar Interactive Module

bulletNational Geographic Kids: Earth Day - National Geographic has some information about Earth Day as well as suggestions for activities. site annotation for National Geographic Kids: Earth Day

bulletCBC Kids: How the world celebrates the earth - Every year on April 22 we celebrate the earth and everything it provides for us – food, air, water. We clean, plant, walk, bike and raise awareness about the importance of recycling. site annotation for CBC Kids: How the world celebrates the earth

bulletCBC Kids: 14 Ways you can help the earth…starting NOW! - CBC Kids has a list of 14 ways you can help the environment. Whether you walk to school, or help to clean up litter in your neighbourhood, you can take care of our world and treat every day as Earth Day. site annotation for CBC Kids: 14 Ways you can help the earth…starting NOW!

bulletTED: Conserving our spectacular, vulnerable coral reefs - How do coral reef conservationists balance the environmental needs of the reefs with locals who need the reefs to survive? This video describes the Fiji islands' system of protection, called "connectivity," which also keep the needs of fishermen in mind. site annotation for TED: Conserving our spectacular, vulnerable coral reefs

bulletTED: Why is biodiversity so important? - Our planet’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife populations are vulnerable. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change? This video explains why biodiversity is the key. site annotation for TED: Why is biodiversity so important?

bulletDucks Unlimited - Ducks Unlimited is a private nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation of wetlands and other natural spaces for the benefit of North America's waterfowl, wildlife and people. site annotation for Ducks Unlimited

bulletWhat Goes Where? - This is an interactive game from the City of Edmonton. Try this waste sorting game - sort the materials correctly and win fun items to build your own digital park! site annotation for What Goes Where?

bulletMediaSmarts: Earth Day - Maps as Media - In this lesson for Grades 4-6 (est time 45-90 mins), students are introduced to Earth Day with a short presentation on the concept of a “green city”. City or neighbourhood maps are analyzed as a medium. Students look at how maps are created and their effectiveness at communicating environmental info... site annotation for MediaSmarts: Earth Day - Maps as Media

bulletNational Geographic Kids: Recycle Roundup - Help clean up the park. You'll need to sort the garbage and recycle. site annotation for National Geographic Kids: Recycle Roundup

bulletNational Geographic: Green Tips - National Geographic has some tips for kids and families that want to conserve resources and help protect the planet. site annotation for National Geographic: Green Tips

bulletSchool Recycling Program - This Alberta site contains some activities for students and some helpful information for teachers to use in the classroom. site annotation for School Recycling Program

bulletIt's Earth Day, Dear Dragon - Join Dragon as he learns about Earth Day, and the art of recycling. site annotation for It's Earth Day, Dear Dragon

bulletEvery Day is Earth Day - Follow along on this fun activity and learn about recycling and taking care of the earth. site annotation for Every Day is Earth Day

bulletTED: What really happens to the plastic you throw away - We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? This video traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, showing the dangers these disposable bottles present to our world. site annotation for TED: What really happens to the plastic you throw away

bulletWater Footprint Calculator - This interactive map and footprint calculator provides insight into how water is appropriated for human uses and the impacts resulting from those uses. You can access a geographic or production assessment and see results based on best available data. site annotation for Water Footprint Calculator

bulletEarth Day - Measure your ecological footprint - This quick quiz provides you with your "ecological footprint." See how much space your lifestyle takes up in the world and how that compares to others in the world. site annotation for Earth Day - Measure your ecological footprint

bulletPersonal Water Footprint Calculator - Use this footprint calculator to assess your own water footprint. Based on your country of residence and your own consumption pattern, you will have a unique water footprint. site annotation for Personal Water Footprint Calculator

bulletEcoKids: Waste Quiz - This quiz is filled with questions about reducing, reusing and recycling. site annotation for EcoKids: Waste Quiz

bulletEcoKids - This exceptional resource is filled with creative ways to make learning about the environment fun. EcoKids has games, activities and printable pages as well as information about wildlife, energy and environmental issues. site annotation for EcoKids

bulletCoral Bleaching - Coral bleaching is when coral reefs are under too much stress, eject the algae living on them and turn completely white. In this game, you adjust the water temperature and pollution levels. See what happens to the coral reef depending on the various conditions you choose. site annotation for Coral Bleaching

bulletNASA's Climate Kids: Go Green - In this game, you'll see a map of a city, with a grid of streets and buildings. For each turn, you are given a list of things to do. This is your mission. site annotation for NASA's Climate Kids: Go Green

bulletThe Atlas of Canada - Clean Energy Resources and Projects - This is an interactive map of Canada’s extensive clean-energy resources and projects. Clean energy includes renewable energy, electric vehicles, nuclear energy, biofuels, and carbon capture and storage (CCS). site annotation for The Atlas of Canada - Clean Energy Resources and Projects

bulletGroovy Garden - Click on the dirt piles to grow your garden. When you correctly answer questions about helping our environment, you can choose your seeds to plant. site annotation for Groovy Garden

bulletWhat Can We Do to Prevent Marine Debris? - Let's talk trash. Watch this video to find out how people can prevent trash from entering the ocean. Everyone can contribute to the ultimate solution: prevention. site annotation for What Can We Do to Prevent Marine Debris?

bulletClimate Kids: Power Up - You will need to use the arrow keys to move the solar panels and wind turbine in order to provide electricity to light five homes. site annotation for Climate Kids: Power Up

bulletClimate Kids: NASA's Eyes on the Earth - This is a great website, filled with content about our Earth. There are many interactive games, videos, articles and teaching resources. site annotation for Climate Kids: NASA's Eyes on the Earth

bulletGapminder - Countries have changed in ways that challenge old myths. Explore this changing world using the best statistics on health, income, environment and much more. site annotation for Gapminder

bulletGreen Scene - Work your way around the map - the park, the school, home and yard and store. Then, try to answer the riddles about clean air, health, water by finding the answers around the scenes. site annotation for Green Scene

bulletEcoKids: Help Grow the Global Forest - A Toolkit for Schools - Here is a toolkit for schools who want to participate in a country-wide pledge to plant trees. site annotation for EcoKids: Help Grow the Global Forest - A Toolkit for Schools

bulletEcoKids: Learning Activities - Teachers can find lesson plans on a variety of topics related to the environment. The lesson plans cover a variety of subjects, including science, language arts and drama. site annotation for EcoKids: Learning Activities

bulletThe Test Tube with David Suzuki - What starts out as a fun question quickly becomes a deep, global question about our survival. Listen to David Suzuki explain about Earth's last minute. site annotation for The Test Tube with David Suzuki

bulletPBS: Earth Day crafts - There are dozens of crafts here to help your class celebrate Earth Day. site annotation for PBS: Earth Day crafts

bulletEarth Day Canada - Earth Day Canada is a non-profit national organization dedicated to "improving the state of the environment by motivating and helping individual Canadians to take positive environmental action."  site annotation for Earth Day Canada

bulletEnvironmental Protection Agency: Learning and Teaching about the Environment - This site lists a variety of homework resources, lesson plans and project ideas to learn and teach about the environment. Topics include: Air, Climate Change, Water, Ecosystems, Energy, Health and Waste. site annotation for Environmental Protection Agency: Learning and Teaching about the Environment

bulletUS Energy Information Administration: Teacher Resources - This page contains lesson plans and other teaching resources about energy and the environment. site annotation for US Energy Information Administration: Teacher Resources

bulletEcoKids: Energy Quiz - This interactive quiz provides a good range of information about the relationship between global warming and fossil fuels. site annotation for EcoKids: Energy Quiz

bulletThe Story of Bottled Water - The Story of Bottled Water describes the environmental and financial impact of using bottled water instead of tap water. This animated documentary is by Annie Leonard and Free Range Studios, the makers of "The Story of Stuff." site annotation for The Story of Bottled Water

bulletPower Up! a game about power choices - Choose which power plants you're going to build; will you have enough power to run your city, or will you go over budget and damage the environment? site annotation for Power Up! a game about power choices

bulletGreen Revolution - Through this site, the National Science Foundation presents some of the ideas that scientists are exploring to preserve our planet and make our futures better. Watch videos about green roofs, smart grids, city cars, microbes, solar and wind power and more. site annotation for Green Revolution

bulletEarth Day - The History of a Movement - This article describes the history of Earth Day: the idea, how Earth Day is celebrated today and Frequently Asked Questions. site annotation for Earth Day - The History of a Movement

bulletEarth Day Network - This site has links to current environmental news, Earth Day events and things you can do to help. site annotation for Earth Day Network - " is a web-based tool featuring do-it-yourself plans to construct working renewable energy models. These models include a solar car, solar oven, wind turbine, small-scale hydro generator, and a biogas generator. Web links, backgrounders, and other resources are also available on the site... site annotation for

bulletRecycling Drag and Drop - Drag each material into the appropriate bin. This is an Australian game, so you'll see rubbish instead of garbage. site annotation for Recycling Drag and Drop

bulletThe Bio DaVersity Code - When a polar bear is found dead in the museum, Robert Penguin and Sophie Minnow must follow the clues to find the answers. site annotation for The Bio DaVersity Code Grey energy: hidden expenditure of energy - Grey energy is the energy hidden in a product, i.e. the amount of energy required to extract that product from nature, or to cultivate, manufacture, package and transport it. Take a guess at the grey energy needed to create some of these products.  site annotation for Grey energy: hidden expenditure of energy

bulletAlberta Tomorrow -  Alberta Tomorrow uses a model to simulate the consequences of alternative land use choices. There is also a series of videos that describe Alberta's economic opportunities in natural and agricultural resource development. Educators can register... site annotation for Alberta Tomorrow

bulletAssessing Water Quality - In this virtual lab you will examine how water quality can be assessed by studying the effects of acid rain on different populations of aquatic invertebrates. site annotation for Assessing Water Quality

bulletEEK! Environmental Education for Kids - EEK! is designed for children in grades 4-8 and provides accurate and current information on natural resources and the environment. EEK! also offers students the opportunity to take part in activities, make seasonal observations, and share stories and artwork. site annotation for EEK! Environmental Education for Kids

bulletLawrence Hall of Science: Car Comparison - Choose several key features that affect:how far your car will go on a gallon of gas, how safe your car will be and how much pollution your car will make. Design your cars and run them on a race track. site annotation for Lawrence Hall of Science: Car Comparison

bulletEnergy Hogs - Energy Hogs are stealing all the energy from your home! These games and activities will help you stop the hogs and become an official Energy Hog Buster! site annotation for Energy Hogs

bulletEarth Island Institute - "Earth Island Institute develops and supports projects that counteract threats to the biological and cultural diversity that sustain the environment. Through education and activism, these projects promote the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the Earth." (site)  site annotation for Earth Island Institute

bulletThe Pembina Institute - The Pembina Institute is an independent, citizen-based non-profit organization involved in environmental education, research, public policy development, and corporate environmental management services. site annotation for The Pembina Institute

bulletEarthwatch Institute - An international nonprofit organization which supports scientific field research worldwide and offers you the opportunity to work side by side with distinguished field scientists. site annotation for Earthwatch Institute

bulletInside Education - This is a charitable organization that offers field trips, workshops, and very useful materials. They have links to other web sites that reflect the diversity of views on environmental issues. site annotation for Inside Education

bulletFriends of the Earth Canada - A charitable, non-profit environmental organization representing the interests of Canadians. Visit the site for up-to-date information on environmental issues, activities and ways that you can become involved. site annotation for Friends of the Earth Canada

bulletEvergreen - Evergreen's mission is to bring communities and nature together for the benefit of both. They engage people in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic outdoor spaces, in our schools, our communities and our homes.  site annotation for Evergreen - Wind Energy - From this page, you can access construction plans for wind turbines and find a backgrounder about wind energy. site annotation for - Wind Energy

bulletLSF - Learning for a Sustainable Future - A Canadian nonprofit organization whose mandate is to work with educators from across Canada to integrate the concepts and principles of sustainable development into the curricula at all grade levels. (English and French) site annotation for LSF - Learning for a Sustainable Future

bulletJohn Muir Exhibit - "The John Muir Exhibit features the life and contributions of John Muir: naturalist, writer, conservationist, and founder of the Sierra Club." (site) site annotation for John Muir Exhibit - "With it's easy to be green! Teachers and students will find resources on everything from climate change to energy and ecosystems." [site] site annotation for

bulletEarth Day Groceries Project - In this project, students decorate paper grocery bags with environmental messages. The decorated bags are then returned to the store and distributed to shoppers on Earth Day. site annotation for Earth Day Groceries Project

bulletComposting for Kids - Authored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, this 30+ page document uses simple text and pictures to show how easy it is to build a compost box. site annotation for Composting for Kids

bulletAlberta Environment: Waste - This site allows students to explore how the government of Alberta deals with waste and the issues of waste management. site annotation for Alberta Environment: Waste

bulletRaise the Green Roof - This is your chance to virtually renovate an old energy-hog house into a model of efficiency, helping the environment and saving money on energy costs. site annotation for Raise the Green Roof

bulletBill Nye's Add it Up - "Track how much you can reduce, reuse and recycle the stuff you buy." (site) Little actions can add up to big change. site annotation for Bill Nye's Add it Up

bulletSustainable futures for a small planet - This high school learning unit makes "connections between how we live, the global economy, and the natural world" (site). This is a great resource for Social Studies 20. site annotation for Sustainable futures for a small planet

bulletThe Transistor Recycler - In this game, you are working at a transistor recycling facility. As the items go across on the conveyor belt, pick out the ones that do not contain a transistor. Hint: find out which items contain a transistor before you begin. site annotation for The Transistor Recycler

bulletReal World Energy - Find activities, backgrounders and worksheets in this excellent resources for Science 24. site annotation for Real World Energy

bulletTunza Magazine: Energy issue - This issue of Tunza magazine, created by the UN Environment Programme, deals with Energy. Get some great ideas for conserving energy, but also learn more about some of the issues facing those less fortunate. site annotation for Tunza Magazine: Energy issue

bulletTunza Magazine: environment issue - This magazine, created by the United Nations Environment Programme, is written for youth. In this issue, there are great articles to inspire and motivate youth to become involved in building an environmentally conscious society. site annotation for Tunza Magazine: environment issue

bulletEcotown - In this Australian interactive, you can select the six indicators that you believe are the most important for the sustainability of your community. Chose social, economic and environmental indicators and then see how your community fares in the future. site annotation for Ecotown

bulletWaste Reduction Week - From Alberta Environment, this site contains information and resources, including a poster for Waste Reduction Week, October 15 - 21 2007. site annotation for Waste Reduction Week

bulletKyoto Protocol Fact File - What is the Kyoto Protocol? Which countries are taking part in this global initiative to reduce greenhouse gases? Read this overview to learn more. site annotation for Kyoto Protocol Fact File

bulletAll about vermicomposting (worm bins!) - This great article from Alberta Environmental Protection offers tips to help you in your research about worm bins. site annotation for All about vermicomposting (worm bins!)

bulletCommon Student Misconceptions in Ecology - Binghamton University's model of restructuring ecology curriculum based on identifying student misconceptions and then providing experiences to overcome those blocks to understanding. site annotation for Common Student Misconceptions in Ecology

bulletWaste free lunches - This site from California provides you with all the information you need to participate in (or to start!) a waste-free lunch program at your school or place of employment. site annotation for Waste free lunches

bulletCenter for Global Environmental Education, A Thousand Friends of Frogs - "Connecting children, parents, educators, and scientists to study and celebrate frogs and their habitats." site annotation for Center for Global Environmental Education, A Thousand Friends of Frogs