GAIA LEARNING RESOURCES
Huron Waves presents GAIA Adventure this June in Exeter and the Huron County Library is pleased to share a variety of resources related to the theme of this event. GAIA is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. It is a slowly revolving balloon measuring six metres in diametre and created from detailed photos of the Earth’s sueface shot from NASA missions. As students from across the County prepare for their GAIA adventure, teachers are welcome to explore these resources to help support the students’ learning adventure!
The following online resources can be accessed from our Online Resources page:
- PebbleGo: Interactive articles in Health, Science, and Animals for students Grades K-3. Access to this resource from home requires a username and password. Please contact your local library branch for this information.
- Global Road Warrior: A comprehensive resource for the traveller in you! Find out about holidays, festivals, culture, traditions, and information needed for planning and having a successful trip! Access to this resource from home will require a library card number.
- Mango Languages: Want to learn another language? Mango Languages offers lessons in conversations and communication over 70 world languages. Create an account to track your lessons and progress, or use the resource as a Guest.
- Hoopla: Looking to have a bookclub with your class, check out the resource Hoopla, which offers a wide variety of titles, with no holds! Create a Hoopla account, verify with your library card number and PIN and enjoy!
- Check out these resources from the Library’s collection about the environment and climate change
- Huron County Library Object Library: Check out bird watching kits and seeds to grow your own garden!
- Deforestation to Reforestation in Huron County
- Ausable Bayfield Conservation: Lesson plans and teacher resources
- TVO Kids: Our Planet
- Ask a Scientist: Get answers to your environmental questions
- NASA: Carbon and climate resources for students and educators
- Earth Day: Education Resource Library
- National Science Foundation: Earth and Environment Classroom Resources
- NASA: Climate Kids
- Mystery Science: Lessons for elementary teachers
Huron County Museum Ripple Effect
The Huron County Museum’s recent exhibit Ripple Effect explored the waterways in Huron County and they have shared some of the materials from the exhibit that teachers can print and use in the classroom.
- Take the Ripple Effect Pledge!
- Colour the Museum’s two-headed calf enjoying Lake Huron or this seagull cleaning up the beach.
- Make your own paper boat with these instructions.
- Learn more about Huron County’s waterways with these video presentations.
- Check out these resources from the Library’s collection about space, astronomy and the solar system
- Huron County Library Object Library: Borrow a telescope to explore space!
- Exploring Earth: Canadian Space Agency’s map of our planet
- Canadian Space Agency: Digital games and activities
- TVO Kids: Explore Space
- NASA: STEM lessons for educators
- NASA: Learning resources for students
- NASA: STEM by grade
- International Space Station: Earth from Space live stream
- Earthrise teaching resources: 22 ways to bring Earthwise into your classroom
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