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Static Electricity and Thunderstorms

  • What is Static Electricity?
    Static electricity is the imbalance of positive and negative charges.
  • Thunderstorm Basics
    A thunderstorm is a rain shower during which you hear thunder. Since thunder comes from lightning, all thunderstorms have lightning.


Compounds and Mixtures

  • Separating Mixtures
    Identify different types of mixtures and decide on the most appropriate techniques for separating them.
  • Chemical and Material Behaviour
    A mixture is made from molecules of elements and compounds that are simply mixed together, without chemical bonds. Mixtures can be separated using techniques such as filtration, chromatography, evaporation and distillation.


Energy Transfer - Survival

  • Energy Transfer and Storage
    Thermal energy can be transferred by: conduction, convection, radiation.
  • Extreme heat survival
    Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
  • 10 tips to survive the heat
    How you adapt to the heat...
  • How to survive extreme heat
    If you find yourself exposed in a hot environment, you could quickly face the dangers of heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heat stroke. These tips will help you know what to do before, during, and after exposure to extreme heat.

Water for Survival

  • The Water cycle
    Water is all around us, in seas, rivers, lakes, ponds, clouds, and even in the air. Water is always moving from one place to another.
  • The Natural Water Cycle
    The water cycle, also known as the hydrologic cycle, describes the continual movement of water between the surface of the earth, underground and the atmosphere.
  • Survival Water Purification
    Finding a way to create and maintain a source of clean drinking water is essential for both short and long term emergency situations.
  • Wildwood Survival - Water Purification
    Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?
  • Water
    This site is about water issues. It includes facts, activities and resources on the importance of clean water.
  • Water Pollution
    Water pollution is any chemical, physical or biological change in the quality of water that has a harmful effect on any living thing that drinks or uses or lives (in) it. When humans drink polluted water it often has serious effects on their health.
  • How water-wise are you?
    Water is essential to life - but how much do you take it for granted? Test your knowledge of H2O in this water quiz.

Shelters and Survival

  • Wilderness Survival - Shelters
    Your environment and the equipment you carry with you will determine the type of shelter you can build.
  • Winter Survival Shelter
    This guide from will show you how to quickly build an emergency survival shelter for cold weather survival.
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  • How to Survive the Freezing Weather
    Basic tips and tricks that can help make a difference in your comfort level, and even whether or not you make it through the night.
  • Wilderness Survival - Desert
    Surviving and evading the enemy in an arid area - equipment you will need, the tactics you will use, and the environment's impact on them and you.

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