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Should humans intervene in nature?

Should humans intervene in nature?


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About This Lesson

Activity: Ethical interventions

Description | 60 minutes

Activity description: Ethical reflection - Students practice their ethical reasoning skills using the case studies presented in the media. They explore the question: Should humans intervene in nature?

Media description: Should we intervene in nature to solve a problem? Explore five real-life problems where humans have intervened in nature and share what you think.

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About Ocean School

This is a free educational resource from the Canadian Government about the ocean, through the Ocean Frontier Institute at Dalhousie University and the National Film Board of Canada. Ocean School provides free, media-rich, ocean-based resources in multiple subjects for students in grades 5–12. Created by educators, scientists and storytellers, these interactive learning materials help students understand our influence on the ocean and the ocean’s influence on us.

Available in French

Check out the Resources tab for the French activity sheets and media.
Or check out the French Ocean School page.

Please note: Ocean School activities are not stand-alone lessons (they do not cover all aspects of one topic or subject) but instead supplement learning through dynamic and engaging experiences.


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