At-home learning resources from Learning for a Sustainable Future
Welcome back to Fall week 2 of Learning Inside Out! We hope that whether you are learning from inside school, outdoors, at home or online, you are feeling safe, supported and engaged in learning.

We continue to recommend outdoor learning as a tool for safe learning and engagement, and propose that any space outdoors is a place where rich and meaningful learning opportunities are bound to take place!

We hope that these resources continue to offer some creative options to engage students and support parents, teachers and students this fall.
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Below you will find a selection of activities, broken down by various grade levels. These guides will be released weekly and archived on our Learning Inside Out page, so you can always access the full catalogue.

All activities have been modified from resources on our R4R database, simplified and adapted for both outdoor learning in the school yard or at-home as needed. The activity descriptions below should contain all the information and links that you need!

If you'd like to view the full original resource on R4R, including curriculum connections for every province/territory, click the activity title.

We want this guide to work for you, so your feedback is invaluable to us.
Use the feedback button at the bottom of this Guide, or email us at We would also love to see photos of students engaging in the activities, please e-mail us any pictures or videos you have!
Week 2: Hot Topic: Ozone Day
The United Nations International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated each year around the world on September 16.

This international treaty was enacted to protect the ozone layer by eliminating the use of ozone-depleting substances and has led to the phase-out of 99 per cent of ozone-depleting chemicals in refrigerators, air-conditioners and many other products.

This year’s theme, “Ozone for Life”, celebrates over 3 decades of global ozone protection and provides a reminder of the need to keep up the momentum to ensure healthy people and a healthy planet.
This resource aims at educating students about the protective role of the ozone layer and the causes and consequences of its depletion. Through a variety of practical, hands-on activities, students learn concrete and simple solutions to help protect the ozone layer and ways to enjoy the sun safely. The classroom activities teach students simple protection steps they can take to help reduce their UV health risks and from the harmful effects of the sun.

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Grades 3-5
Ozzy Ozone and Alberta the Albatross take students on a voyage of discovery to learn what is attacking the ozone layer. This animated video informs students about the role the ozone layer plays in protecting us from the sun's rays, the natural consequences of the depletion of this natural shield and, most importantly, what actions they can take to help make a difference.

Some pre/post viewing discussion questions:
        1. What are some things that harm the ozone?
        2. How does ozone and UV rays affect us?
        3. What are some substances that harm ozone and where do they come from?
        4. What are some effects of UV rays?
        5. What are some ways to protect yourself from UV rays?

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Through interactive play on a life-sized game board, students are introduced to three of the most common greenhouse gases and the role these have in the natural and enhanced greenhouse effect. Students add or remove greenhouse gases from their shared atmosphere to experience the effects of human actions. The purpose of the game is to become familiar with the human activities that either increase or decrease the amount of greenhouse gases emissions released into the atmosphere.

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Around 30 years ago, scientists found a massive and growing hole in the ozone layer. How is it doing today? This video presents a quick and concise overview of the ozone layer - what it is, what caused the thinning of the ozone layer, the international response to that thinning (Montreal Protocol), and the current state of the ozone layer.

Have students watch the video to develop their understanding of the ozone layer.

Have students discuss:
  1. The links between ozone-depleting chemicals and climate change.
  2. The causes and effects of the Earth's ozone holes.
  3. What they believe needs to be done locally.

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