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Mining Poster Series

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For the first time, Inside Education's natural resource education turns its attention to mining in Alberta. This four-part poster series examines Alberta's mining industry, the extraction process, natural resources hidden deep underground, the environmental and societal impacts, careers and more! The front of each poster is a stunning visual related to the topic, while the reverse of each poster goes into further detail. Come see us at Teachers Conventions across Alberta to grab hard copies, or download and project these PDFs on to your SmartBoards. Click link to download: Mining: Introduction (PDF) Mining: Environment & Society (PDF) Mining Poster: Processes of Mining (PDF)...
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Woodland Caribou Poster

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The first digital poster in our Species at Risk Education program, Alberta's woodland caribou explores the factors leading to the decline of this species and actions underway to protect caribou populations. This double-sided poster features adaptations, impacts, and interviews with biologists working with caribou. Download the Woodland Caribou Poster (PDF) Curriculum Connections Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta - A Sense of the Land Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems
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Electricity Poster

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This digital poster education kit examines Canada's most common sources of electricity as well as its generation, transmission, and distribution. Download the poster to project in your class. The accompanying teacher's guide contains activities and helpful background information. Download the Electricity Poster 2018 (PDF) Download the Electricity Poster - Teacher's Guide (PDF) Curriculum Connections: Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta - A Sense of the Land Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Grade 5 Science: Electricity and Magnetism, Mechanisms Using Electricity Grade 7 Science: Heat and Temperature Grade 9 Science: Electrical Principles and Technologies
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WISE Kit

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This hands-on kit is an interactive set of tools designed to enhance water literacy and engage students in water conservation activities. The Water Innovation and Stewardship Education (WISE) Kit was designed with a grade 4-9 audience in mind but we know teachers are experts at adapting great resources to fit within their unique classroom situations. There are tons of links that can be made to science, social studies and math curriculum as well as general environmental education topics. Inside Education does our best to provide WISE kits to schools across the province and have a limited number of kits available. We limit distribution...
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Oil Sands Field Trips

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In this fun video series, hosts Zoe and Eric take your students on field trips to the oil sands operations in northern Alberta. Your students will learn what oil sand is, why it is important, how we get it out of the ground and how some of the challenges of extraction are being met. Available in both English and French. The videos for this resource are available online: Oil Sands Field Trips Trip 1 – What are the oil sands? Trip 2 – Mining Trip 3 – In situ Trip 4 – Meeting the challenges Excursions aux sables bitumineux Excursion…

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It’s Our Forest

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This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your students on Alberta’s forest-related issues. This resource examines forest ecology, the human values of the forest, land-use planning and the people and products of the forestry industry. The accompanying teacher’s guide offers interactive activities to get your class engaged in critical thinking, considerate action and reflective practice needed to help them understand the value of the forest from multiple perspectives. You can view the full video, or each part separately, online here: It’s Our Forest – Full Video Part 1: The Forest Ecosystem Part 2: Human Values of the Forest…

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Stewardship: Energy, Climate & You

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This digital poster education kit focuses on how our use of energy relates to climate change. The teacher’s guide contains activities that encourage personal action to engage in effective stewardship. Curriculum Connections: Grade 4 Science: Waste and Our World Grade 5 Science: Weather Watch, Electricity and Magnetism Grade 6 Social Studies: Citizens Participating in Decision Making Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems

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Petroleum Field Trips

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This video series takes your students behind the scenes of oil and gas development. Your hosts unlock the mystery of how petroleum was formed, how we find it, how we get it out of the ground and what we do with it once we get it. NEW: This video series is now available in French! Watch the online video series now: Petroleum Field Trips 1 - Formation and Exploration 2 - Drilling and Containment 3 - Natural Gas 4 - Conventional Oil Excursion en milieu petrolier 1 - Formation et exploration 2 - Forage et confinement 3 - Gaz naturel...
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Running Water

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This education kit explores the science and issues related to water use in Alberta and now contains new information about climate change, energy development and stewardship. The resource includes a poster to project in your classroom, student worksheets and a teacher’s guide full of activities that will help you enrich this unit. Curriculum Connections: Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Grade 5 Science: Wetland Ecosystems Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems Grade 8 Science: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry Environmental Outdoor Education Science 14: Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment Science 20: Changes in…

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Tools of the Trade | Mining

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From bitumen, gravel, limestone, and gemstones, mining is a big industry in Alberta. The Tools of the Trade Mining Education Kit is a great way to dig deeper into a topic that is shaping the Alberta landscape above and below ground! Use the twelve items in the kit to supplement units or inquiries that explore mining, reclamation, ecosystems, careers, and technology. The kit features real samples of natural resources that we mine in Alberta, a 3D printed geology model, a scale model of an oil sands haul truck, and more!  In addition to hands-on items, the kit includes two excellent...
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