• Energy DialoguesEnergy | Gr. 7-12 | Interactive Website

    Energy Dialogues is a web-based resource that explores current energy topics using an inquiry-based approach. The Energy Dialogues interactive…

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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 of this exciting new resource!

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  • It's Our ForestForests | Gr. 6-12 | Video | Eng. & Fr.

    This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your students on Alberta’s forest-related issues. This resource examines 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.

    Download the It's Our Forest Video - Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    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
    Part 3: Land-Use Planning
    Part 4: People and Products

    We also have the video available en français:

    C’est notre forêt – Jouer tous les chapitres
    Chapitre 1: Rôle des forêts dans l’écosystème
    Chapitre 2: Valeurs humaines de la forêt
    Chapitre 3: Planification
    Chapitre 4: Population et produits

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  • Running WaterWater | Gr. 5,7-11 | Digital Poster & Teacher's Guide

    This education kit explores the science and issues related to…

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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.

    Download the NEW Running Water Poster (PDF)

    Download the NEW Running Water Poster Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    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 Living Systems
    Biology 20: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere, Ecosystems and Population Change
    CTS: AGR 1100, AGR 3110

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  • Voices of the BorealCareers | Gr. 7-12 | Video

    This video series features five residents of the boreal forest…

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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

    Download the our Voices of the Boreal Video Discussion Guide (PDF)

    Curriculum connections:
    Ideal for any unit that highlights natural resource and environmental careers
    CTS – Natural Resources, CALM 20 and Junior High Life Roles and Career Development.

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  • Tools of the TradeCareers | Gr. 6-12 | Hands-on Kit

    The Tools of the Trade Forest Education Kit contains 20…

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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. Schools can request to borrow the kit for a maximum of 2 weeks at no-cost (including shipping). Shipping information will be provided upon confirmation of shipping schedule.

    Request the Tools of the Trade Resource to be sent to your school – ALBERTA SCHOOLS ONLY.

    Check out the accompanying teachers guide that is sent out with the resource.

    Download the Teachers Guide / Tools of the Trade / 2013 (PDF)

    Curriculum Connections:

    Grade 6 Science: Trees and Forest
    Grade 9 Health and Life Skills
    Grade 9 Social Studies

    Biology 20 – Ecosystems and Population Change
    CALM 20
    CTS – Natural Resources

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  • Petroleum PosterEnergy | Gr. 4,5,7-12 | Digital Poster & Teacher's Guide

    This digital poster education kit examines the formation, location, exploration…

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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.

    Download the Petroleum Poster (PDF) (ZIP)

    Download the Elementary Petroleum Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    Download the Elementary Student Worksheets (PDF) (ZIP)

    Download the Junior High Petroleum Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    Download the Junior High Student Worksheets (PDF) (ZIP)

    Download the High School Petroleum Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    Download the High School Student Worksheets (PDF) (ZIP)

    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 Studies: Issues for Canadians

    High School Teacher’s Guide Supports:
    Science 14: Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment
    Chemistry 20: Quantitative Relationships in Chemical Changes
    Science 20: Chemical Changes
    Science 24: Applications of Matter and Chemical Change, Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
    Biology 20: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere
    Chemistry 30: Chemical Changes of Organic Compounds
    CALM 20: Career and Life Choices
    CTS – Career Transitions 1010: Job Preparation

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  • Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of AlbertaForests | Gr. 6-12 | Field Guide & Resource

    Full-page descriptions and colour photos of a variety of common…

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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!

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  • Current Forest IssuesForests | Gr. 7-12 | Case Studies

    This series of five short readers contain real-life case studies and discussion questions related to Alberta’s forests: climate change,…

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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.

    Download the Introduction to Current Forest Issues (PDF)

    Download the Forest Careers Article (PDF)

    Download the Forest Economics Article (PDF)

    Download the Forests & Climate Change Article (PDF)

    Download the Forest Changes Article (PDF)

    Download the Forest Management Article (PDF)

    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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  • CARE PackageStewardship | Gr. 4-12 | Teachers' Guide

    Thank you for your interest in our CARE Package Learning…

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    Thank you for your interest in our CARE Package Learning Resource.

    This kit is filled with over 20 items that will help you and your students explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy and water and reduce waste.  All of the items in the CARE kit are listed in the accompanying guide, along with great ideas for promoting stewardship in your school – check it out!  Please feel free to download the Teacher’s Guide below for your use in the classroom.

    Although we are currently out of stock we are hoping we can make them available again soon.  In the meantime you can find all the information and great learning activities by downloading the teachers guide below.

    Download the the CARE Package Teacher's Guide (PDF)

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