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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!

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.
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.

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.

Dragonfly

What is an Insect?

The What is an Insect? e-book explores the amazing world of insects while showing the characteristics and diversity of insects.

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.

Boreal Forest

Plants: Biomes

9 images of plants in some large naturally occuring habitats called biomes such as tundra, grasslands and boreal forests

Green tree frog

Amphibians

12 images of some cold-blooded animals such as frogs and newts classified as amphibians that can live in the water or on land

 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.

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.

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