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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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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 (8 MB) (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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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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