1.1 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 1.1 Quiz - on Biomes.
· What’s it Like Where You Live? - good descriptions of worldwide biomes.
· Ecological Map of Canada - interactive map of Canada's biomes.
· Canada's Ecozones - click on a zone to discover more.
· Boreal Forest - a wonderful journey provided by the Atlas of Canada.
· Environment Canada Climate Data - get Canadian data all the way back to 1840.
· Climate Graphs of Canada - the average temperature and rainfall for many Canadian cities.
· Deception Island - along with an interesting climate, this island has a fascinating history.
· Deception Island Flora and Fauna - amazing underwater movies.
1.2 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
Section 1.2 Quiz - on
· Virtual Ecosystem - click "The Virtual Ecosphere" to begin experimenting with your very own ecosystem. Go ahead. Make your own!
· Ancient Farmers of the Amazon – Symbiosis Video - amazing relationship between leaf cutter ants and fungi.
· Ruminants – Symbiosis Video - a cow's digestive system is complex and involves a symbiotic relationship.
· What is Brood Parasitism? - very good photos of eggs, no wonder the birds are fooled!
· Toxic Newts – Video - a good example how a relationship between species can result in an "arms race".
2.1 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 2.1 Quiz - quiz on Energy Flow in Ecosystems.
Flow in Ecosystems Crossword
2.2 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 2.2 Quiz - on Nutrient Cycles in Ecosystems.
· Carbon Cycle "Movie" - actually an interactive flash object, the narrator "kids" are a bit childish, but the information and animations are well presented.
· Animated Carbon Cycle – Teacher Demo only… BC Science 10 Figure 2.27.
· Nitrogen Cycle Animation - watch the nitrogen cycle in action.
· Animated Nitrogen Cycle - Teacher Demo only… BC Science 10 Figure 2.37.
Animated Phosphorus Cycle - Teacher Demo only… BC Science 10 Figure 2.46.
2.3 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 2.3 Quiz - on Effects of Bioaccumulation on Ecosystems.
3.1 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 3.1 Quiz - on How Changes Occur Naturally in Ecosystems.
· Krakatoa: Volcano of Destruction - amazing video, animations and reconstructions.
British Columbia's Mountain Pine Beetle Video - (link at
bottom of page) - clearly explains the reasons for the epidemic, beetle
biology, how forests are attacked, and how forests will regenerate. This video
is slow to download, so it is recommended you download it ahead of time if you
plan to show this 9 minute video in class.
3.2 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
Be a Media Watchdog On
Environmental Issues - activity – page 135
· Section 3.2 Quiz - on How Humans Influence Ecosystems.
3.3 (pages may be downloaded and printed at home)
· Section 3.3 Quiz - on How Instroduced Species Affect Ecosystems.
· E-Flora BC Animated Maps - very cool animations of plant species and how they spreading in B.C.
· Footprint Calculator - the currency is in British pounds, but otherwise this is a very good calculator.