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

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

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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

  • + Electricity and EnergyEnergy | Gr. 5 | Presentation | Eng. & Fr.

    Electricity and Energy  | Presentation Join Inside Education educators as they explore electricity and energy in this recorded version of…

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    Electricity and Energy  | Presentation

    Join Inside Education educators as they explore electricity and energy in this recorded version of our popular classroom program. From wind turbines to coal-fired power plants, our electricity landscape is shaped by natural resources. Examine electricity from a Canadian perspective and learn how electricity is made, moved and connected to how we live, work and play.

    Time | 20 minutes
    Themes: electricity from natural resources, electricity generation, transmission, electrical safety, climate change, electricity use and energy conservation, efficiency and stewardship
    Curriculum Connections:
    – Grade 5 Science – Electricity and Magnetism
    Supporting Resources
    Electricity Education
    Stewardship: Energy, Climate and You Education Kit

    GRADE 5

    Electricity & Energy Presentation 

    A component of this presentation is available in French!
    Version Française:
    Électricité- De la Source à votre Ampoule

  • + The Energy Around Us
    Scavenger HuntEnergy | Gr. 5 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    The Energy Around Us  | Scavenger Hunt This scavenger hunt…

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    The Energy Around Us  | Scavenger Hunt


    This scavenger hunt challenges students to identify objects that consume energy in their neighbourhoods and homes, while learning ways to practice energy stewardship in their daily lives.

    Objective
    – Students identify objects that consume energy in their neighbourhoods and homes
    – Students learn ways to conserve energy and practice energy stewardship

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet

    Time
    |
     90 minutes

    GRADE 5

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    The Energy Around Us - Scavenger Hunt (Teacher)
    The Energy Around Us - Scavenger Hunt (Student)


    Version Française:
    L'énergie qui nous entoure - Chasse au (ENSEIGNANTS)
    L'énergie qui nous entoure - Chasse au (ETUDIANTS)

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

    Oil Sands Field Trips In this fun video series, hosts…

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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

  • + Petroleum Field TripsEnergy | Gr. 4-9 | Video Series | Eng. & Fr.

    Petroleum Field Trips This video series takes your students behind…

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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
    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

  • Petroleum PosterEnergy | Gr. 4,5,7-12 | Poster & Teacher's Guide

    Petroleum Poster This digital poster education kit examines the formation,…

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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 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

     Petroleum Worksheets - sr.high    Petroleum teacher's guide - sr.high
    High School Curriculum Connections:
    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
    CTSCareer Transitions 1010: Job Preparation

  • + Trees and ForestsForest | Gr. 6 | Presentation

    Trees & Forest  | Presentation Join Inside Education educators as they…

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    Trees & Forest  | Presentation

    Join Inside Education educators as they explore trees & forests in this recorded version of our popular classroom program. This 20 minute program will discuss the types of trees in Alberta, forest regions and the social, economic and environmental values of Alberta’s forests, alongside key issues and innovations that are changing our forest landscape.

    Time | 20 minutes
    Themes: forest ecosystems, careers, climate change, sustainable forest management, forestry tools, forest products, multiple land use, traditional knowledge and stewardship
    Curriculum Connections:
    – Grade 6 Science – Trees & Forests
    Supporting Resources

    It’s Our Forest Video Series & Teachers Guide
    Guide To Common Trees & Shrubs of Alberta
    Between the Stands Poster & Teachers Guide
    A piece of the land activity
    Current Forest Issues
    Tools of the Trade Kit

    GRADE 6

    Trees & Forest Presentation 
  • + A Piece of the LandForests | Gr. 6 | Land Management Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    A Piece of the Land This activity asks students to take on the role of a land manager and…

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    A Piece of the Land


    This activity asks students to take on the role of a land manager and consider the needs of multiple stakeholders of our forest landscapes. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

    Objective
    – Students identify issues related to forest developments in Alberta
    – Students are able to consider multiple perspectives on these issues
    – Students consider the impacts of land management choices on the ecosystem

    Materials

    – Optional – It’s Our Forest Video Part 3: Land Use Planning
    – Student instruction sheet
    – Map file to be printed at home, or modified digitally
    – Follow up activity sheet

    Time
    |
     30-60 minutes

    GRADE 6

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    A Piece of the Land (Teacher)   A Piece of the Land (Student)

    Version Française:
    Une parcelle de terre (Enseignants)   Une parcelle de terre (Etudiants)


  • Between the StandsForests | Gr. 4-6 | Poster & Teacher's Guide

    Between the Stands This education poster kit focuses on forest…

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    Between the Stands

    This education poster kit focuses on forest ecosystems and how humans use and manage forests. This downloadable package comprises: two full-colour high-resolution poster images – a forest in its natural state and a managed forest, a guide to eight common trees in Alberta, the forest regions of Alberta and Canada, and a teacher’s guide of activities for Social Studies and Science.

    Between the stands poster - panel 1

    Between the stands poster - panel 2

    Between the stands - tree guide

    Between the stands teacher's guide

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

    It’s Our Forest This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your students on Alberta’s forest-related issues. This…

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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 Ecosystem
    Part 2: Human Values of the Forest
    Part 3: Land-Use Planning
    Part 4: People and Products

    Vous pouvez visionner la vidéo complète, ou en partie séparée, en-ligne ici:

    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

  • Forest Field Trip ToolkitForests | Gr. 4-9 | Teacher's Guide & Worksheets

    Forest Field Trip Toolkit Getting outside and experiencing forests is a valuable way for students to learn about the…

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    Forest Field Trip Toolkit

    Getting outside and experiencing forests is a valuable way for students to learn about the forest ecosystems and to develop a stewardship mindset for this resource and our environment. The Forest Field trip Toolkit includes all the tools and instructions you need to lead your students through a discovery of your community forest areas. Explore wildlife, forestry, plant identification, soil science and environmental stewardship through the activities and worksheets in the Guide.

    To receive a toolkit, sign up for your regional no-cost Forest and Wildlife Professional Development program, where you will learn about forest and wildlife management in your area and go through how to use the tools in your kit. If you are unable to attend a PD session, we’ve got you covered! The Guide includes instructions that do not require specialized equipment, so any class can use these activities.

    This guide is split into 5 sections, each exploring an aspect of forests, forestry and wildlife in Alberta. The activities connect directly to the Alberta Program of Studies, with learning outcomes listed on the Curriculum Connections page. The tools required for each activity are conveniently in your backpack toolkit, and we have provided you instructions on how to use them.

    Where possible, instructions for adapting the activities without the toolkit have been provided. This will allow for all of your students to stay engaged during the activities, and will allow you to share this resource with your colleagues.

    Forest Field Trip Toolkit | Teacher's Guide

    Activity 1 | Forest Report
    Site Report - Worksheet   Forest Scavenger Hunt - Worksheet

    Activity 2 | Plant Identification
    What Tree Could I Be - Worksheet

    Activity 3 | Tree Measurements
    Tree Measurement - Worksheet

    Activity 4 | Wildlife Habitat Assessment
    Animal Evidence - Worksheet

    Activity 5 | Soil Sampling
    Soil Sampling - Worksheet

  • + Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of AlbertaForests | Gr. 6-12 | Field Guide

    Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta Full-page…

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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!

    nature

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    – 30 pages featuring the most common native plants with colour photographs, common and scientific names and key facts about each species
    Easy identification with the dichotomous key and glossary.
    Sturdy, water-resistant paper with a coil binding will stand up to wear and tear in the field
    The same guide used by our educators on field programs
  • + Mountain Pine Beetle ManiaForests | Gr. 6-9 | Student Workbook | Eng. & Fr.

    Mountain Pine Beetle Mania This activity book is full of…

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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

  • + Become a Plant WatcherCitizen Science | Gr. 4,7 | Student Activity

    Become a Plant Watcher This activity asks students to observe…

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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 the plant)
     THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Become a Plant Watcher (Teacher)   Become a Plant Watcher (Student)


  • + Air Quality
    Scavenger Hunt & Design ChallengeStewardship | Gr. 5 | Student Activity

    Air Quality  | Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge This two…

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    Air Quality  | Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge


    This two part activity challenges students to identify the sources of air pollution in their neighbourhood and design a ‘dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution. Part 1 is an air quality scavenger hunt that takes students on a 30 minute walk around their community searching for human activities that influence air quality. Part 2 has them use that knowledge to create a healthy air community of their own.

    Objective
    Students will:
    – learn the difference between a pollutant ‘source’ and ‘sink’.
    – design a ‘dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution.
    – understand that air quality impacts human health.
    – identify pollutant sources in their neighbourhood.
    – learn actions they can take in their lives to improve air quality.

    Materials
    Part 1: Air Quality Scavenger Hunt
    – Student instruction sheet
    Part 2: Air Quality Design Challenge
    – Student instruction sheet
    – Paper
    – Pens/markers/pencil crayons 

    Time
    |
     60-90 minutes each

    GRADE 5

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Air Quality Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge (Teacher)
    Air Quality - Scavenger Hunt (Student)   Air Quality Design Challenge (Student)
  • + Stewardship Challenge WheelStewardship | Gr. 4-6 | Student Activity

    Stewardship Challenge Wheel   Environmental stewardship is the careful and…

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    Stewardship Challenge Wheel

     

    Environmental stewardship is the careful and wise use of natural resources in your everyday life. Many of you already practice stewardship, even if the word is new to you! You may already practice stewardship by turning off the lights when you leave a room, recycling, or turning off the water while you’re brushing your teeth – give yourself a pat on the back!

    Stewardship can get even more creative, by changing behaviours that are not quite so obviously linked to taking care of natural resources. How can going outside or playing a board game save energy? Why is it so important to share your stewardship ideas with others?

    Talk with your family about these topics as you take the Stewardship Challenge! Spin the wheel and have fun completing the challenges with your family and friends!

  • CARE PackageStewardship | Gr. 4-12 | Hands on Kit & Teachers' Guide

    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…

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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 waste.  All of the items in the CARE kit are listed in the accompanying Teacher’s Guide guide, along with refreshing ideas for promoting stewardship in your school!

    Download the Teacher's Guide

    Download the poster

    We are so excited to hand deliver these special CARE Packages to your classroom as part of a no-cost school presentation on energy efficiency and  stewardship. That’s right: you get both a CARE Package and a school program in one. Talk about efficiency!

    *All CARE kits have been allocated for this school year!

  • + Trash to Treasure
    Design ChallengeStewardship | Gr. 4 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Trash to Treasure  |  Design Challenge   This activity challenges…

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    Trash to Treasure  |  Design Challenge

     

    This activity challenges students to turn items that are often considered “waste” or do not get used anymore, into repurposed or refurbished items. This activity is meant to be a fun way to encourage students to consider their environmental footprint and actions they can take to reduce waste.

    This activity is also designed to be an extension of the Trash to Treasure | scavenger hunt

    Objective
    – Students differentiate between different types of waste and subsequent waste streams
    – Students evaluate the kinds of the waste, old or unused items that exists in their homes
    – Students consider ways they might repurpose or refurbish these items

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet
    – Items considered “waste” or ready to be thrown out
    – Crafting supplies for DIY project

    Time
    |
    Time will vary depending on how elaborate students’ projects become!

    GRADE 4

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Trash to Treasure | Design Challenge (Teacher)   Trash to Treasure | Design Challenge (Student)

    Version Française:
    De poubelle à trésor | Défi de conception (Enseignants)   De poubelle à trésor | Défi de conception (Etudiants)


  • + Trash to Treasure
    Scavenger HuntStewardship | Gr. 4 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Trash to Treasure  |  Scavenger Hunt   This activity challenges students to look for items in their homes that…

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    Trash to Treasure  |  Scavenger Hunt

     

    This activity challenges students to look for items in their homes that are considered “waste” or do not get used anymore. In finding these items, students will also be challenged to consider reasons why they throw things away or stop using them. This activity is meant to be a fun way to encourage students to consider their environmental footprint and actions they can take to reduce waste.

    This activity is designed as a precursor to the Trash to Treasure | Design Challenge

    Objective
    – Students differentiate between different types of waste and subsequent waste streams
    – Students evaluate the kinds of waste, old or unused items that exist in their homes
    – Students consider their environmental footprint and ways to reduce waste

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet

    Time
    |
     15-30 minutes

    GRADE 4

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS. 
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Trash to Treasure | Scavenger Hunt (Teacher)   Trash to Treasure | Scavenger Hunt (Student)

    Version Française:
    De poubelle à trésor | Chasse au trésor (Enseignants)   De poubelle à trésor | Chasse au trésor (Etudiants)


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

    Stewardship: Energy, Climate & You This digital poster education kit focuses on how our use of energy relates to…

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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
     
  • + Wetland WondersWater | Gr. 5 | Watershed Assessment

    Wetland Wonders and Aquatic Invertebrates Discover the wetlands all around us.…

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    Wetland Wonders and Aquatic Invertebrates

    Discover the wetlands all around us. This activity guides students through how to build their own pond dipping equipment and collect aquatic invertebrates. Safety tips are included along with extension vocabulary and pollution indicator charts to help assess the health of the wetland.

    Wetland Presentation | Recorded

    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS.
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Marsh Monster Identification Sheet   Aquatic Invertebrate Pond Dipping Instructions
    Extensions:
    Wetland Vocabulary    Aquatic Inveterate Pollution Indicators
  • Running WaterWater | Gr. 5,7-11 | Poster & Teacher's Guide

    Running Water This education kit explores the science and issues…

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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 Education

    High School Curriculum Connections
    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

  • WISE KitWater | Gr. 4-9 | Hands-on Kit & Teacher's Guide

    WISE Kit This hands-on kit is an interactive set of tools designed…

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    WISE 2017

    WISE Kit

    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.

    Inside Education does our best to provide WISE kits to schools across the province and have a limited number of kits available. We limit distribution to 1 kit per school, and we will let you know if your school is one of the lucky recipients! Once we contact you, you can expect a kit to be sent out right away. For teachers outside of Alberta, or anyone else, please download the Teachers Guide full of great ideas and information to engage students in water stewardship and innovation! It also contains a list of items found in the kit, both for planning or re-ordering purposes.

    2017 WISE Kit Teacher's Guide

    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,

  • Species at Risk SeriesWildlife | Gr. 4,5,7, 9 & CTS | Poster

    Woodland Caribou Poster The first poster in our Species at…

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    Woodland Caribou Poster

    The first poster in our Species at Risk Education program, Alberta’s woodland caribou explores the factors leading to the decline of this species and actions underway to protect caribou populations. This double-sided poster features adaptations, impacts, and interviews with biologists working with caribou.

    Caribou poster PDF   Caribou Poster Activity


    Alberta’s Native Trout Poster

    Alberta’s Native Trout poster examines aquatic ecosystems and how humans are interacting with sensitive trout habitats as well as trout recovery initiatives underway to protect declining populations. This double-sided poster features adaptations, impacts, and career profiles of two of Alberta’s leading fisheries biologists.

    Native Trout Poster PDF


    Curriculum Connections
    Grade 4 Social Studies: Alberta – A Sense of the Land
    Grade 5 Social Studies: Physical Geography of Canada
    Grade 7 Science: Interactions and Ecosystems
    Grade 8 Science: Fresh and Saltwater Systems
    Grade 9 Science: Biodiversity
    CTS: Wildlife
    Environmental and Outdoor Education

  • + Flying Animals
    Scavenger HuntWildlife | Gr. 1-3 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt This activity challenges students to…

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    Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt


    This activity challenges students to learn about the types of flying animals that live in their neighbourhoods, and explore their habitat, diet and characteristics. It is designed to be given to students to work on outdoors with a parent or older sibling.

    Objective
    – Students consider where flying animals live in their neighbourhood
    – Students identify the habitat features and diet of flying animals (insects, bats & birds)
    – Students go outside!

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet

    Time
     |
     60 minutes
    THESE ARE READ-ONLY DOCUMENTS.
    To make your own editable version, ensure you’re signed into a Google account, then click on “File->Make a Copy” to create a personal copy to use.
    If you don’t have a Google account, you can still download these documents by choosing “File->Download” and selecting your preferred file type.

    Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt (Teacher)   Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt (Student)

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    Animaux volants - Chasse au trésor (ENSEIGNANTS)
    Animaux volants - Chasse au trésor (ETUDIANTS)


  • + Alberta's Woodland CaribouWildlife | Gr. 6,7,9 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Alberta’s Woodland Caribou This activity challenges students to learn the difference between physical and behavioural adaptations, and discuss the…

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    Alberta’s Woodland Caribou


    This activity challenges students to learn the difference between physical and behavioural adaptations, and discuss the adaptations that allow Woodland Caribou to survive in Alberta. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

    Objective
    – Students learn the difference between caribou and Alberta’s other wild ungulates
    – Students identify physical and behavioural adaptations of caribou
    – Students consider where caribou live in Alberta and the impacts of land management choices on caribou habitat

    Materials

    Woodland Caribou poster
    – Student instruction sheet

    Time
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     60 minutes
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    Alberta's Woodland Caribou (Teacher)   Alberta's Woodland Caribou(Student)

    Version Française:
    CARIBOU DES BOIS DE L’ALBERTA (ENSEIGNANTS)   CARIBOU DES BOIS DE L’ALBERTA (ETUDIANTS)


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  • + Bat Box
    Design ChallengeWildlife | Gr. 1-3 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Box Bat | Design Challenge  This activity challenges students to…

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    Box Bat | Design Challenge 


    This activity challenges students to build a model of a bat box. It is designed to be given to students to work on independently or with a parent or older sibling.

    Objective
    – Students use their creativity to build a bat box model using supplies from home
    – Students learn the features bats require in a roosting structure
    – Students understand how bat boxes can help bat populations in Alberta

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet – younger students may require assistance reading the background information and instructions.
    – Materials from home – cardboard, paper, glue, pencils, etc.

    Time
     |
     60 minutes

    Elementary School 

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    Bat Box - Design Challenge (Teacher)
        Bat Box - Design Challenge (Student)
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    Boîte à Chauves-souris - Défi Concept (Enseignants)
    Boîte à Chauves-souris - Défi Concept (Étudiants)

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  • Little Brown BatWildlife | Gr. 2 | Activity Book

    Little Brown Bat This resource depicts one of Alberta’s most misunderstood and unique mammals, the little brown bat. Written…

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    Little Brown Bat

    This resource depicts one of Alberta’s most misunderstood and unique mammals, the little brown bat. Written by Wendy Martin of Education Initiatives Inc., the guide consists of six lessons, a story about bats and even instructions on how to build your own bat box!

    The little brown bat - Student Booklet

    The little brown bat - teacher's guide

    Curriculum Connection:
    Grade 2, Topic E: Small, Crawling and Flying Animals

  • Tools of the Trade
    ForestCareers | Gr. 6-12 | Hands-on Kit

    Tools of the Trade | Forest **Due to COVID-19 concerns, Inside Education is temporarily suspending our Tools of the…

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    Tools of the Trade | Forest

    **Due to COVID-19 concerns, Inside Education is temporarily suspending our Tools of the Trade resources. We encourage you to consider our in-person PD program in October 2020 where you will receive your very own Forest Field Toolkit for participating! Apply and learn more here!

    Please check out our Learning Resources and Virtual Classroom programs for other ways to get connected this year or our. Contact us at info@insideeducation.ca for more information.**

    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.

    request today!

    Check out the accompanying teachers guide that is sent out with the resource.

    TOOLS OF THE TRADE Gudie: A FOREST EDUCATION KIT

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    Elementary Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 6 Science:
     Trees and Forest

    Junior High Curriculum Connections:
    Grade 9 Health and Life Skills
    Grade 9 Social Studies

    Senior High Curriculum Connections:
    Biology 20 – Ecosystems and Population Change
    CALM 20
    CTS – Natural Resources

  • Tools of the Trade
    MiningCareers | Gr. 6-12 | Hands-on Kit

    This kit is a great compliment to: Mining in Alberta…

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    Tools of the Trade | Mining

    **Due to COVID-19 concerns, Inside Education is temporarily suspending our Tools of the Trade resources. We encourage you to consider our in-person PD program in October 2020 where you will receive a Forest Field Toolkit for participating! Apply and learn more here!

    Please check out our Learning Resources and Virtual Classroom programs for other ways to get connected this year or our. Contact us at info@insideeducation.ca for more information.**

    From bitumen, gravel, limestone, and gemstones, mining is a big industry in Alberta. The Tools of the Trade Mining Education Kit is a great way to dig deeper into a topic that is shaping the Alberta landscape above and below ground!

    Use the twelve items in the kit to supplement units or inquiries that explore mining, reclamation, ecosystems, careers, and technology. The kit features real samples of natural resources that we mine in Alberta, a 3D printed geology model, a scale model of an oil sands haul truck, and more!  In addition to hands-on items, the kit includes two excellent teaching materials: Caring for the Land and Minerals in Alberta: Where to Find Them.

    Inside Education has four kits in circulation. Schools can request to borrow the kit for a maximum of two weeks at no-cost (including shipping). Shipping information will be provided upon confirmation of shipping schedule.

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    Request the Tools of the Trade Mining Education Kit to be sent to your school ALBERTA SCHOOLS ONLY.
    As this kit is hot off the press, we anticipate an accompanying Teacher’s Guide to be ready for Fall 2019.

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    Curriculum Connections:

    Grade 3 Science –  Science Topic A: Rocks and Minerals, Science Topic B: Building with a Variety of Materials, Science Topic C: Testing Materials and Designs
    Grade 4 Social Studies4.1 Alberta: A Sense of the Land
    Grade 5 Social Studies – 5.1 Physical Geography of Canada
    Grade 7 ScienceUnit A: Interactions and Ecosystems, Unit C: Heat and Temperature, Unit E: Planet Earth
    Grade 8 Science –  Unit A: Mix and Flow of Matter
    Grade 9 ScienceUnit C: Environmental Chemistry

  • Mining Poster SeriesMining | Gr. 3-10 | Poster Series

                  Mining Poster Series…

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    Mining Poster Series

    For the first time, Inside Education’s natural resource education turns its attention to mining in Alberta. This four-part poster series examines Alberta’s mining industry, the extraction process, natural resources hidden deep underground, the environmental and societal impacts, careers and more! The front of each poster is a stunning visual related to the topic, while the reverse of each poster goes into further detail.

    Come see us at Teachers Conventions across Alberta to grab hard copies, or download and project these PDFs on to your SmartBoards.

    Click link to download:
    Mining: Introduction (PDF)
    Mining: Environment & Society
     (PDF)
    Mining Poster: Processes of Mining (PDF)
    Mining: Careers & Futures (PDF)

    All Four Mining Poster series - ZIP File

    Curriculum Connections
    Grade 3 Science – Rocks and Minerals
    Grade 4 Social Studies – Alberta: A Sense of the Land
    Grades 5-9 – Career and Technology Foundations
    Grade 7 Science – Planet Earth
    Science 10 – Energy Flow in Technological Systems
    Science 14 – Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment
    CTS Primary Resources

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