The video was created as part of an International climate workshop to provide a youth perspective on Indigenous knowledge, practices, and multi-generational approaches to addressing the climate crisis.
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.
Explore this page about Canada's boreal forests. There are two short videos and teaching resources, as well as maps and descriptions of the many different life forms that inhabit those forests. What are the threats to this ecosystem and what kinds of actions are being taken?
A 1600 word article from the Climate Atlas of Canada that explains how Indigenous peoples were amongst the first to notice climate change and argues that they have critical knowledges for navigating and adapting to it.
At least a quarter of the world’s land area is traditionally owned, managed, used or occupied by indigenous peoples. But while their knowledge is increasingly being recognized, it is rarely taken into account by researchers and policymakers.
Resources and lesson plans to use with your class as they explore interactions in ecosystems. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
The ten short films in the Beyond Bark Beetles series share the story of the bark beetle outbreak in our western forests and show how the U.S. Forest Service is responding. See how beetles choose trees and what they do once they burrow inside.
This 40 minute video explores our dependence upon the insect population, the factors that are leading to their rapid decline, and what their extinction could mean for the future of our world as we know it.
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.
Annually, we shower over 5 billion pounds of pesticides across the Earth to control insects, unwanted weeds, funguses, rodents, and bacteria that may threaten our food supply. But is it worth it, knowing what we do about the associated environmental and public health risks?
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."
This video answers the question: What are nurdles? They are the tiny, factory-made pellets that form every plastic product that we use, from toys to toothbrushes. In their quest for ocean domination, they can wreak havoc on our oceans.
With a stomach of steel that can digest diseased meat and waste, vultures are essential to removing dangerous pathogens from ecosystems. Kenny Coogan explores the importance of the desert's cleanup crew.
You’ve filled up your cart and made it to the front of the grocery line when you’re confronted with yet another choice: what kind of bag should you use? It might seem obvious that plastic is bad for the environment, and that a paper bag or a cotton tote would be the better option. But is that really true?
Our planet’s diverse, thriving ecosystems may seem like permanent fixtures, but they’re actually vulnerable to collapse. Jungles can become deserts, and reefs can become lifeless rocks. What makes one ecosystem strong and another weak in the face of change?
Resources to use in your science class to explore plant raised for industrial and food needs. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
Can plants talk to each other? It certainly doesn’t seem that way: They don’t have complex sensory or nervous systems, like animals do, and they look pretty passive. But odd as it sounds, plants can communicate with each other — especially when they’re under attack.
Plants are constantly under attack. They face threats ranging from microscopic fungi to small herbivores like caterpillars, up to large herbivores like elephants. But plants are ready, with a whole series of internal and external defenses that make them a less appealing meal — or even a deadly one.
Watch this video that explains kinetic and potential energy. You can think of energy as the ability to move or cause change in matter. Kinetic energy is energy that is in use, and potential energy is energy that is stored for later. Try the quiz to test your understanding.
Watch different types of molecules form a solid, liquid, or gas. Add or remove heat and watch the changes. Change the temperature or volume of a container and see a pressure-temperature diagram respond.
Should you give your cooking oil a useful new life as biodiesel, a biodegradable energy source which can run in diesel engines instead of refined petroleum? This video describes the process of turning used oil goop into viable fuel.
Biofuels can provide energy without the reliance on environmentally harmful fossils fuels but scientists are still searching for a plentiful source. This video demonstrates how cellulose, the naturally abundant tough walls of plant cells, might be the solution.
Lessons and projects use with student so explore the science of temperature. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
"Explore the forces at work when pulling against a cart,and pushing a refrigerator, crate, or person. Create an applied force and see how it makes objects move. Change friction and see how it affects the motion of objects."
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.
Lessons and resources to guide your class through an exploration of building structures and the forces that act upon them. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
Earthquakes happen all over the world. Where you live might determine how severe the damage might be. Watch this short video to see how different the results of an earthquake can be and why these outcomes varied.
Archimedes once said “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the Earth.” While the idea of a person moving such a huge mass on their own might sound impossible, chances are you’ve seen this idea in action at your local playground.
Earthquakes can be scary and dangerous — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. Why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? How can it be prevented? Learn the physics of why it is not the sturdiest buildings, but the smartest, that will remain standing.
In which John Green, Hank Green, and Emily Graslie teach you about our Sun and the formation of the planets. We're going to focus on the formation and development of the Earth because that's where people live. You'll learn about the Solar nebula, the birth of the sun, the formation of planets, and how the Earth and the rest of the solar system developed over the last 4.567 billion years.
This interactive website is about continental drift and plate tectonics. As you work through the information, you'll be asked to put the diagrams in order, so pay attention to how the continents separated.
Explore key moments in Earth's history as continents drift and climate fluctuates over 4.6 billion years. The time line has a slider that you can use to move from one part of Earth's history to another.
Read and discuss the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address with your students. This prayer of thankfulness is said each morning and teaches us that peace requires gratitude. We are to be thankful for the living world.
The Interactive Geology Project offers visitors dozens of fascinating 3D animated videos that "illustrate basic principles of geology in entertaining and accessible ways." Several videos are highlighted on the main page, and the Video Library provides access to all of the project's content.
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.
In this playlist, students will discover the complex geology of Planet Earth through the training experiences of these astronauts. Students will first learn how to identify notable features using satellite imagery, then they will engage in hands-on activities that will give them an understanding of the forces that shape geological history.
Resources and lesson plans to explore the scientific study of the earth. If you click the links, there is a sign-in prompt -- but you can bypass the sign-in by clicking the image instead and you will be able to access all the Google slides associated with that image
Nicolas Steno is not a well-known scientists and yet this contributions to the study of geology influenced the thinking of many famous scientists, including: Charles Lyell, James Hutton and Charles Darwin. Addison Anderson recounts Steno's little-known legacy and his insistence on empiricism over blind theory.
The Great Lakes (Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior) are so big that contain 23 quadrillion litres of water. They touch forest, grassland, and wetland habitats, supporting a region that’s home to 3,500 species. How were they formed?
In 2026, an unmanned NASA spacecraft is scheduled to arrive at 16 Psyche, a massive, metallic asteroid floating somewhere between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. This video explains why NASA is interested in this heavy metal asteroid.