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The FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

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Free online physical geography text book created by Dr. Michael Pidwirny & Scott Jones University of British Columbia Okanagan. Has important chapters on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and the lithosphere that helps support Sask curriculum. 


The website also includes another textbook that appears to still be in the works called Understanding Physical Geography.


Most of the resources on this website are just text and diagrams, but it is a very good and comprehensive resource for physical geography. Both teachers and students can view this eBook freely so check it out.

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FOREST FAST BREAK: Clearcutting

Learn about clearcutting -- why it is used to manage some forests and how those forests are regenerated.
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The man who planted trees - pay it forward to the year 4012: David Milarch at TEDxSanJoseCA

David Milarch is the co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive and a pioneer in the cloning of ancient trees. He has dedicated his life to replanting th
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Canada's Sustainable Forests: topics including timber, biodiversity and the boreal forest

Discover sustainable forestry in Canada and learn why Canada is the global leader in sustainable forest management. An example of Canada's innovation i
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NPP has maxed out in spite of warming.mp4

NPP is Net Primary Production. It is basically how much net carbon is stored by the biosphere. It has been found that not all the fossil fuel carbon goe
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Grow Regina

Enhancing the social, economic and cultural well-being ​of Regina residents through community gardening
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A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Ron Finley

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty an
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A legendary TED Talk guest Ron Finley and his talk about urban gardening. 
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Soil Erosion Round the World - Causes and Solutions | Global 3000

The Orinoco Basin extends across Veneuela and Colombia. The river's delta is covered with tropical rain forest. For many years now, colossal palm oi
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Soil erosion around the world and some methods for reducing the impact of soil erosion. 
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Prairie Annual Average Temperature Map

Prairie Annual Average Temperature Map | Saskatchewan Environmental Science Resources | Scoop.it
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Annual average temperature zones for the prairies. 
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Ecozones of Saskatchewan

Ecozones of Saskatchewan | Saskatchewan Environmental Science Resources | Scoop.it
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Maps for the Ecozones and Ecoregions of Saskatchewan
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Forest Floor - In the Ecosystem

At the UBC Farm, deciduous and coniferous trees have different impacts on the forest floor. However, Dr. Margaret Schmidt notices how earthworms hav
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Discussion on the importance of soil in the Forest Ecosystem
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Bill Nye the Science Guy S03E04 Rocks & Soil

Full Episodes of Bill Nye the Science Guy tv series
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Bill Nye Rocks and Soil episode
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The Secret to Rising Sea Levels - Thermal Expansion

TWEET IT - http://clicktotweet.com/dA2l4 So you've heard about Global Climate Change, and how it's causing our sea level to rise, but do you know the rea
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Explanation of thermal expansion and how on a large scale it will effect sea level rise. 
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What Is A Watershed?

A shed that holds water? Nope. Everyone in the world lives in a watershed. Watch this short video to learn what a watershed really is.
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How does climate change affect biodiversity?

What is climate change and why does it receive so much attention these days? Human activities are heating up Earth, with far-reaching consequences, changin
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Sustainable Forestry - the Swedish model.mov

The film explains how the Swedish forestry is governed to be sustainable. Copyright: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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Energy Flow in Ecosystems

008 - Energy Flow in Ecosystems In this video Paul Andersen explains how energy flows in ecosystems. Energy enters via producers through photosynthesis o
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Photosynthesis | Photosynthesis in plants | Photosynthesis - Biology basics for children | elearnin

Photosynthesis | Photosynthesis in plants | Photosynthesis - Biology basics for children | Science | elearnin Photosynthesis Hello Kids .... Do you know ho
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Basics of photosynthesis. The video is meant for younger kids, but it still provides a solid overview of the topic. It's good right up until the end. Near the end it mentions mushrooms and Venus fly traps and the information isn't quite right.
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Benefits of Urban Forests

Do you love the trees in your neighborhood? We do! In fact, we love trees in all neighborhoods. Why? Urban forests are essential to our health, happiness
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Erosion and Soil

Check out our channel FunScienceDemos: https://www.youtube.com/user/funsciencedemos Jared explains why erosion occurs more slowly when soil is paired wit
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Great idea for a soil water erosion demo in class. Shows how vegetation cover reduces the amount of soil erosion. 
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How to Use pH Litmus Strips to Measure pH in Vegetable Garden Soil - The Rusted Garden 2013

I show you how to use pH test paper or litmus paper to test the pH of vegetable garden soil. I show you how to set up the soil for testing and how to us
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How to test the pH of your soil using litmus paper.
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Surface Soil Colours of Saskatchewan

Surface Soil Colours of Saskatchewan | Saskatchewan Environmental Science Resources | Scoop.it
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A map that displays the different surface soil colours of Saskatchewan.
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Percolation rate in different types of soil | Soil | Biology

In this activity, we measure the percolation rate of different kinds of soils like sandy soil, loamy soil and clay. Percolation rate is the speed at whic
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Nice quick demo on the percolation rates of different soil textures.
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The Five Factors of Soil Formation

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A good discussion of the 5 factors that affect soil formation.
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University of Saskatchewan Soil Science

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The University of Saskatchewan's College of Agriculture and Bioresources website on soils!
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Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan | AITC

Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan | AITC | Saskatchewan Environmental Science Resources | Scoop.it
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan connects kids and agriculture through innovative, experiential, curriculum-based programs and resources. Learn more
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Agriculture in the Classroom Website.
This website has free lesson plans, educational kits that can be ordered, and people to contact. 
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