This is My Planet
Author: Jan Thornhill
Publisher: Maple Tree Press (2007)
Offers a clear and fascinating view of our world's amazing interconnections. By seeing how we fit in, readers will discover how even small actions can add up to big changes.
One Well - The Story of Water on Earth
Author: Rochelle Strauss
Publisher: Kids Can Press (2007)
Imagine for a moment that all the water on Earth came from just one well. This isn't as strange as it sounds. All water on Earth is connected, so there really is just one source - one global well - from which we all draw our water. Great facts too.
Ryan and Jimmy and the Well in Africa that brought them together
Author: Herb Shoveller
Publisher: Kids Can Press (2006)
"Never,ever, did Ryan think he would meet Jimmy". Ryan and Jimmy had hit off instantly as pen pals. Now, in Agweo, Uganda, they meet. What started as a simple wish - a wish for a well - has brought Ryan halfway round the world to meet his friend. The story of how 6 year old Ryan Hreljac started a dream to bring clean water to people without.
If the World were a Village
Author: David J Smith
Publisher: Kids Can Press (2005)
At the moment, there are more than 6 billion people on the planet! It's hard to picture so many people at one time - but what if we imagine the world as a village of just 100 people? Learn about who we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, what languages we speak and more.
Weird Weather - Everything you didn't want to know about Climate Change but probably should find out
Author: Kate Evans
Publisher: Groundwood Books(2007)
The story of climate change is told in the form of a graphic novel (comic). The book takes the form of a discussion among an idealistic teenager asking questions, a goofy scientist giving answers, and a fat cat, businessman nay-sayer who is depicted in the first few pages as holding his ears saying “La la la la I’m not listening!” while scientists and world leaders declare that global climate change is, indeed, a problem that must be dealt with.
Recycle! A Handbook for Kids (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out
Science 2) (Ages 4-8)
Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Little, Brown (1996)
How does an item get recycled? The book has neat facts about garbage and tips
for kids to help clean up the environment. Great illustrations.
Where does the Garbage Go? (Ages 5-9)
Author: Paul Showers
Publisher: Harper Trophy (1994)
Descriptive story about garbage and recycling starts with way things used to
be and moves on to recycling, incineration and landfill and their related issues.
A River Ran Wild (Ages 6-9)
Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Voyager Books (2002)
Describes the ecological history of a river from 1500’s until today and how
people of diverse backgrounds (descendants of European settlers, Native Americans)
joined together to fight pollution and restore the health and beauty of the
Nashua River and its environment.
The Great KaPok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rainforest (Ages
Author: Lynne Cherry
Publisher: Voyager Books (2000)
The story tells of a man chopping down a tree in the rainforest. He stops and
takes a nap and the inhabitants of the rainforest come down and tell him of
the importance of their home. Good descriptions of the native wildlife, great
Tree of Life: The Incredible Biodiversity of
Life on Earth (Ages 9-12)
Author: Rochelle Strauss
Publisher: Kids Can Press (2004)
Describes the 5 kingdoms of the scientific classification (with examples).
Discusses habitat loss and its effect on biodiversity, how you can protect
the environment. Excellent illustrations.
Journal of Environmental Education
Referred journal with articles researchers, teachers, scholars and post-secondary
students, published once a year.
EnviroZine – Environment
Canada’s On-line Magazine
This on-line magazine touches on hot topics, Youth Pages, games with facts.
They keep a directory of past issues with respect to youth, lots of links to
youth orientated web sites.
Media Group – Films for the Humanities and Sciences – K-8 Science
This is a listing of films available in many formats on a wide range of topics.
Weather: An Introduction
Where on Earth does the temperature drop to –128 degrees Fahrenheit? What is a wind farm? And how does rain look from an ant’s perspective? This program provides a thorough overview of the causes and effects of the Earth’s weather. and the effects of extreme heat and cold, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Appropriate for middle school.
This site has hundreds of videos (and DVD's) on a huge variety of topics. Choose
either by subject matter (for example global warming) or by searching for key
words. Narrow down your choices by selecting the grade level. Everything from Bill
Nye the Science Guy’s Pollution Solution to documentary style productions
from Discovery Channel is here.
For the little folks there are even live action videos of garbage truck tours
with Winky and Blinky.