Energy, Water, and Waste Lessons


Lesson Plans:

Access to Food

Appliance Explosion

Community mapping

Creating Circle Graphs

Passive Solar House

Passive Solar House – Powerpoint

Solar Panels and Their Impact on the Environment

Solar Water Heater

Oil Sands: The Case for Caution – Video

Oil Sands: The Case for Caution – Video Script

Oil Sands: The Case for Caution – Powerpoint

Uranium – Video

Uranium – Video script



Food Miles: How We Eat

Heating – Home Energy (Simple)

Heating – Home Energy (Math-based)

Home Electricity Audit

Lighting and Lights Out – For School

Lights Out – For School (Detailed)


Turn Down the Thermostat

Lights Half Off

Turn It Off – Computers

Turn It Off – Phantom Load

Turn It Off – Vehicle Engines

Bike, Walk, or Board

Play Outside Days

How We Eat

Climate Change

Lesson Plans:

Climate Change – Evaluating Information Sources

Weather vs. Climate

Ecological Footprint Games

Climate Change – Video

Climate Change – Video Script

Climate Change –Powerpoint

Power of One


Lesson Plans:

Saving Water

Water Calculation Workstation

How Does Water Move Through a Watershed

How to Fix a Leaking Toilet


Water – For Home

Leaking Toilets and Taps – For School


Clean and Green

Refillable Water Bottle

Schoolyard Naturalization


Lesson Plans:

How Things Compost

Vermicomposting: Composting with Worms

How to Compost Outdoors

Sending an Environmental Message Through Visual Art


School Waste (Simple)

Garbage Sort


Garbage Free Lunch

Alternative Gift Giving