Overview

Inside Education wants to help bring energy and climate education to your school!

The Energy & Electricity Expo is a station-based program designed to introduce students to curriculum-linked energy, electricity, climate and stewardship topics in a hands-on way. 

We have natural resource samples, solar demonstrations, energy meters, and more! The Energy & Electricity Expo can accommodate multiple classes ranging from Grades 5-6 throughout one day. Ideally, we can set up in a spacious common area (i.e. gym, library, Learning Commons, etc.) and have each class come by for an hour. An Inside Education facilitator will set up the Expo and lead an engaging introduction, and groups of 3-4 students will circulate between the Expo stations. Each station features inquiry questions, hands-on components, and critical thinking! 

We have stations that fit both the new & old curriculum for Grade 5 & 6 and we will select stations based on what curriculum and grade level students are doing.

Curriculum Connections

  • Grade 5 Science - Electricity & Magnetism

Curriculum Connections - 2023-2024 Pilot

  • Grade 5 Science - Energy Resources (renewable vs non-renewable)
  • Grade 6 Science - Energy Resources (selecting energy resources, pre vs post processing, uses of energy)

Natural Resource Grab Bag - What are renewable and non-renewable resources?   

Hand Crank Generator  & Watt’s Up Energy Meters - How much energy does it take to turn on a lightbulb? How much electricity do different devices use?

Map of Canada - What natural resources do we use to generate electricity across Canada?

Electricity Poster Scavenger Hunt - How is electricity generated, distributed and used safely? What can we do in our homes to conserve electricity?  

Renewable Energy - How is renewable energy used in Alberta?

Energy Moves Board Game - What steps are involved in setting up an energy project?

Eye Spy a Steward & CARE Kit - What’s my role as a climate steward? How can I reduce my energy use?

Inside Education’s work brings us to all corners of the province, as such, we acknowledge the Indigenous Peoples who lived among and traveled through the land in the area currently known as Alberta. The relationship the Peoples of Treaty 6, Treaty 7, and Treaty 8 and Alberta’s Métis Peoples have with the land is founded on a deep respect for the environment. This connection forms the foundation of our personal responsibility for the stewardship of our natural resources, a connection Inside Education strives to foster among students and teachers through our diverse programming. Inside Education is a registered charity #101894319RR0001

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