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Earth and Environmental Sciences


Nitrogen cycles through our ecosystems. It is an essential nutrient for many living things and plays a key role in the environment. However, too much nitrogen can be harmful.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Crazy Crop Conundrum! Climate Edition

Many environmental factors can impact plant growth, and as a farmer, you will have to look for genetic modifications that can help you grow the best crop this year!

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Sensitive Shells

Discover the impacts of ocean acidification by observing the effect of acidity on shellfish.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Salmon Shadow Food Chain Tower Activity

Students will conduct a simulation to demonstrate control of several variables in the ecosystem, where different scenarios will be used to demonstrate the positive and negative effects humans have on local ecosystems.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Salmon Sustainability

Students will learn about the habitat and lifecycle of Pacific salmon, the effects of climate change on salmon populations and the importance of sustainable fishing practices.


Food Web Jenga - Climate Change Extension

Students will learn about the importance of food webs and how climate change can disrupt them.

Earth and Environmental Sciences

Cookie Mining - Climate Edition

Students mine for chocolate chips in cookies, attempting to get as many chocolate chips as possible without damaging the cookie.


Cylinders and Everyday Structures (Grade 1)

Test different structures to see how strong they are!

Biology Volunteer Activities

Fat, Fur and Feathers

Students explore whether fat, fur and feathers keep them warm on snow/ice.

Physics Volunteer Activities

Conservation of Energy

Students learn about conservation of energy, measure the bounce of a ball at different heights and then use elastic potential energy to make a paper glider fly having kinetic energy.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Butterfly Life Cycle (With Video)

Students build a life cycle of a butterfly and then watch a 10 minute clip from the Carleton University Butterfly Show.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Digestive System (Grade 5)

Students model how food travels through our digestive system and do a digestive system art work.

Health Sciences

Blood Clots

This activity demonstrates the process of coagulation.

Biology Volunteer Activities

Bird's Nest

Students read a book about nests and then build their own bird's nest.

Earth & Environmental Volunteer Activities

Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Clay Pressings

Students will learn about biodiversity and ecosystems and create clay castings of leaves or seeds.