From a tree to an orangutan to bacterium, the annual top 10 new species list has the newest stars of Earth’s biodiversity. Continue reading
Climate change is happening we all need to get serious about limiting our carbon dioxide emissions! At the same time, scientists are looking for plan B because we might need it. Continue reading
Each day, the animal kingdom produces roughly enough poop to match the volume of water pouring over Victoria Falls. Continue reading
The Other Inconvenient Truth: How Agriculture is Changing the Face of Our Planet
We typically think of climate change as the biggest environmental issue we face today. But maybe it’s not? In this presentation, Jonathan Foley shows how agriculture and land use are maybe a bigger culprit in the global environment, and could grow even larger as we look to feed over 9 billion people in the future.
Students worked in assigned teams (heterogeneous groupings) to research and analyze the impacts of food production on ecosystems, to evaluate the sustainability of our food production and to suggest a direction for future food production both in terms of sustainability and having enough to feed the planet. Continue reading
Flinn Scientific Canada encourages you to join the Frontier School Division in Manitoba, in partnership with Polar Bears International and the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, as they present three exciting livestream events straight from the tundra:
Climate Change in the North – Manitoba Envirothon
November 13, 2017, 12 p.m. CT
Approaches to Education
November 13, 2017, 3 p.m. CT
Meet the Students, Meet the Scientists
November 15, 2017, 10 a.m. CT
A unique opportunity that blends science, technology, geography and social awareness into three streaming events coming from the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in Manitoba and right off the tundra with Polar Bears International.
In this activity, students will understand the basic needs and characteristics of plants, animals and humans. They will discover that we all need food, water, shelter and space. Continue reading
Here’s an interesting article about an an artist whose research interest is plastic waste in the ocean and the forms it takes as it fuses together.