Extra!

Keep your curiosity alive!

Looking for more things to do?

We’ve compiled a list of extra projects, activities, and resources for you to continue down your path of exploration. Keep improving your digital skills while thinking of new ways to help save the planet!

A special thank you to our #kids2030 Challenge Supporters, for providing these fun materials for you to discover.

Activity

AI for Oceans

Code.org

Learn about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, training data, and bias, while exploring ethical issues and how AI can be used to address world problems. When you use the AI for Oceans activity you are training real machine learning models.

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Video

What even is an algorithm?

Kids Code Jeunesse

What are algorithms? Are they ethical? Learn what an algorithm is, what goes on behind the screen, and find out how personalized search results, video recommendations, targeted ads are all decisions made by algorithms.

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Do Your :Bit

Micro:bit

Do your :bit is a global micro:bit challenge for 8 - 18 year olds. Use your imagination and creativity to come up with solutions for the Global Goals by tackling issues and innovating ways tech can make the world a better place. Opens January 2021.

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Ocean Plastics

Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Learn more about plastic pollution around the world in this video presented by researcher Dr. Chelsea Rochman- she’s been researching the sources and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for the past decade.

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Lesson

CS Fundamentals Unplugged

Code.org

Code.org has compiled a list of all of their unplugged lessons for teachers to use in their classroom, with a large focus on digital citizenship. Try using these lessons as a stand alone course or as complementary lessons for any computer science course.

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Critical Reflection

Ocean School

Dive into this video created by Ocean school to explore inquiry tools and how to reflect critically in problem-solving situations. Plastic is used as the case study as students explore strategies for critical reflection.

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Microplastic Research

Ocean School

Learn more about microplastics and their effects on the ocean with Ocean School. This video was created for Oceans Week 2020, and takes place at OceanWise’s Plastic Research Lab in Vancouver.

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Resource

Recycling Infrastructure and Plastic Waste Map

Closed Loop Partners

The U.S. and Canada Recycling Infrastructure and Plastic Waste Map by Closed Loop Partners’ Center for the Circular Economy highlights critical opportunities to recapture valuable plastics, and re-incorporate them into manufacturing supply chains.

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Resource

Climate Action Kit

InkSmith

The Climate Action Kit is a coding and STEM kit powered by the micro:bit that introduces students to climate change and the SDGs. It comes with interactive online teaching resources to support remote or hybrid learning environments.

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Activity

BackyardBio

Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

BackyardBio is a global nature campaign coming May 2021. All month long get outside and observe, photograph and share images of the wildlife you discover! Connect with naturalists and students worldwide, and learn more about biodiversity!

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Lessons

Ocean Defender

Sea Smart School

Get your kids engaged and learning with Sea Smart’s online programs! The Ocean Defender online course lets your child learn about the amazing animals that live in our oceans, the different threats they face, and what we can do to protect them.

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Lessons

Summer Camps

Sea Smart School

Wish your kids would spend less time on their phones and more time in nature? Sea Smart’s summer camps allow your kids to explore our beaches in a safe and fun outdoor environment, with interactive activities to teach them about our oceans.

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Community Conversations For Climate Change

World’s Largest Lesson

In this activity, students talk to members of their community about some of the environmental and climate change they have noticed since they were young.

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Earth It’s Everybody’s Home

World’s Largest Lesson

In this climate education activity, students use Google Earth tools to explore our natural world and learn more about the work of youth activists for climate change around the world.

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Workshop

Code in the Classroom: Scratch

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ)

In this workshop, students will work with a KCJ instructor to create their own plastics-themed Scratch coding activity addressing world issues and the SDGs. Free for Canadian grade 3-8 classes.

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Workshop

Code in the Classroom: AI & Ethics

Kids Code Jeunesse (KCJ)

In this workshop, a KCJ instructor will guide students through an ethical debate about the power of Artificial Intelligence systems, labour, consumption, and technology. Free for Canadian grade 7-12 classes.

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