These activities will help explain and reinforce topics studied in the Freshwater and Saltwater Systems unit. Clicking on the links on this page will open a new window.

The Water Cycle, on-line animation explains the water cycle

Droplet and the Water Cycle Game

The Water Cycle an on-line animation

Fresh vs. Salt Water, an on-line animation

Tides Simulator You will need to know your Learn Alberta username and password to access this site, if you don't know them ask your teacher.

Ocean Waves

The United Nations Atlas of the Oceans

Oceans Alive

About Ice Flows, on-line animation

Polar Ice, an on-line animation

About Sea Ice

About Ice Sheets

Ice Shelves, an on-line animation

About Ice Shelves

How Icebergs are Formed, on-line animation

About Icebergs

Ice Caps, an on-line animation

This website uses satelite images to show how sea ice levels in the arctic have changed over 25 years. You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

This website shows a visualization created by NASA that shows the amount of global rainfall over a 20 year period. You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Lifecycle of a Glacier

About Glaciers, an on-line animation

All About Glaciers

Slide Show with Photographs documenting how Glaciers are changing due to Climate Change

Global Water Distribution You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Mid-Ocean Ridges

Wave Animation You might have to create a free account on the Teacher's Domain Website to use this activity

Tides

Ocean Currents

Environment Canada Water Website

Canada's Aquatic Environments

Hydraulic Energy

Energy from the Oceans

The Story of Bottled Water (and the environmental cost)

Water Treatment, Reservoir to Tap

Ocean Pollution

Secrets at Sea Game

Water Alert Game

The UN Water Footprint of Production

Before and After Photos of the Japan Tsunami
Before and After 1
Before and After 2
Before and After 3