• 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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  • Electricity PosterEnergy | Gr. 5,9 | Digital Poster & Teacher's Guide

    This digital poster education kit examines Canada’s most common sources of electricity as well as its generation, transmission, and…

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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 KitWater | Gr. 4-9 | Hands-on Kit

    This hands-on kit is an interactive set of tools designed to enhance…

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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.

    Thank you teachers! Due to your commitment to bringing unique hands-on learning materials to your classrooms our WISE kits are out of stock this school year.  You can still download the teachers guide which contains great ideas and information to engage students in water stewardship and innovation. If you are signed up to receive our email newsletter, you will be among the first to hear when the WISE kits are available once again.

    Download the WISE Kit Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    The accompanying Teacher’s Guide is full of ‘Did you know?’ fun facts and ‘Try it’ activities that connect directly to the items found in the kit. The guide can be downloaded and used, even without the kit,

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  • Oil Sands Field TripsEnergy | Gr. 4-9 | Video & Teacher's Guide |Eng. & Fr.

    In this fun video series, hosts Zoe and Eric take…

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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 1 – Que sont les sables bitumineux?
    Excursion 2 – Les exploitations minieres
    Excursion 3 – In situ
    Excursion 4 – Relever les defis

    Get the most out of these videos by using the accompanying teachers guide complete with student worksheets, answer keys and extension activities.

    Download the Teachers Guide Grades 4-6 (PDF)

    Download the Teachers Guide Grades 7-9 (PDF)

    Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta – A Sense of the Land

    Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada

    Grade 7 Science: Heat and Temperature

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

    This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your…

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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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  • Stewardship: Energy, Climate & YouStewardship | Gr. 4-7 | Digital Poster & Teacher's Guide

    This digital poster education kit focuses on how our use…

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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.

    Download the the Stewardship Kit Poster Front (PDF)

    Download the the Stewardship Kit Poster Back (PDF)

    Download the the Stewardship Teacher's Guide (PDF)

    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 TripsEnergy | Gr. 4-9 | Video | Eng. & Fr.

    This video series takes your students behind the scenes of…

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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
    4 – Petrol conventionnel

    Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta – A Sense of the Land
    Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada
    Grade 7-9 Science

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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 water use in Alberta and now contains new information about…

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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 forest tools and 1-page quick reference sheet explaining what…

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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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  • Hidden WaterWater | Gr. 8-9 | Video

    This animated video introduces the science of groundwater in Alberta. Topics include quality, distribution, uses in the province, and…

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    This animated video introduces the science of groundwater in Alberta. Topics include quality, distribution, uses in the province, and how it links to the hydrologic cycle.

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    Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 8 Science: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems
    Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry

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

    This series of five short readers contain real-life case studies…

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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 15 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!

    We produce 100 CARE kits annually that are distributed during PD programs, youth summits and at teachers conventions. Although the kits are in limited supply we encourage you to download the Teacher’s Guide below for your use in the classroom.

    Request a CARE Package today!

    Download the CARE Package Teacher's Guide (PDF)

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  • Mountain Pine Beetle ManiaForests | Gr. 6-9 | Activity Book

    This activity book is full of ideas to bring the…

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    This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada’s mountain pine beetle into the spotlight. Available as a downloadable PDF in both English and French.

    Download the Mountain Pine Beetle (PDF)

    Download the Le dendroctone du pin (PDF)

    Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 6 Science: Trees & Forests
    Grade 7 Science: Interactions & Ecosystems, Plants for Food & Fibre
    Grade 9 Science: Biological Diversity

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