• + Energy DialoguesEnergy | Gr. 7-12 | Interactive Website

    Energy Dialogues is a web-based resource that explores current energy topics using an inquiry-based approach. The Energy Dialogues interactive…

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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 of this exciting new resource!

  • + Energy Efficiency and ConservationEnergy | Gr. 10-12 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Energy Efficiency and Conservation This activity involves utilizing an online tool (myheat.ca) to determine the degree of heat loss…

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    Energy Efficiency and Conservation

    This activity involves utilizing an online tool (myheat.ca) to determine the degree of heat loss from homes in various communities. Students will then conduct their own home energy audit to evaluate the degree of energy efficiency in their own homes as well as take stock of their individual conservation behaviors.

    Objective
    – Students will identify energy efficiency technologies in their homes and opportunities for improvement
    – Students will consider their own energy conservation behaviors and broader implications on Alberta’s natural resource industry

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet
    – Access to myheat.ca web page

    Time
    |
     2 hours

    Senior High

    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.

    Energy Conservation and Efficiency (Teacher)
       
    Energy Conservation and Efficiency (Student)

     

    Version Française:
    Efficacité énergétique et conservation (Enseignants)
    Efficacité énergétique et conservation (Étudiants)
  • + Evaluating Energy ResourcesEnergy | Gr. 10-12 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Evaluating Energy Resources This activity asks students to examine Canada’s…

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    Evaluating Energy Resources


    This activity asks students to examine Canada’s energy resources in depth, by asking them to identify advantages and challenges as well as new and emerging innovations and technologies associated with the resources. The activity runs as a self-directed research activity.

    Objective
    -Students will investigate the natural resources used in energy generation in Canada
    -Students will evaluate the advantages and challenges associated with Canada’s energy resources
    -Students will learn about new innovations and technologies associated with energy resources

    Materials

    -Attached student worksheet
    -Access to internet

    Time
    |
     60 minutes

    Senior High

    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.

    Evaluating Energy Resources (Teacher)
     Evaluating Energy Resources (Student)
    Version Française:
    Évaluation des ressources énergétiques (Enseignants)
    Évaluation des ressources énergétiques (Étudiants)
  • + Experience the EnergyEnergy | Gr. 10-12 | Student Activity & Online Quiz | Eng. & Fr.

    Experience the Energy This activity uses 360° video technology to…

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    Experience the Energy


    This activity uses 360° video technology to teach students about the natural resource industry and associated technologies in Northern Alberta. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions. Students will need to access the Experience the Energy videos as well as the internet to do their own research, since most answers will not be found directly in the videos. Students will work through the worksheet or online quiz below to answer questions. 

    Objective
    – Students will investigate the oil and gas industry in Alberta through a series of 360° videos.
    – Students will explore some of the technologies associated with the natural resource industries in Alberta, including mining, conventional and automated drilling, SAG-D, processing plants, and pipelines.

    Materials

    Experience the Energy videos
    – Student instruction sheet OR Student Online Quiz

    Time
    |
     60 minutes

    Senior High

    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.

    Experience The Energy (Teacher)
      (PDF version
    Experience The Energy (Student)  (PDF version

    Experience The Energy Online Quiz (Student)

    Version Française:
    Découvrez l'énergie (Enseignants)   (PDF version
    Découvrez l'énergie (Étudiants)  (PDF version
  • + Our Energy FutureEnergy | Gr. 10-12 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Our Energy Future This activity asks students to consider the…

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    Our Energy Future


    This activity asks students to consider the natural resources that Alberta and Canada use for electricity generation. It challenges them to think about the social, economic and environmental factors that determine which natural resources each province and territory use for electricity. It is designed to be given to students to work on individually with minimal instructions.

    Objective
    – Students will investigate the natural resources used in Alberta and Canada for electricity generation.
    – Students will explore the reasons why provinces/territories use certain resources more than others, considering factors such as population size, accessibility and environmental concerns.

    Materials

    – Student instruction sheet
    – Internet access

    Time
    |
     90 minutes

    Senior High

    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.
    Our Energy Future (Teacher)    Our Energy Future (Student)
    Version Française:
    Notre avenir énergétique (Enseignants)   Notre avenir énergétique (Étudiants)

     

  • 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

  • + Current Forest IssuesForests | Gr. 7-12 | Case Studies

    Current Forest Issues This series of five short readers contain…

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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
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    rade 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

  • + Carbon in your Community ForestForests | Gr. 7,9-11 | Student Activity

    Carbon in your Community Forest This activity asks students to go outside and measure some trees in their community.…

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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 carbon emissions of daily activities and carbon storage in trees
    – Students will explore their community and recognize the co-benefits of urban forests

    Materials

    – Optional – It’s Our Forest Video Part 1: The Forest Ecosystem
    – Student instruction pages
    – Student Activity Sheet
    – Tape Measure or Ruler and String
    Time | 60-90 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.

    Carbon in your Community Forest (Teacher)
    Carbon in your Community Forest (Student)
    Carbon in your Community Forest (Activity Sheet)



  • + 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…

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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

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

    Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta Full-page descriptions and colour photos of a variety of common…

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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

    $7.50 per copy

    Order now  (cost recovery only!)


    Shipping included, and takes approximately 1 month from order date.
    – 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
  • 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!

  • 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

  • Species at Risk SeriesWildlife | Gr. 4,5,7, 9 & CTS | Woodland caribou - Alberta's Native Trout

    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

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

    Tools of the Trade | Forest **Due to COVID-19 concerns,…

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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

  • + Voices of the BorealCareers | Gr. 7-12 | Video Series & Discussion Questions

    Voices of the Boreal This video series features five residents…

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    Voices of the Boreal

    This video series features five residents of the boreal forest who share their love of the land and of living and working in Alberta’s north. This resource investigates careers that span science, technology, engineering and education.

    Videos for this resource are available online:

    Art Bauer – Boreal Forest Resident & Teacher
    David Latham – Wildlife Biologist
    Jeffery Marcel – Oil Sands Heavy Hauler Operator
    Kim Johnston – Field Production Engineer-in-training
    Ray Hilts – Forest Management Planner

    voices of the boreal | video discussion guide

    Curriculum connections:
    Ideal for any unit that highlights natural resource and environmental careers
    CTS – Natural Resources, CALM 20 and Junior High Life Roles and Career Development.

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

                  Mining Poster Series For the first time, Inside Education’s natural resource education…

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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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