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Thème 1 : La diversité de la vie

Winter in the woods

Winter in the Woods Interactive

Interactives

Click around the interactive image below to learn more about animals that hibernate in Canadian winters.

Western Toad

Frogs, toads, salamanders, and newts, oh my!

Backgrounders

Learn about amphibians, their life in the coastal temperate rainforest biome, and how you can help them out!

Coyote walking through a park in Quebec

Coyotes: Coming to a town near you?

STEM Explained

Learn why coyotes are spreading in Canada and how this affects their relations with humans.

Dense tropical rainforest

Tropical Rainforest Biome

Backgrounders

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of tropical rainforest biome.

African savanna

Savanna Biome

Backgrounders

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the savanna biome.

Monument Valley, Arizona

Desert Biome

Backgrounders

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the desert biome.

Wild elk in boreal forest, Banff National Park

Boreal Forest/Taiga Biome

Backgrounders

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the boreal forest/Taiga biome and meet Anne-Claude Pépin who is a fire management technician.

Frobisher Bay near Baffin Island

Arctic Tundra Biome

Backgrounders

Learn about the location, plants, animals, human impacts and conservation of the arctic tundra biome.

guppies

Why are Guppies so Diverse?

STEM Explained

Different members of a species can have different traits. You can see this in a species found at your local pet store - guppies!

fossil plants and animals

Why Scientists Believe in Evolution

STEM Explained

Scientists have accumulated so much evidence in the theory of evolution that it is one of the most widely-accepted theories in science.

A pot of gold at the end of a rainbow

What's in a Rainbow?

STEM Explained

Rainbows are beautiful examples of optics in nature. We see them thanks to the reflection and refraction of visible light and water.

How do animals hide?

How do animals hide?

Hands-on Activities

Play a game of hide and seek to discover how animals can hide in plain sight!

Polar bear and two cubs

How do animals stay warm in the winter?

Hands-on Activities

Animals have some unique adaptations to stay warm. Discover what conduction of heat and insulation have to do with staying warm!

Woodpecker on a tree

Do Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

STEM Explained

Pecking puts a lot of force on a woodpecker’s brain. But scientists think woodpecker bodies are adapted to help keep them from being injured during pecking-related collisions.

Toad camouflage matches stone it is on

Animal Adaptations

Lessons

Students develop and apply collaboration & communication and computational thinking skills to learn the ways in which animals adapt to their environments.