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Biodiversity

Pier on one of the Great Lakes

Let's Talk Great Lakes Resources

Discover a set of resources designed to give you good background knowledge on all things Great Lakes!

Image of a tide pool

Diversity of Canada’s Marine Coastal Habitats

Learn about the plants and animals in Canada’s marine coastal habitats, and what you can do to protect them.

Ashley Noseworthy avec l'océan derrière elle

Ashley Noseworthy

CEO/Founder of Edgewise Environmental

I own and operate an environmental consultancy that helps companies reduce their underwater noise pollution.
Red jellyfish

Life in the Deep Sea

Learn about the unique creatures that live in deep sea ecosystems.

Tomatoes of different shapes, sizes and colours

Tomato Taxonomy

A look at the taxonomic classification of the tomato plant and the origin, history and development of tomatoes.

Timothy Burkhart

Query a Career Profile

Students will explore career profiles and relate them to what they are learning in science class.

Students collaborating

Introduction to the Fish Market Survey

In this introductory activity, students will read two articles about the issue of fish mislabelling and complete two graphic organizers to identify the issue, its implications and possible solutions. They will complete the organizers individually and in pairs, and then discuss the results with the whole class.

Red Onion, Parsnips, Lettuce

Vegetables

14 images of some plants such as carrots, cabbage and leeks whose roots, stems or leaves are used for food

DNA barcoding used to test food

The Classification of Life: From Linnaeus to DNA Barcoding

Learn about two taxonomy systems that scientists use to classify the life around us.

 Looking up in a forest

Talking Trees: How do Trees Communicate?

Humans use the internet to communicate. Similarly, trees use a complex underground network of fungi. These relationships are examples of symbiosis.

Cartoon mammoth

Should Scientists Clone Extinct Species?

Cloning makes it possible to bring extinct species back to life. But is that a good idea?

Iguana

Reptiles

10 images of some cold-blooded vertebrates such as snakes, lizards and alligators typically having dry, scaly skin

Fennel Seeds

Plants: Seeds

6 images of some seeds which are the fertilized part of a plant used for germinating new plants such as fennel, kiwis and pumpkins