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Educative episodes about climate change!

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Nature-Action Québec is pleased to present the project Climate change and me! We are proud of this new initiative, which aims to increase knowledge and encourage young people to learn about various phenomenons related to climate change.

 

We hope these capsules will teach you more about climate change and positively influence your lifestyle to help reduce greenhouse gas production and limit climate change.

 

We also offer four bonus scientific experiments in addition to the multiple experiments that are found in the videos and that you can redo at home. You can even test your new knowledge by answering the three questions available after each episode!

 

Ready to discover how you can protect the planet? Let’s go!

Our home, the planet Earth

This episode is an introduction to climate change from a scientific point of view. We will present the components of our terrestrial system, and the way climate change influences this system. We will explore the atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere, as well as how they interact and maintain life on Earth. We will also see how this balance is disturbed by the rise of temperatures. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 8-10 years

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An experiment to try at home

Here is a bonus experiment to have some more fun with the theme of the video : The change of water state!

 

Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

Greenhouse effect

Have you ever heard about climate change, and have you ever wondered what it means?  Well, today, we will learn more about the greenhouse gas effect, a natural process happening on Earth, and how it stabilizes global temperatures to sustain life. There is a delicate balance between stored heat in our atmosphere and heat escaping to space. This perfect level enables Earth to maintain life on this planet. However, humans’ actions have broken the balance of the natural greenhouse gas effect. We will see this process in action through a science experiment, and see the implications for the global temperatures of our planet. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 8-10 years

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An experiment to try at home

Here is a bonus experiment to have some more fun with the theme of the video : The greenhouse effect!

 

Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

The biomes and ecosystems

Do you know why seasons exist? Why it rains or snows more in certain areas of the world than others? Why we observe certain species of plants and animals only in certain places? It has almost everything to do with Earth’s position in relation to the Sun, and distances and angles at which the rays hit our atmosphere. Thanks to this process, Earth has a great variety of climates that are called biomes. In this episode, we will explore the different climatic regions and the main differences between the biomes, ranging from arctic tundra to tropical rainforests to deserts. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 5-7 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

The hydrological cycle

In this introduction to the hydrological cycle, we will follow a water droplet as it travels the planet, from solid ice to liquid to gaseous state. We will learn how clouds form, and how much water is available to humans, plants and animals. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 5-7 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

The role of plants in the fight against climate change

Photosynthesis is the process which allows plants to withdraw carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and transform it into food with the precious help of the sun’s energy. In this episode, we will discuss the importance of plants in the fight against climate change. The multiple advantages of plants will also be covered such as the way they contribute to reduce CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere, get better air quality, and lower ambiant temperatures around them. Finally, we will take a look at what cities do to reduce pollution and excessive heat. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 8-10 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

The impact of climate change on the planet

Climate change is a global phenomenon, which means it affects every human in a way or another. What could happen to ecosystems and populations if it keeps on going? Do higher temperatures simply mean that we can enjoy summer a little while longer? The fact is that when global temperatures rise, even by a fraction of a degree, it causes a chain reaction all around the globe, which is bad most of the times. In this episode, we will focus on how different regions and ecosystems react to changes in temperatures. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 10-12 years

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An experiment to try at home

Here is a bonus experiment to have some more fun with the theme of the video : Melting ice and Thermal expansion!

 

Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

Sources of energy

Wind, carbon, oil, water and sun. Humans use those natural resources to produce energy. What is energy, and why do we need it? In this episode, we will discover the different types of energy sources on Earth that we transform into fuel for our cars, planes and trucks, or to heat our homes, turn on lights and charge our electronic gadgets. We will see how wind power works with an experiment, and we will learn how renewable resources can be part of the solution in the fight against climate change. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 8-10 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here

The waste cycle

Have you ever asked yourself where your recyclables go or what happens to our waste or compostable matter when it leaves your home? In this episode, we will discuss the different cycles of waste and their implication for our planet. We will try to sort a plastic bottle, a banana peel and a candy wrapper into the right bin. Let’s see where our wastes end up! To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 5-7 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

Adaptation to climate change around the world

In this episode, we will travel across the globe to discover how different populations are affected by climate change. We will also take a look at how they adapt to it with ingenious ideas, proof that humans can be extremely creative. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 10-12 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

Think globally, act locally

When hearing about climate change, the intensity and frequency of natural disasters, the extinction of species, and the impacts of it all on human life, it can be overwhelming. It can also be misleading, and have us thinking that only grand actions, that require a lot of time, money, intelligence and abilities, can solve the problem. In this episode, we will talk about how every small gestures has, in fact, a huge and positive impact on the environment! We will explore different actions you and I can take as well as changes we can make to our lifestyle to help in the fight against climate change. To listen to the video, click here!

 

Target age group : 10-12 years

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Test your knowledge

Are you ready to push your learning a little further by answering a quick quiz? To get started, click here! 

Special thanks

Nature-Action Québec would like to offer its gratitude to the Conseil regional de l’environnement de Montréal, the Conseil regional de l’environnement de la Montérégie, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Government of Canada, without whom this project would not have been possible.

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We would also like to thank our partners who have contributed to the broadcast of our videos throughout Canada :

 

 

Thank you to the students of the Mosaïque school in Saint-Basile-le-Grand and the Vision St-Jean school in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu as well as to Emmerich MacIntyre, Alexys Livernois, Maxym Livernois and Évelyne St-Onge for their participation.

 

Thank you for contributing to the success of the project Climate Change and Me!

Merci !


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