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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 here 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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Electricity Poster  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. Electricity Poster PDF Electricity Teacher's Guide 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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+ Oil Sands Field Trips

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Oil Sands Field Trips 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. Get the most out of these videos by using the accompanying teachers guide complete with student worksheets, answer keys and extension activities. Oil Sands Field Trip Teacher's Guide: Grade 4-6 Oil Sands Field Trip Teacher's Guide:...
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+ Petroleum Field Trips

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Petroleum Field Trips 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. Watch the online video series now: Petroleum Field Trips 1 - Formation and Exploration 2 - Drilling and Containment 3 - Natural Gas 4 - Conventional Oil   NEW: This video series is now available in French! Excursion en milieu petrolier 1 - Formation et exploration 2 - Forage et confinement...
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Petroleum Poster

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Petroleum Poster 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. Petroleum Posters PDF   Elementary  Petroleum Worksheets - Elementary   Petroleum teacher's guide - Elementary Elementary Curriculum Connections: Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta's A Sense of the Land Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Junior High   Petroleum Worksheets - jr.high   Petroleum teacher's guide - jr.high Junior High Curriculum Connections: Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems, Heat and Temperature, Planet...
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+ Current Forest Issues

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Current Forest Issues 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. Current Forest Issue: Intro Forest Economics Forest Management Forests & Climate Change Forest Careers Forest Changes 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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+ Carbon in your Community Forest

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Carbon in your Community Forest This activity asks students to go outside and measure some trees in their community. Students use measurements to come up with a rough estimate of the carbon that is stored within these trees. They will also explore how the amount of carbon stored in trees relates to the amount of carbon emitted by day-to-day activities and the co-benefits of urban forests. Objective - Students will take measurements of trees to estimate the amount of CO2 stored - Students will recognize the role that trees play in carbon sequestration - Students will understand the relationship between...
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+ It’s Our Forest

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It's Our Forest 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. It's Our Forest teacher's Guide You can view the full video, or each part separately, online here: It's Our Forest - Full Video Part 1: The Forest...
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+ Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta

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Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta 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. GUIDE TO THE COMMON NATIVE TREES & SHRUBS OF ALBERTA booklet pdf dichotomous key - notebook dichotomous key - powerpoint Alberta teacher Katy Rogal developed an interactive version of the dichotomous key in PowerPoint and in Notebook for SMART Boards. Check it out! $7.50 per copy Order now  (cost recovery only!) Shipping included, and takes approximately 1 month from order date. - 30 pages featuring the most...
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+ Mountain Pine Beetle Mania

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Mountain Pine Beetle Mania 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. Mountain Pine Beetle - English Dendroctone du pin ponderosa - Francais 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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