Grade 4


Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home

by Schim Schimel

Dear Children of the Earth begins a remarkable letter from Mother Earth asking for help from children everywhere. She writes to express her love for each and every child and asks for their love and appreciation in return. In her own words,...

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The Lost Stars

The Lost Stars

by Hannah Cumming
Appreciation of Nature, Energy, Grade 4

Everyone has become so focused on bright lights and new technology that they have forgotten about the stars. Fed up with not being appreciated, the stars decide to leave their posts and go on holiday. But what will happen when the lights go...

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My Light

My Light

by Molly Bang
Appreciation of Nature, Energy, Grade 4, Grade 6

Though we often take it for granted, the sun provides the energy that powers everything on Earth, from planets and trees to machines and cities. With dazzling paintings and simple text, acclaimed author and illustrator Molly Bang takes...

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Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth of Life

Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth of Life

by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm

Here is a stunning, poetic exploration of the universal energy force within us all. Award winner Molly Bang presents the amazing story of how light from the sun is transformed into energy on Earth and becomes YOU! Clear, accessible, and...

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Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share

Common Ground: The Water, Earth and Air We Share

by Molly Bang

A simple story of our planet's natural resources with jewel-like paintings by Caldecott Honor author Molly Bang. Through the example of a shared village green and the growing needs of the townspeople who share it, Molly Bang presents the...

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Nature Activities

Nature Activities

Sharing Nature Worldwide / Joseph Cornell

This website was founded by Joseph Cornell, who is the author of the Sharing Nature Book Series. It promotes his Flow Learning system of nature awareness and provides a number of online nature activities.

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5 Minute Field Trips

5 Minute Field Trips

Calgary Zoo / GEOEC / Alberta Council for Environmental Education

This activity guide was produced through a partnership between the GEOEC and the Calgary Zoo to provide educators with local ideas and activities that are fun, simple and can take place right on the school site, or in any nearby natural...

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Adopt-A-Pond Games

Adopt-A-Pond Games

Toronto Zoo

Although these games are linked to the Ontario curriculum, they are an excellent way for children to better understand many of the science-based concepts taught in the Saskatchewan curriculum as well. Children of various grade levels...

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Adopt-A-Pond Programme: Wetland Curriculum

Adopt-A-Pond Programme: Wetland Curriculum

Toronto Zoo

Although this guide focuses on the Adopt-A-Pond Programme through the Toronto Zoo, there are many lesson plans and ideas that relate to the Saskatchewan curriculum. This guide includes four basic study modules : " Water ", " Wetland...

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The Ways of Knowing Guide: Earth's Teachings

The Ways of Knowing Guide: Earth's Teachings

Turtle Island Conservation / Toronto Zoo

This guide is a journey of Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee traditional knowledge, reflected through worldviews, values, beliefs, and stories that speak to the fundamental principle of ensuring sustainable relationships with the...

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Fish Printing

Fish Printing

Trout Unlimited Canada

This lesson explains how to make a print of a fish. Gyotaku is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing or rubbing, dating back to the mid-19th century, a form of nature printing used by fishermen to record their catches. It is very...

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Fred the Fish Script

Fred the Fish Script

Trout Unlimited Canada

This lesson shows what happens to Fred the fish when he is in contact with different kinds of pollutants. This document is written as a script with pictures that promote discussions on interdependance, pollution and stewardship of our...

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Yellow Fish Road Action Ideas

Yellow Fish Road Action Ideas

Trout Unlimited Canada

This document provides a list of action ideas to practice eco-friendly habits, be kind to the environment, and take action in your community.

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Yellow Fish Road Program Guide

Yellow Fish Road Program Guide

Trout Unlimited Canada

This guide book provides background information on the Trout Unlimited Canada's Yellow Fish Road program, which educates the public about the impacts of pollution entering urban storm drains. In most communities, water entering storm...

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Yellow Fish Road Suggested Activities for Elementary Levels

Yellow Fish Road Suggested Activities for Elementary Levels

Trout Unlimited Canada

A collection of elementary level activities and lesson plans regarding water pollution and aquatic ecosystems and wildlife.

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Elementary Energy Infobooks

Elementary Energy Infobooks

National Energy Education Development Project

A comprehensive classroom resource containing fact sheets that introduce students to energy, and describe energy sources, electricity, consumption, and conservation. Infobooks can be used as a resource for many activities.

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FrogWatch

FrogWatch

Nature Canada

Nature Canada and the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Coordinating Office (EMANCO) present these education programs as an opportunity for the public to explore the natural world and share their observations with...

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Being Caribou

Being Caribou

National Film Board (film by Leanne Allison / Diana Wilson)

In this feature-length documentary, husband and wife team Karsten Heuer (wildlife biologist) and Leanne Allison (environmentalist) follow a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot across 1500 km of Arctic tundra. In following the herd's...

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