RBG at Home – for Teachers
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No matter where you are, your class can interact with our educators and scientists and explore topics like biodiversity, conservation, botany, plant ecology and the environment.
Connect to the local environment using these place-based resources from Royal Botanical Gardens and Cootes Paradise Marsh. Dive deeper into biodiversity and human impacts on wetlands before or after your class trip to RBG or for a project or inquiry.
This project was undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été réalizé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada.
Curriculum-connected lessons with real-world examples! Check back for more plans coming soon.
|Invasive Species: Common Carp||Combining primary data and research with a format that works for learning at home, this lesson about the challenge posed by Invasive Species meets Ontario Curriculum expectations for Grade 6 Science and Language.||Grade 6||Download Files|
|The Wild Debate||Cootes Paradise Nature Sanctuary is one of North America’s largest freshwater rehabilitation projects. Surrounded by two major cities, its future will be determined by the decisions that humans make about its use. Students will explore the future of this unique place from multiple points of view and make proposals about the future of the marsh.||Grade 6||Download Files|
|Build a Habitat||Students will learn about the food chain that supports an important bird of prey, the Bald Eagle. They will then conduct research about an animal of their own choosing and demonstrate their learning by creating a model habitat.||Grade 4||Download Files|
|Construire un habitat||Les élèves découvriront la chaîne alimentaire sur laquelle repose un grand oiseau de proie, le pygargue à tête blanche. Ils effectueront ensuite une recherche sur un animal de leur choix et montreront ce qu’ils ont appris en créant un habitat modèle.||Grade 4||Download Files|
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