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The Canadian Shield: Climate Teacher Centre


Web Links

These Web sites will provide you with background information.



Web Links

Acid Rain

Acid rain is a major problem in some regions of the Canadian Shield because the lakes have granite lakebeds. Learn the facts about acid rain and what is being done to solve the problem from this Web site from Environment Canada. At the Kids' Corner link, there is an explanation of pH and how acid rain affects forests, ecosystems, and human health. There are also activities and experiments for students to try.

Ice Roads

The climate of the Canadian Shield is so cold that in some regions special ice roads are built in the winter to facilitate transportation. At this Web site, students can discover the routes of the major ice roads in the Northwest Territories and why these roads are needed in this cold climate.