Climate Change

Climate Change e-Cards

You will be writing a ‘Call to Action’ eCard to a political leader or a editor of a newspaper. This eCard will be sent, so you will need to be concise and knowledgeable about the topic. To gain this knowledge you will be completing Green Learning’s information gathering and eCard generator.  Our login for the class is ‘cayuga-1’ and the password is ‘BigKatydid72’.

Library Activity:  Your Carbon Footprint

Click on the following link and download the worksheet to find your carbon footprint (pdf version).

You may use the following links to help you…

Graphing:  Toronto, Then and Now

Using Investigating Science 10 (our textbook) go to page 270-271.  Create two climatographs for climate data sets (1840-1859) and (1971-2000).  After completing the graphs answer the questions (7-12).

Quick Lab: Climate and Tree Growth

Turn to page 297 in ‘Investigating Science 10’ .  Read the information and complete the procedure and questions.  Hand in work.

Reading: Anthropogenic Effect

Read 296-302 do Q1-5 and then read and note 303-305


Computers: The World of Recycling

Types of Plastics

1.  There are seven types of plastics.  Your job is to find out what each type of plastic is made of, what this plastic is used to make and when it is recycled, what is it re-created as?   Download ‘Plastic Recycling’, fill it in electronically, then email it to me (

2.  Haldimand has a curb-side recycling program, what plastics are recycleable in this area?  Does this surprise you?  If there are some that are not recycled is there a place in Ontario to recycle these?

3.  Everyone has a cell phone (along with other electronic devices).  Go to this website and write down 4 facts about cell phones that will make you recycle these devices.

4.  Toronto has a new recycling initiative for electronics.  Go to and cruise their website.  What do they recycle?  Is there any cost to you (why)?

SMARTboard:  Temperature, Heat and Heat Transfer

Read the information sheet on‘Temperature, Heat, and Heat Transfer’.  Next read and note the information from the Heat Transfer Interactive. Complete the worksheet.

Physical Lab: Modelling a GreenHouse

Turn to page 287 in the ‘Investigating Science 10’ textbook.  Complete all steps of the procedure and then work through the questions (9-14).  All questions will be handed in.

Reading: Hydrosphere and Atmosphere

Read and note pages 280-85 and 310-17.

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