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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 - Google slides 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....
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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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+ Become a Plant Watcher

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Become a Plant Watcher This activity asks students to observe plant phenology (plant life cycle timing as it relates to the seasons) in their neighbourhood, and contribute observations to a national citizen science database. By studying the initial growth stages and recording the date of these stages, the Nature Watch/Plant Watch organization can track these dates year-over-year and help contribute to climate change investigations. Objective - Students will record observations of plant changes as spring begins - Students will contribute data in a national citizen science project Materials -  Student activity sheet -  Access to PlantWatch website Time | 30-60 minutes (+ checking on...
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+ Air Quality | Community Inventory & Lab

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Air Quality  | Community Inventory & Lab By following the scientific method, students investigate air quality in their own community, identifying the relative impacts of factors that contribute to poor air quality. By conducting a community inventory, investigating AQHI in Alberta and in an international city, students can recognize the factors that actually contribute to lowered air quality. Curriculum Connections: - Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry Objective - Students investigate factors impacting air quality in their own community. - Students will compare local air quality to global air quality, comparing factors between locations - Students will make connections between personal actions and air quality...
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CARE Package

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CARE Package Stewardship is made up of 4 facets:  Cooperation, Action, Responsibility, and Education.  With this C.A.R.E Package you can help your students learn about each facet and discover easy ways to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and increase their knowledge about energy and climate change. The newly expanded and updated CARE Package is the ultimate show and tell package designed to be used in a variety of classrooms, school situations and grade levels where the instructor would like to explore topics related to environmental stewardship. Over 28 items will help you and your students explore simple yet effective ways to conserve energy and water and reduce...
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Stewardship: Energy, Climate & You

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Stewardship: Energy, Climate & You 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. stewardship poster front 2018   stewardship poster back 2018 stewardship teacher's guide 2018 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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+ Follow the Flow

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Follow the Flow This activity asks students to follow the flow in an Alberta watershed and consider how water quality and quantity are affected by human activities on the landscape. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions. Objective - Students will investigate the various uses of water in Alberta. - Students will explore some of the technologies associated with water and look at the impact that these technologies have on water quality and quantity. -Students will look at some of the impacts humans have on aquatic systems and how to reduce the...
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+ Hidden Water

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Hidden Water 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. View hidden Water Video Curriculum Connections: Grade 8 Science: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry
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Running Water

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Running Water 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. Running water poster pdf Running water teacher's guide Elementary Curriculum Connections Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada Grade 5 Science: Wetland Ecosystems Junior High Curriculum Connections Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems Grade 8 Science: Freshwater and Saltwater Systems Grade 9 Science: Environmental Chemistry Environmental Outdoor...
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