Environmental Science - Class IX Resources

The following list of online resources are provided as a sample of curated resources. New resources shall be added as we come across interesting and relevant online materials.

1. Environmental Science Textbook for Classes XII (2018), REC

Description: Environmental Science Textbook for Class IX encapsulates all the contents and acts as a reference resource.

Core Concepts: 

Link: Web page link on environmental science textbook for classes XII(2018), REC.

2. New Normal Curriculum Framework of Science (2020)

Description: The IG is developed based on the NNC Framework of Science.

Core Concepts: 

Link: PDF on Science Curriculum Framework

3. My Map

Description: Exposes learner to explore the location of the desired biogeographic zones.

Core Concepts: Chapter 1: Ecosystem

Link: Web page link on google maps

4. What is a Biome?

Description: Defines biomes and introduces to different types of biomes.

Core Concepts: Biogeographical Zones and Biomes.

Link: Web page link on what is a biome?

5. The Eight Biogeographical Realms of the World

Description: The video takes us through the eight biogeographical zones of the world.

Core Concepts: Biogeographical Zones and Biomes.

Link: Video on the eight biogeographical realms around the world

6. Interactions in Communities

Description: Provides background information to interactions occurring between various organisms.

Core Concepts: Biogeographical Zones and Biomes

Link: Web page link on interactions in communities

7. What is an Ecosystem?

Description: Defines ecosystem and provides overview of various types of the ecosystem.

Core Concepts: Biogeographical Zones and Biomes

Link: Web page link on what is an ecosystem?

8. The Role of Tigers in the Ecosystem

Description: Provides the ecological niche of the tigers.

Core Concepts: Biogeographical Zones and Biomes

Link: Web page link on the role of tiger in the ecosystem

9. The Cattle Egrets, an Intelligent Relief for the Bulls

Description: The video takes us through the interactions between the cattle egrets and cattle.

Core Concepts: Chapter 2: Balance in Nature

Link: Video on the cattle egrets, an intelligent relief for the bulls

10. Activity-interactions among organisms (students)

Description: Provides detailed instruction for the students to role play various types of organismal interactions.

Core Concepts: Interdependence in Nature: Organism Interaction

Link: Web page link not available

11. Homeostasis

Description: Provides definition of homeostasis and examples.

Core Concepts: Homeostasis

Link: Web page link on ecosystem homeostasis: definition & examples

12. The vegetation status of regrowth forests in abandoned farmlands in the subtropical forest of Eastern Bhutan Himalaya

Description: The regrowth forests reveal robust recovery of old-growth species and growth of unique species.

Core Concepts: Ecological Resilience

Link:  link on taiwania.ntu.edu.tw/pdf/tai.2020.65.336.pdf

13. Natural Resources for Kids: Teach your kids and Students about Earth’s Natural Resources.

Description: An overview on natural resources. Teaching students about earth’s natural resources in a visual mode.

Core Concepts: Chapter 3:People and Environment , Classification of Natural Resources

Link: Video on natural resources

14. What is a Resource?

Description: The video explains about resources and the difference between synthetic and natural resources.

Core Concepts: Classification of Natural Resources.

Link: Video on what is a resource?

15. Ecosystem Services: Biodiversity and Nature Provide Countless Benefits for Humans

Description: This video illustrates how biodiversity and nature provide countless benefits for humans.

Core Concepts: Human Dependence on Natural Resources

Link: Video on ecosystem services : biodiversity and nature provide countless benefits for humans

16. Ecosystem Services in Brief

Description: This video depicts the example where ecosystem services have worked well.

Core Concepts: Human Dependence on Natural Resources.

Link: Video on ecosystem services in brief

17. How Trees Help Create the Fresh Water Supply

Description: This video link displays an evidence of how trees help create the freshwater supply. It supports the provisions of the forest ecosystem in maintaining water supply.

Core Concepts: Human Dependence on Natural Resources.

Link: Video on how trees help create the fresh water supply

18. What are Ecosystem Services?

Description: In this animation, researchers from Eurac Research and their partners explain what ecosystem services are.

Core Concepts: Human Dependence on Natural Resources

Link: Video on what are ecosystem services?

19. A History of Human Impact on the Natural World

Description: This video supports the drawing of a timeline on the utilization of natural resources in human history.

Core Concepts: Natural Resources and Human Societies- The Changing Relation.

Link: Video on a history of human impact on the natural world

20. Global Change: An Overview’: Human Population Growth and Consumption, Energy use, Land use Changes, and Pollution

Description: The article relates to the global changing trends of the utilization of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Natural Resources and Human Societies- The Changing Relation.

Link: Web page link on global change

21. Causes and Effects of Migration

Description: Visual learning evaluates both the causes and effects of migration on the environment and livelihood.

Core Concepts: Migration and its Impact on Livelihood and Environment.

Link: Web page link on causes and effects of migration

22. The Impacts of Migration: An Analysis

Description: The video elucidates the impact of migration.

Core Concepts: Migration and its Impact on Livelihood and Environment.

Link: Video on the impacts of migration an analysis.

23. A video About Resource Depletion. Are We Too Late? Can We Change Our Ways?

Description: This video is a resource designed to encourage a dialogue about how we impact everything around us and how we need to be thinking about the future.

Core Concepts: Chapter 4:Natural Resources Degradation, Causes and Impacts of Natural Resources Degradation

Link: Video on a video about resource depletion. Are we too late? Can we change our ways?

24. Depletion of Natural Resources at Goa, India – a Case Study

Description: This is a case study on the depletion of natural resources at Goa, India.

Core Concepts: Causes and Impacts of Natural Resources Degradation.

Link: PDF link on depletion of natural resources

25. Going, Going Gone: Natural Resource Depletion

Description: The video highlights that natural resources are precious and in danger of disappearing. It denotes that natural resources are limited, it's critical to preserve and protect them.

Core Concepts: Causes and Impacts of Natural Resources Degradation.

Link: Video on going, going gone: natural resource depletion

26. Natural Resource Depletion- The Global Problem

Description: This video is an awareness about the natural resource depletion at the global level.

Core Concepts: Causes and Impacts of Natural Resources Degradation.

Link: Video on natural resource depletion - the global problem

27. Conservation of Natural Resource: Elearning Science

Description: This video emphasizes on the conservation of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on conservation of natural resource eLearning science

28. Exploitation of Resources

Description: This video reveals the problem of exploitation of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on exploitation of natural resources

29. Key Threat: Overexploitation

Description: This video illustrates overexploitation as the key threat to natural resources degradation.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on key threat: overexploitation.

30. Managing Natural resources: Achieving more with less

Description: This video shows the efficient management of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on managing natural resources

31. Over Exploitation

Description: This explains the overview of overexploitation.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on Overexploitation

32. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, to enjoy a better life: Educational Video for Kids

Description: The video focuses on 3 Rs Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as a strategy for the reduction of the use of natural resources.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on reduce, reuse and recycle, to enjoy a better life

33. Saving Earth’s Resources, How to Conserve Natural Resources: Water, Air and Land. Kids Academy.

Description: This video encapsulates the ways to conserve natural resources.

Core Concepts: Reduction of Natural Resource Degradation.

Link: Video on Saving Earth's Resources

34. What are the Causes and Types of Pollution

Description: Explanation on pollution, types, causes and effects.

Core Concepts: Chapter 5: Environmental Pollution, Pollutants and pollution

Links: Video on  the causes and types of pollution

35. Pollution - Point Source and Nonpoint Source

Description: Explains on point source and nonpoint source pollutants.

Core Concepts: Pollutants and pollution

Link: Video on  pollution, point source, and non-Point Source

36. Primary and Secondary Pollutants

Description: Explains on primary and secondary pollutants.

Core Concepts: Pollutants and pollution

Link: Video on  pollution, point source, and non-Point Source

37. Biomagnification and Trouble with Toxins

Description: Concept of biomagnification is provided in the video.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Video on biomagnification and the trouble with toxins

38. Biomagnification

Description: Explanation on biomagnification, causes and effects.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Web page link on biomagnification

39. Explain on Biomagnification and Eutrophication

Description: The link provides differences between biomagnification and eutrophication.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Web page link on biomagnification and eutrophication

40. Eutrophication: Causes, Consequences, and Controls in Aquatic Ecosystems

Description: Short reading on eutrophication: causes, consequences, and controls in Aquatic Ecosystems.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Web page link on biomagnification and eutrophication

41. What is Eutrophication? Causes, Effects and Control

Description: More information on eutrophication.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Web page link on biomagnification and eutrophication

42. Biomagnification Model

Description: Simulation to show biomagnification.

Core Concepts: Biomagnification and eutrophication.

Link: Web page link on biomagnification model

43. Types of disasters: An Introduction

Description: Video provides detailed information on the types of disasters.

Core Concepts: Chapter 6: Disaster Risk and Environment, Disaster and environment

Link: Video on types of disasters

44. Types of Disaster

Description: Contains information of types of disaster.

Core Concepts: Disaster and environment

LinkWeb page link on types of disaster

45. Understanding Disasters, Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability

Description: Concept on disaster types , Hazards, Risk and Vulnerability.

Core Concepts: Disaster and environment

Link: Video on understanding disasters, hazards, risk and vulnerability

46. Biodiversity and Its Types

Description: Information on biodiversity and levels of biodiversity: genetic, species and ecosystem.

Core Concepts: Chapter 7: Biodiversity, Levels of biodiversity

Link: Web page link on biodiversity and its types

47. Why is Biodiversity Important?

Description: Importance of biodiversity

Core Concepts: Levels of biodiversity

Link: Video on why is biodiversity so important?

48. What is Biodiversity?

Description: Video explanation on levels of biodiversity.

Core Concepts: Levels of biodiversity

Link: Video on what is Biodiversity?

49. Backyard science - How to do a Bird Point Count

Description: Explanation on bird point methods.
Core Concepts: Levels of biodiversity

Links: Video on backyard science: how to do a bird point count

50. How to do a Line Transect

Description: Explanation on line transect.

Core Concepts: Levels of biodiversity

Link: Video on how to do a line transect

51. The Big Bang Theory

Description: Video provides information, the big bang theory of formation of the Earth.

Core Concepts: Evolution of diversity

Link: Video on what Is the big bang theory? 

52. How the Universe was Created?

Description: Video provides information, the big bang theory of formation of the Earth.

Core Concepts: Evolution of diversity

Link: Video on how the universe was created

53. Theory of Evolution: How did Darwin Come Up With It

Description: Information on the theory of survival of the fittest or natural selection by Charles Darwin.

Core Concepts: Evolution of diversity

Link: Video on theory of evolution: how did Darwin come up with it?

54. Types of Adaptation

Description: Adaptation : Behavioral, physical and chemical.

Core Concepts: Adaption

Link: Video on types of adaptations

55. Primary Science lesson Idea: Adaptation

Description: Adaptation : Behavioral, physical and chemical.

Core Concepts: Adaptation 

Link: Video on primary science lesson idea

56. Bhutan Main Details

Description: Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Core Concepts: Biodiversity in Bhutan.

Link: Web page link on status and trends of biodiversity

57. Nature, Wildlife, Environment

Description: Information on flora and fauna of Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Biodiversity in Bhutan.

Link: Web page link on nature, wildlife and environment

58. Wildlife

Description: Information on wildlife of Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Biodiversity in Bhutan.

Link: Web page link on wildlife

59. Bhutan Biodiversity

Description: Information on the biodiversity in Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Biodiversity in Bhutan.

Link: Video on Bhutan biodiversity

60. Classification of Sources of Energy

Description: Contains explanation on classification of energy sources.

Core Concepts: Energy Resources

Link: Video on classification on sources of energy

61. Classification of Energy Resources

Description: Contains explanation on classification of energy sources.

Core Concepts: Energy Resources

Link: Video on classification of energy resources

62. World Data in Energy Production and Consumption

Description: Contains an online tool that provides information on production and consumption of energy for different countries.

Core Concepts: Energy consumption

Link: Web page link on energy production and consumption

63. Global Energy Demand

Description: Explanation on the global energy demand.

Core Concepts: Energy challenges

Link: Video on global energy demand

64. Advantages and Disadvantages of Renewable Energy

Description: Explanation on the advantages and disadvantages of renewable energy resources.

Core Concepts: Energy challenges.

Link: Video on advantages and disadvantages of using renewable energy

65. Advantages and Disadvantages of Non-Renewable Energy

Description: Explanation on the advantages and disadvantages of non-renewable energy resources.

Core Concepts: Energy challenges.

Link: Video on Non-renewable energy

66. Ways to Save Energy

Description: Contains information on various ways to save energy.

Core Concepts: Energy challenges.

Link: Web page link on ways to save energy

67. Developmental Indicators and Parameters

Description: Description about the development of indicators and parameters.

Core Concepts: Chapter 10: Environment and Development, Measuring development.

Link: Web page link on indicators and parameters

68. Developmental Report of Bhutan

Description: Developmental report of Bhutan.

Core Concepts: Measuring development.

Link: Web page link on developmental report of Bhutan

69. Sustainable Practices

Description: Description of sustainable practices.

Core Concepts: Concepts and principles of sustainable development.

Link: Web page link on sustainable practices

70. Sustainable Practices

Description: Description of sustainable practices.

Core Concepts: Concepts and principles of sustainable development.

Link: Video on what is sustainable development?

71. Sustainable Development Goals

Description: Description of sustainable development goals.

Core Concepts: Concepts and principles of sustainable development.

Link: Web page link on sustainable development goals

72. Sustainable Development Goals

Description: Description of sustainable development goals.

Core Concepts: Concepts and principles of sustainable development.

Link: Video on sustainable and unsustainable practices from around the globe

73. Gross National Happiness

Description: Description of Gross National Happiness.

Core Concepts: The Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Link: Web page link on gross national happiness

74. GNH Questionnaire Survey

Description: NH questionnaire survey.

Core Concepts: The Gross National Happiness (GNH).

Link: Web page link on GNH questionnaire survey