There are many ways to explore this activity. Use the periodic table and click on elements that interest you, or use the menu at the top to learn more about atomic basics, isotopes, and how the periodic table is organized.
This is an entire periodic table, with videos about each element. These videos are chemistry adventures in the laboratory, as well as journeys into the world, to learn more about the unique qualities of each element.
This video explains the law of conservation of mass. Everything in our universe has mass, from the smallest atom to the largest star. How has the amount of mass remained constant throughout existence even during the birth and death of stars and planets?
This TED video lesson examines the two forces that drive both endothermic and exothermic chemical reactions: enthalpy and entropy. There is a short quiz in the Think section and further links in Dig Deeper.
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).
Try this amazing tool for learning the concepts of motion, forces, electricity, magnetism, light, and so much more. You can bounce and slide your way through the developed levels or get creative and make your own level.
This 3 minute video reviews how we harness solar energy and the benefits of this renewable source. The video also describes the challenges that we need to overcome to make this source even more viable.
The concepts of work and power help us unlock and understand many of the physical laws that govern our universe. Watch this video to learn more about these concepts when applied to two common objects: a lightbulb and a grandfather clock.
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."
Click on the globe to spin it. When you click on a location, you will see the latitude and longitude, as well as a visualization of global weather conditions. The weather is forecast by supercomputers and updated every three hours. The ocean surface current estimates are updated every five days.
Fly along with one of the many NASA satellites that are currently monitoring the Earth's lands, oceans and atmosphere. Choose a mission or satellite to learn more details. This requires a one-time download of an app.
This NASA page is filled with great information about climate change. Get quick stats about carbon levels, Earth's temperature and melting ice. Explore the data, articles and incredible images showing the changes that Earth is undergoing.
With this series of visualizations from NASA, students can see how some of the key indicators of climate change, such as temperature and sea ice extent, have changed in the past few years. You can also see the possible effects of rising sea levels.
Explore the world's national parks, wilderness areas and world heritage sites. Use the interactive map to explore different areas of the world. This was created through a UN partnership with the International Union of Conservation of Nature, as well as other organizations.
For humans, addressing climate change may mean using technology to find solutions. But for some plants and animals, adapting to these changes involves the most ancient solution of all: evolution. Learn how animals are adapting to climate change.
In this animated video, the game board is Earth and all the Tetris blocks represent CO2, a greenhouse gas that is piling up as we burn fossil fuels. The video explains how this overload of CO2 leads to climate change and reminds us that, unlike Tetris, we won't get an opportunity to start over.
This animated TED video uses billiards to illustrate tipping points, chaotic motion and their implications on climate change. Learn about how rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase Earth’s temperature and lead to huge, unpredictable changes elsewhere.
Clearing forests for agriculture and development can have severe consequences for our environment. "Learn the value of large-scale forest landscapes and their role in the carbon cycle. Discover how reforestation can impact climate change by decreasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."
Did you know that deforestation causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all trains, planes and automobiles combined? The speaker in this video explains how the complex networks of our forests are connected through networks.
This video explains why scientists often describe the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to climate change. The Arctic is a unique and remote region that can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a driver for weather patterns across the globe.