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How Do Seasonal Changes Affect Plants and Their Habitats?

Student Resources

First Nations in British Columbia, Indigenous Plant Diva (Video 9:13 min)

Cease Wyss "Indigenous Plant Diva", is an urban Aboriginal single mother, video artist and community

leader. She shares her traditional knowledge of plants that can be found throughout the streets and

everyday spaces of Vancouver, reminding us that the medicines are all around us in our urbanized



Open School BC, Teachings of Respect, Nancy Turner, UVIc Ethnobotanist (Video 5.24 min)

Dr. Turner talks about the seasonal round; people’s connection to land, plants, and nature; sustainability;

and respect for all life forms.


Digital Inspiration, Time-Lapse Video — See One Year in One Minute (Video 1 min)

Timelapse video clips from Oslo, Norway that shows the changing seasons.


E-Flora of BC, Electronic Atlas of the Flora of BC

Electronic plant guide for BC. Students may need assistance navigating this website.

Teacher Resources

Open School BC, Question Cue: Plants and their Habitats

KidsGardening, Classroom Projects

An excellent website with detailed instructions for engaging, garden-related classroom activities along

with ideas for hands-on lessons.


North Dakota State University, Constructing a Terrarium

This webpage gives instructions and a materials list for building a terrarium.


Pioneer Thinking, Making Natural Dyes from Plants

Instructions on gathering plant material for dyeing and making dye solution are given in this website.


EBus Academy, Grade 4 Science, Weather

This website provides lessons on weather and habitats and includes an extensive list of related

web links.


Go Beyond

Interactive site on British Columbia’s recent plant and animal arrivals including how they fit, or don’t fit, in

our environment.

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