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Climate Science

A dirt lane runs towards the horizon through the centre of a field. To its left is dry, cracked soil with a dead tree and a dark cloudy sky above.  To its right is a green field with bright red flowers, a blue sky, and wispy white clouds.

Climate change refers to long-term shifts in temperatures and weather patterns, mainly caused by human activities, especially the burning of fossil fuels. Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and its impacts. Governments, businesses, and individuals all have a role to play. All actions matter!

Teaching Resources

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Mission Zero

Try our digital climate impact game targeted to youth and actions they can take. Being able to understand the impact our actions have on the climate is important. Find out how some of your actions measure up and what changes you can make to have an impact on your greenhouse gas emissions. All actions matter but they are not all equal.

Explore Mission Zero game

Three wind turbines can be seen peeking out above wispy white clouds in front of an orange-streaked dark blue sky.

Exploring Canada's Energy Future

A teacher's guide, activities, and infographics designed to help students navigate the importance of energy in Canada. Learn how to use real-life Canadian energy data to explore Canada's energy future. Engage in fun activities like "Energy Entrepreneurs" where students use data sets to secure investment in imagined energy projects.

Exploring Canada’s Energy Future – Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 3 MB)

Energy Infographics (PDF, 2.3 MB)

PowerPoint Slide Deck (activity 2) on Google Docs

Evaluation Rubric (editable) on Google Docs

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - To What Degree?

For grades 6 to 9 for classes in a variety of disciplines. This lesson plan encourages students to think about climate change adaptation and mitigation through a variety of activities that teachers can choose from, from simpler activities like a value line to a major final project where students create their own exhibit on climate change.

To What Degree? – Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 12 MB)

Climate Change Infographics (PDF, 27 MB)

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - Society and Economy

By participating in activities like the ones in this module, students will develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change; and of the effects of climate change on society, the economy, and the environment. They will also explore the notion of adapting to climate change - both its existing effects and expected ones - to not only mitigate risks but also take advantage of possible opportunities.

Society and Economy – Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 28 MB)

High-resolution graphics (activity 4) (PDF, 9 MB)

Stakeholder profiles (PDF, 6.5 MB)

Climate Change Infographics (PDF, 27 MB)

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CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION - Living World

By participating in activities like the ones in this module, students will develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to climate change and of the effects of climate change on biodiversity and the living world. They will also explore the notion of adapting to climate change - both its existing effects and expected ones - to help maintain a healthy and balanced environment.

The Living World – Teacher’s Guide (PDF, 20 MB)

Climate Change Infographics (PDF, 27 MB)

Telephone poles and electric towers in the foreground and a hazy skyline with multiple stacks releasing pollution into a golden sky in the background.

Pollutants in Your Environment - Digital Learning Kit

The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) is a registry managed by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) that keeps annual records of quantities of over 300 pollutants released to air, water, and land, and disposed of and/or transferred by Canadian commercial and institutional facilities that meet certain criteria. This digital activity guide is intended to be used by secondary school teachers to explore pollution release in Canada as well as to highlight the uses and limits of such a database.

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