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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: Grade 7-9

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

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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