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Classroom Lessons

Nourishing the Planet in the 21st Century

Soil science and sustainability

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A classroom resource on soil science and agricultural sustainability. This resource targets middle- and high-school students in Canada with engaging learning materials on the important role plant nutrients play in global food security and the creation and maintenance of green spaces.

4R Nutrient Stewardship

Introduces the 4R framework

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Introduces students to sustainable agriculture, more specifically 4R Nutrient Stewardship and its framework including using the 4Rs (Right Source at Right Rate, Right Time, Right Place).

Greener World

Lawns can help the environment

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Focuses on fertilizer use in lawns. Healthy grass reduces pollution, absorbs greenhouse gas, and produces an abundant supply of clean oxygen. Did you know that a 50-foot by 50-foot home lawn creates enough oxygen for a family of four every day?


An investigation for high school students to explore the science of water quality challenges in Lake Erie

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Lakes and clean water are important for drinking water, recreation and quality of life. It’s important to realize that the headwaters can impact water quality downstream. The main sources of water contamination include agriculture runoff, discharges from sewage treatment plants, and urban storm water runoffs.

Feeding the World & Protecting the Environment

A high school environmental science teacher supplemental resource

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