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Let's Talk Misinformation: Resources

Discover a set of resources to get you thinking about misinformation and its spread in advance of the symposium Let's Talk Misinformation.

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What are rocks?

Learn about the types of rocks, the rock cycle, and weathering and erosion.

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Let's Talk Space Exploration Resources

Discover a set of resources to develop background knowledge on the topic of space exploration.

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Canada Goes to the Moon!

Learn about Canada’s new role in space exploration, what we plan to achieve on and around the Moon.

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Fibonacci and Golden Ratio

Learn about the Fibonacci sequence and its “golden” relationship to shapes in the world of beauty and nature.

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Let's Talk Climate Change: Resources

Discover a set of resources to give you background knowledge on climate change.

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Green Careers

Discover some of the many STEM-focused careers dealing with the environment and climate change.

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Sample Size And Reproducibility

Learn how scientists use sample size and reproducibility to develop experiments.

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Earth Month: Green Energy

An overview of environmentally-friendly ways to generate electricity and power our vehicles

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Plant Pigments

Why are there so many colours of plants? Learn about plant pigments and their role in plants.

Pepper plants on the ISS

Tropisms in Plants

Learn about the different ways that plants move in response to their environments.

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Earth Month: Climate Change

Discover the probable causes, likely effects, and potential ways to mitigate climate change.

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Light & Plants

Learn about the process of photosynthesis and how it is affected by light levels.

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Earth Month: Water

Discover the issues surrounding water today, and learn what you can do to help.