• + 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
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     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)
  • + Evaluating Energy ResourcesEnergy | Gr. 10-12 | Student Activity | Eng. & Fr.

    Evaluating Energy Resources This activity asks students to examine Canada’s energy resources in depth, by asking them to identify…

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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 below to answer questions. An answer key is provided at the end.

    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)
       
    Experience The Energy (Student)

    Experience The Energy Online Quiz (Student)

    Version Française:
    Découvrez l'énergie (Enseignants)   Découvrez l'énergie (Étudiants)
  • + 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)

     

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

    This series of five short readers contain real-life case studies…

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    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
    G
    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

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

    This video series is designed to initiate discussion with your…

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    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

    We also have the video available en français:

    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

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