Welcome to Environmental Science!

Online Articles

Durban deal will not avert catastrophic climate change, say scientists (Dec 11, 2011)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/11/durban-climate-change-deal?CMP=twt_gu

Useful Web Sites


Earth Angels
Environmental Earth Angels is the Registered Environmental Non-Profit that has been working on the environment in schools and communities across Ontario since 1993. We are planting trees and plants, cleaning the air and water, removing pollution, protecting our biodiversity, addressing climate change, and providing "hands-on" environmental education to the youth and communities. Every child deserves a chance to play an active role in shaping their environmental future, and Earth Angels provides it.
Programs include:
  • the Tree Planting Program (grades 3 through 12)
  • the Butterfly Garden Program (grades K through 8)
  • Meadow Ecosystem Habitat (grades 9 through 12)
  • Stream Revitalization Program (grades 8 through 12)
  • the Student Energy Challenge (grade 5)
  • Biodiversity Field Trip Program (grades 3 through 5), and Post-Secondary Environmental Students.

Please visit http://www.earthangels.ca/bioaction.php for more info
Earth Exploration Toolbook (EET) - teaches how to work with and interpret environmental science data sets
http://bit.ly/vI5S9h
Environmental Science Interactions-Edvantage Interactive Website for SVN3E-Network, share, and collaborate with a network of teachers-Includes great resources (e.g. wiki with examples of year end projects/tasks)
http://www.environmentalscienceinteractions.com/
wiki: http://environmentalscienceinteractions.wikispaces.com/
Edvantage Interactive have Digital Files for SVN3E posted for teachers to use
SVN3E – Environmental Science Interactions posted UNIT A - the Colour WorkText PDF on our Wiki

http://environmentalscienceinteractions.wikispaces.com/1.1+Components+of+soil%2C+water+and+air


Friedland Environmental Science Website
-FREE sample of "Achieving Energy Sustainability" for AP Environmental Science
http://bfwpub.com/friedlandpreview/sample_chapter.html
Franke James' My Green Conscience Website
-great visual essays on environmental issues
(climate change, chemicals in the environment, etc.)
http://www.frankejames.com/
Canada’s Action on Climate Change
http://www.climatechange.gc.ca/
Podcast: Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs
An NSTA Podcasts on “Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs”. It is a segment of the Web Seminar “The Heat Is On!: Climate Change and Coral Reef Ecosystems.” The presenter talks about ocean acidification, the basic carbon dioxide chemistry cycle of the oceans, and the changes coral reef ecosystems are experiencing due to anthropogenic increases in carbon dioxide.

Shared Files


Course
Title/Topic
File(s)
Author(s)
Grade 11 Environmental Science, University/College Prep.
(SVN3M)
Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry
-includes a sample unit outline and four lesson plans
-provides examples of learning stations and a choice board
external image msword.png Title Page (SVN3M).doc
external image msword.png Final - SVN3M - Agriculture and Forestry.doc
external image pdf.png Title Page (SVN3M).pdf
external image pdf.png Final - SVN3M - Agriculture and Forestry.pdf
Karan Danaher
(Xavier)

Problem-based learning activities for SVN3E

Problem-Based Learning in SVN3E
-powerpoint from teacher workshop (c/o Stewart Grant at TDSB)

Climate Change Education Programs of Relevancefor use in Ontario Secondary Schools(from Climate Change Conference July 2009)
external image msword.png Climate Change Education Conference Summary.doc
external image pdf.png edutopia-think-green-resource-guide.pdf Earth-Friendly Learning Projects c/o www.edutopia.org