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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. You can see an example of the reverse side of the Careers and Futures to the right. Come see us at Teachers Conventions across Alberta to grab hard copies, or download and project these PDFs on to...
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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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Energy Dialogues

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Energy Dialogues is a web-based resource that explores current energy topics using an inquiry-based approach. The Energy Dialogues interactive site allows students to view a series of videos that explore topics such as wind energy and hydraulic fracturing. They will hear first about the science and then about the related multiple perspectives. The series culminates with a round-table discussion and guiding questions that encourage critical thinking and analysis of current environmental and natural resource issues. Check out Energy Dialogues at www.energydialogues.ca A teacher’s information link on the site provides background information and extension activities that will help you make the most…

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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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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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Voices of the Boreal

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This video series features five residents of the boreal forest who share their love of the land and of living and working in Alberta’s north. This resource investigates careers that span science, technology, engineering and education. Videos for this resource are available online: Art Bauer – Boreal Forest Resident & Teacher David Latham – Wildlife Biologist Jeffery Marcel – Oil Sands Heavy Hauler Operator Kim Johnston – Field Production Engineer-in-training Ray Hilts – Forest Management Planner Curriculum connections: Ideal for any unit that highlights natural resource and environmental careers CTS – Natural Resources, CALM 20 and Junior High Life Roles…

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Tools of the Trade

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The Tools of the Trade Forest Education Kit contains 20 forest tools and 1-page quick reference sheet explaining what it is, who uses it, why the tool is important in the forest industry and an activity to put the tool to use. Suitable for any unit that explores forestry, careers and technology this resource kit was developed to support teachers in bringing forest careers to life in the classroom. Take the kit outside and discover the hands-on, outdoor work that is part of everyday life in the forest industry! Inside Education has four Tools of the Trade kits in circulation….

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Petroleum Poster

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This digital poster education kit examines the formation, location, exploration and production of petroleum, everyday products made from petroleum, and issues related to our use of this natural resource. The accompanying teacher’s guide provides background information and activities for students. Elementary Teacher’s Guide Supports: Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta’s A Sense of the Land Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Junior High Teacher’s Guide Supports: Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems, Heat and Temperature, Planet Earth Grade 8 Science: Mix and Flow of Matter, Mechanical Systems Grade 9 Science: Matter and Chemical Change, Environmental Chemistry Grade 9 Social…

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Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta

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Full-page descriptions and colour photos of a variety of common species are included in this field guide. Easy identification is ensured with the dichotomous key and glossary. Download the PDF of Guide (PDF) Download the Interactive Dichotomous Key (PDF) (PPTX) Download the Interactive Dichotomous Key (PDF) (ZIP) Alberta teacher Katy Rogal developed an interactive version of the dichotomous key in PowerPoint and in Notebook for SMART Boards. Check it out! $6.25 per copy (cost recovery only!)   Shipping included, and takes approximately 1 month from order date. -30 pages featuring the most common native plants with colour photographs, common and scientific names and key...
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Current Forest Issues

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This series of five short readers contain real-life case studies and discussion questions related to Alberta’s forests: climate change, forest changes, forest careers, forest management and forest economics. Curriculum Connections: Grade 6 Science: Trees and Forests Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems, Plants for Food and Fibre Grade 9 Science: Biological Diversity Grade 9 Social Studies: Canada: Opportunities and Challenges High School CTS: Forestry, Wildlife, Natural Resources, Biology 20/30

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