Environmental Science 3205
The following resources are linked to specific curriculum outcomes for The Atmosphere and the Environment Unit of Environmental Science 3205.
Environmental Science 3205
The following resources are linked to specific curriculum outcomes for The Atmosphere and the Environment Unit of Environmental Science 3205. Many of these resources are taken from throughout the Turn Back the Tide website.
Identify that climate change can have a catastrophic effect on Earth See more
This graph shows a sector-by-sector breakdown of where greenhouse gases come from in Newfoundland and Labrador. It can be used as a starting point to discuss which human activities are causing climate change.
The quantity of greenhouse gases released by countries varies significantly. This interactive tool shows how different countries compare. Use the variables across the top of the page to discuss the factors that affect the amount of greenhouse gases released in different countries, such as population in China and consumption in the United States. Go to website
The United States EPA is an authoritative source of information on global greenhouse gas emissions. This website contains resources that are useful for explaining the different types of greenhouse gases and their sources. For example, of all the greenhouse gases emitted by humans worldwide, 72% comes from only seven countries - including Canada. Go to website
NASA's website shows the depth of information supporting climate scientists. It contains various materials that can be used in lesson plans or research projects, such as a graph showing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the last 400,000 years, with a profound spike in the last century. Go to website
NASA created this 27-second video using satellite information. It is an excellent resource to illustrate how temperatures have changed around the world since 1880. Particularly interesting is the significant warming that has occurred in the last 30 years, predominantly in northern areas. Watch the video
This section of the Turn Back the Tide website, which was developed by the Provincial Government, contains information about the causes and effects of climate change. It is a useful resource for gathering global and local information.
Outcomes 5.18 - 5.24
Describe the impacts of climate change on: wildlife and natural ecosystems, forests, agriculture, the fishery, coastal areas, extreme weather and human health. See more
This section of the Provincial Government's Turn Back the Tide website contains information about how climate change is expected to impact Newfoundland and Labrador's environment and economy. It is a useful resource for discussing a global issue in a local context. It can be used to help achieve several curriculum outcomes relating to the impacts of climate change.
These graphics were developed by NASA to show the significant ice loss that has occurred in the Arctic Ocean. They can be used as a starting point for discussing the impacts of climate change, as melting ice leads to a host of other impacts, including rising sea levels. Go to website
This interactive tool, designed with the objectives of the Environmental Science 3205 curriculum in mind, can help visually illustrate to students how climate change will impact Newfoundland and Labrador, and what risks and opportunities are associated with these impacts. Use the tool
Describe efforts made to address climate change. See more
This calculator is designed specifically for residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to estimate the carbon footprint of their household. Students can use this resource to understand where their greenhouse gas emissions come from and how they compare to the provincial average. Use the tool
This section of the Provincial Government's Turn Back the Tide website provides information on how individuals can be greener at home. It is an excellent source for facts and tips on a variety of subjects, including home heating, lighting, appliances, electronics and more.
This interactive tool allows users to visit different areas in a typical home to find tips for saving energy and reducing waste. It can be used to demonstrate the numerous ways that individuals can take action on climate change in their everyday lives, particularly by being more energy efficient. Use the tool