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Green Teacher 51, Spring 1997


Climate of Change by Louise Comeau
With evidence of climate change mounting, 1997 is a good year for the world’s leaders– and for teachers and students– to begin to take action on protecting the earth’s atmosphere.

Cool Schools: What Can Schools Do About Global Warming by Tom Yohemas
Schools can take steps to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

Teaching About Climate Change: Mayonnaise Jar Greenhouse 
A simple experiment to demonstrate the concept of the Earth as a greenhouse.

Teaching About Climate Change: On the Move
How climate change might affect the migration and distribution of animals.

Teaching About Climate Change: Round Table on Climate Change 
By emphasizing consensus rather than winning or losing, round table discussions help students develop teh negotiation skills needed to implement solutions to climate change.

Teaching About Climate Change: Transportation and Climate Change 
Activity using full cost assessment to gain an understanding of the economic and environmental costs of vehicle ownership.

A New Kind of Bus Afoot: The Walking School Bus by Elise Houghton
Walking school buses offer cleaner air, safer streets and local action on global warming.

Can We Still Have Fun in the Sun by Keith C. Heidorn
Ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation and schoolyards.

Sun Shelter: A Schoolyard Respite from the Rays by Drew Monkman
A Sun Shelter provides a popular outdoor environment for students.

Discovering the Ancient Temperate Rainforests by Anne Lindsay
Two activities for Grades 3 to 8 that explore species adaptation and forestry issues in our rich North American rainforests.

Monument to a River by Bruce R. Dean
An interactive river sculpture provides lessons in the cultural and natural history of a local river.

Inside the Internet: Expeditions on the Net by Richard Kool
Use the web to accompany researchers and adventurers on electronic field trips around the world.

And as always, over 20 new educational resources are profiled and evaluated in this issue of Green Teacher.

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