Learners will understand the difference between renewable and non-renewable energy, and explore the benefits of renewable energy.
Use an interactive wind simulator to give your learners a hands on experience with a wind turbine.
Through guided conversations, learners will identify ways that climate change is affecting the livelihood of the Inuit in the Arctic. Through inquiry, learners will examine how climate change disproportionately affects Indigenous Peoples and identify ways of taking action to address how climate change disproportionately affects Indigenous Peoples.
In this activity learners will identify non-renewable and renewable energy sources and research a renewable energy source in depth. Learners will present their research to their fellow classmates.
Learners will get to collect flowing water and/or sediment samples to analytically test for plastics via density separation and visual inspection.
Learners explore how the movement of goods has changed over time. They examine different means of transporting freight, which makes up 43% of transportation emissions in Canada. Learners take on the task of historically sorting a set of Moving Goods Cards. In analyzing the cards, they also consider speed and pollution to weigh the sustainability of different modes of transportation. After working with the Moving Goods Cards, learners also examine one of three case studies to identify transportation solutions and then create their own ideas for transporting goods. They reflect on options for the future and consider how decisions today impact the future.
Learners will research a chosen topic on how conserving energy will impact the school.
After charting their energy use for a twenty-four hour period, learners look for ways to reduce it. They implement energy saving strategies, and then track their energy use for another twenty-four hour period. As they reflect on their experiences, learners consider the challenges to change and then identify an action plan that they can commit to and chart for a full two weeks.