Earth Sciences, Geology, and Space Sciences

Recommended Links

  • Canadian Space Agency
    A turnkey learning package that includes a series of information and activity modules and interactive applets for youth and educators focusing on the theme of space astronomy. The package meets the science and mathematics curricula requirements for students in grades 6.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Discover the wonders of the night sky as you observe how the movement of our planet influences our daily rituals, the changing of seasons, and the environment as a whole. Learn about the technological tools that make modern astronomy possible.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Access a glossary of astronomy and space science terms and articles about astronomy topics.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Discover the wonders of the night sky with family workshops, youth nights, and free stargazing events at the Canada Science and Technology Museum. Look through Canada’s largest refracting telescope in the Museum’s Helen Sawyer Hogg Observatory.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    The Canada Science and Technology Museum offers a variety of programs and resources to encourage everyone, particularly children and youth, to discover the wonders of astronomy.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Discover Canada's first settlement of Mars! This simulation helps students in grades 6-8 understand space exploration. Teams across Canada can design and build life support systems and demonstrate their achievements.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Learn all about the constellations—their legends, shapes and locations—with an interactive representation of the night sky and a printable sky chart and viewer.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Access resources for teachers and students to discover how to explore the skies above Canada. Find information to support curriculum, as well as a glossary of astronomy terms and a gallery of images.
  • Canadian Space Agency
    In this section, not only will you find downloadable documents for educators and students of all ages divided into popular themes such as robotics, spacewalking, microgravity, ISS, astronomy, etc., you will also find other learning tools like: archived Webcasts and Mission Websites (highlighting the science behind past Canadian space missions) among other things.
  • Canadian Space Agency
    Kids, blast off on an exciting online adventure brought to you by the Canadian Space Agency. All you have to do now is sit back, relax, and get ready for take-off...
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Explore science and technology in your own home with fun hands-on activities and science experiments. You can even eat some of your results! Each package includes shopping lists, as well as movie, book and website suggestions to round out your scientific adventure.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    These bilingual Edukits deliver information, activity plans and materials necessary to carry out a comprehensive series of lessons. Each Edukit emphasizes hands-on activities, Canadian content and offers flexibility. Designed in modules, units can be delivered in any desired order.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Check out three lesson plans related to climate change: Digging for Diatoms, Increase your Albedo, and Scenarios for the Future. These curriculum-linked activities include downloadable presentations, diagrams, and how-to guides for teachers.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Try one of these 30 interactive activities to learn about dinosaurs, the meteorite that caused a massive extinction, what we know about ancient mammal species, climate change through time and much more.
  • Environment Canada
    Find lesson plans about water covering subjects like clean water, how water is used as a resource, water conservation and how climate change might affect water use.
  • Library and Archives Canada
    Visit this collection of resources to find book lists, digitized images and texts, recommended websites, lesson plans organized by grade and subject, and a toolkit of tips for students and teachers.
  • Natural Resources Canada
    Over the past decade, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (formerly Canada Centre for Remote Sensing) has developed several comprehensive sets of remote sensing training materials. Tutorials are available on a variety of topics including the fundamentals of remote sensing, radar remote sensing, polarimetry and satellite data reception. These materials are available in English and French.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    The Canada Science and Technology Museum's programs and workshops are designed to inspire students and bring your curriculum to life. Support materials, available upon reserving a program, help you to make the most of these unique educational experiences.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Discover a collection of school-related material from the Canada Science and Technology Museum, with a new virtual classroom resource for teachers.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Challenge students with these activities that help gain a better understanding of the tests and trials facing astronauts in space and the research scientists that support them here on earth. (Elementary and High school levels)
  • National Research Council Canada
    Discover something new going on in the sky above you with Dr. Ken Tapping, an astronomer who shows you how to enjoy the beauty and mysteries of the heavens with nothing more than binoculars.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Find lesson plans, student activities and links related to space exploration. Access registration information for the Canada Science and Technology Museum’s “Space Exploration” program.
  • National Research Council Canada
    Find facts, activities, national challenges and notable names in the areas of astronomy, biology and chemistry. Includes material for students and teachers at elementary and secondary levels.
  • Canadian Museum of Nature
    Bring nature into the classroom, or learn about it at the museum, with this collection of lesson plans, tours, glossaries, videos and activities covering biodiversity, native plants, climate change and much more.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    General information on various subjects in science, technology and engineering.
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    Tomatosphere is a research project that will involve about 13,000 Canadian classrooms this year. In 2011, students will have the opportunity to grow tomatoes from two sets of seeds. One set will be seeds which have been exposed to a simulated space environment and the other set will be the control group.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Classroom activity packages—available for free online. Virtual programs bring a part of the Canada Science and Technology Museum to you! Designed to be explored wherever you are — you will find the activities engaging and fun.
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum
    Increase your awareness of the consequences of global warming. Explore common elements of weather, the greenhouse effect, and climate change. Discover what we can all do to slow down the production of greenhouse gases and the resulting environmental damage.