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Science & Technology 11
Open School BC
 
Natural Resources and the Environment
 

Natural Resources and the Environment

Section 1: Major Natural Resources of British Columbia

Lesson A: What is a Natural Resource?

Wikipedia: Natural Resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_resource

Wikipedia: Non-Renewable Resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-renewable_resource

Wikipedia: Renewable Resources
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable_resource

The Canadian Encyclopedia: Resources
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006791

Lesson C: From Raw to Ready

How Pencils are Made
http://www.pencils.com/pencil-information/pencil-making

http://www.pencils.com/pencil-information/lets-make-pencil-video

How some common products are made
http://science.howstuffworks.com/question563.htm

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/flooring/how-is-carpet-made.htm

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/how-is-concrete-made.htm

http://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/construction/materials/how-is-ceramic-tile-made.htm

http://home.howstuffworks.com/drywall2.htm

http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/skin-and-makeup/lipstick2.htm

http://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/fur-info4.htm

http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/how-olive-oil-works1.htm

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/tire1.htm

http://manufacturing.stanford.edu/

Section 2: Natural Resource Management

Lesson A: An Introduction to Ecology

Ecosystems: Descriptions and Examples
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecosystem

http://www.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/habitat/habitat.html

http://www.ec.gc.ca/default.asp?lang=En&n=B3E05FF3-1

http://www.globalchange.umich.edu/globalchange1/current/lectures/kling/ecosystem/ecosystem.html

Food Chains and Food Webs
http://images.google.ca/images?q=food+chains&hl=en&safe=off&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=u8yNSuyxMIemMbGO2a8K&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_chain

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/foodchain/

http://www.vtaide.com/png/foodchains.htm

http://www.arcytech.org/java/population/facts_foodchain.html

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/food/food_menu.html

http://images.google.ca/images?hl=en&safe=active&q=food+webs&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=8s6NStS4JIe4Nt742a8K&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

Lesson B: Sustainability

General information on sustainability
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainability

http://www.olliesworld.com/planet/usa/info/index.htm

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Economy/Sustainability/

http://www.globalfootprints.org/page/id/7/5/

Lesson D: Natural Resource Management

Land Use Plans and Agreements
http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/slrp/whatis.html

Great Bear Rainforest
http://www.savethegreatbear.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Bear_Rainforest

http://www.sierraclub.bc.ca/great-bear-rainforest

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/campaigns/GBR-victory-webstory

Section 3: Our Impact on the Environment

Lesson A: Climate Change

General information on climate change and global warming
http://www.ec.gc.ca/cc/default.asp?lang=En&n=E584B5CF-1

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/climate/index.htm

http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/climatechange/

http://www.daversitycode.com/earthscope/

http://www.climatecrisis.net/thescience/

http://www.whrc.org/resources/online_publications/warming_earth/index.htm

http://www.ipcc.ch/

Lesson B: Taking Action Against Climate Change

The Kyoto Protocol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyoto_Protocol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_and_the_Kyoto_Protocol

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Climate_Change/Kyoto/

http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php

Climate Change Initiatives
http://ess.nrcan.gc.ca/cli/index_e.php

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/epd/climate/reduce-ghg/can.htm

http://www.livesmartbc.ca/plan/index.html

http://www.bcclimateexchange.ca/

http://climate.pembina.org/

Purchasing Carbon Offsets
http://www.pacificcarbontrust.ca/

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Publications/offset_vendors.asp

http://www.carbonneutral.com/

http://www.econeutral.com/buycredits.html

http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/traveller/zfp.html

Carbon calculators
http://www.livesmartbc.ca/homes/h_calc.html

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/

http://www.carbonfriendly.com/carbon-calculator/footprint/

http://www.fightglobalwarming.com/carboncalculator.cfm

Lesson C: The Mountain Pine Beetle

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/mountain_pine_beetle/

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/mountain_pine_beetle/video.htm

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/mountain_pine_beetle/video/A_MPB_BiologyAndCauses.wmv

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hre/bcmpb/FlightPics.htm

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfp/mountain_pine_beetle/links.htm

http://mpb.cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/biology/index_e.html

http://www.davidsuzuki.org/Forests/Canada/BC/Beetle/

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