Patterns in Physical Geography Natural Resources
If you are following the sample unit produced by the Ministry of Education, click HERE for a page of links directly related to the activities.
How Far Is It? This service uses data from the US Census and a supplementary list of cities around the world to find the latitude and longitude of two places, and then calculates the distance between them (as the crow flies). It also provides a map showing the two places.
CIA World Factbook
Teachers! Link to a lesson plan on this topic.
Math Hunt Game - Natural Disasters "From fountains of lava to waves 100 feet high, planet Earth has more than its share of surprises. So join me, Webster, as we travel around the World Wide Web and brave some of the worst recorded disasters of all time. At each stop on our Hunt, we'll use the facts we find to solve a math question. Every question is worth 20 points. Sound intriguing? Then grab your survival kit and let's go!"
Natural Hazards - from a Canadian point of view (version française)
Stop Disasters! - a disaster simulation game from the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (version française)
Savage Earth (from PBS) - earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis
Real-time Earthquake Map - from the US Geological Survey
Exploring Earth Hazards (from the US Geological Survey)
The WWW Tsunami Information Resource
Tornado Project Online
Canadian Avalanche Centre
Global Fire Monitoring (from NASA)
Earthweek - A Diary of the Planet
Satellite Images of Environmental Change (from the US Geological Survey)
Make A Quake - an earthquake simulator (from the Learning Channel)
Environmental Organization Web Directory
National Geographic Map Machine - Generate physical and human geography thematic maps.
Change in Canada - (English and French) - from Natural
Weather and Climate Change - from the UK Environmental Change Network
Climate Change (from the Environment Canada) (version française)
A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change - from the US Environmental Protection Agency
Climate Change - from EcoKids Online - topics include; Climate Change: An Introduction, EcoClimates of Canada, Eco-files: The Case of the Warming Planet, Climate Change Quizzes, and more!
Zerofootprint: Kids Calculator - Respond to the questions to see if you are environmental friendly.
Journey to Planet Earth - from PBS - "A voyage of discovery about the planet we inhabit."
Canadian Forest Service - from Natural Resources Canada - English and French
Water for Tomorrow - a part of the York Region's Water Supply Project. Try an on-line version of the Water Quiz.
The Story of Water - includes information about the water cycle, use, conservation, quantity and quality (from EcoKids)
Water Conservation Around the House - from EcoKids
The Sydenham River - Strathroy Middlesex Museum has put together a virtual exhibition on the history, geology and biology of the Sydenham River Watershed in southwestern Ontario. The site was written specifically for the Ontario curriculum, and contains a Teacher’s Corner that shows educators how the various vignettes allude to the curriculum. English and French
Great Lakes - "Working Towards and Healthy and Sustainable Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem" - by Environment Canada (version française)
The Watershed Game Would you make the best decisions in managing a watershed? Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices!
THE GREENS - a site
for kids about looking after the planet. Explore green living - sustainability,
ecology, environmental care and social equity (from PBS)