As teachers, students and parents continue to navigate online learning, Inside Education has created new, curriculum connected online resources that are best suited to an online learning environment. This curated list includes videos, activities and assessments for all topics and grade levels.

Online Presentations

The Inside Education team of enthusiastic educators is excited to visit with you and your students online!
We can deliver presentations on any of our topics areas through google meet, zoom or other online platforms. 

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Browse our Learning Resources by grade

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GRADE 1

Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

Box Bat | Design Challenge    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

GRADE 2

Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

Box Bat | Design Challenge    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

GRADE 3

Flying Animals | Scavenger Hunt    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

Box Bat | Design Challenge    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

GRADE 4

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Become a Plant Watcher    |  Citizen Science
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.

Stewardship Challenge Wheel    |  Stewardship
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?

Trash to Treasure | Design Challenge    |  Stewardship *Disponible en Français
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.

Trash to Treasure | Scavenger Hunt
   |  Stewardship *Disponible en Français
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.

GRADE 5

Wetland Wonders    |  Water
Discover the wetlands all around us! This activity includes a recorded introduction to wetland ecosystems, types, values and the plants and animals. There are also instructions for students 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.

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Electricity Presentation   |Électricité- De la Source à votre Ampoule    Energy 
The Inside Education program team explores electricity and energy in this recorded version of our popular classroom program. Learn how electricity is made, moved and connected to how we live, work and play.

The Energy Around Us | Scavenger Hunt   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Air Quality: Scavenger Hunt & Design Challenge    |  Stewardship
This activity challenges students to identify the sources and sinks of air pollutants in their neighbourhood and design a ‘dream neighbourhood’ that minimizes air pollution.

Stewardship Challenge Wheel    |  Stewardship
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?

 


GRADE 6

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

A Piece of the Land   |  Forest   *Disponible en Français
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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Trees and Forest Presentation   |  Forest 
The Inside Education program team explores trees and forests in this recorded version of our popular classroom program. Learn the types of trees in Alberta, forest regions and the social, economic and environmental values of Alberta’s forests.

Mountain Pine Beetle   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada’s mountain pine beetle into the spotlight.

Stewardship Challenge Wheel    |  Stewardship
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?

Alberta’s Woodland Caribou    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.


GRADE 7

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest
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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Mountain Pine Beetle   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada’s mountain pine beetle into the spotlight.

Carbon in your Community Forest   |  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.

Become a Plant Watcher    |  Citizen Science
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.

Alberta’s Woodland Caribou    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

GRADE 8

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest
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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Mountain Pine Beetle   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada’s mountain pine beetle into the spotlight.

Follow the Flow   |  Water   *Disponible en Français
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.

Hidden Water   |  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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

GRADE 9

Air Quality: Community Inventory & Lab    |  Stewardship
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.

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Oil sands field trips    |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Petroleum Field Trips   |  Energy *Disponible en Français
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest
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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Carbon in your Community Forest   |  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.

Mountain Pine Beetle   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
This activity book is full of ideas to bring the science and issues related to Western Canada’s mountain pine beetle into the spotlight.

Follow the Flow   |  Water   *Disponible en Français
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.

Hidden Water   |  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.

Alberta’s Woodland Caribou    |  Wildlife *Disponible en Français
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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

GRADE 10

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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 behaviours.

Evaluating Energy Resources    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Experience the Energy    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Our Energy Future    |  Energy
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest

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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Carbon in your Community Forest   |  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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

GRADE 11

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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 behaviours.

Evaluating Energy Resources    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Experience the Energy    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Our Energy Future    |  Energy
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest

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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Carbon in your Community Forest   |  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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

GRADE 12

Energy Dialogues    |  Energy
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.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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 behaviours.

Evaluating Energy Resources    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Experience the Energy    |  Energy   *Disponible en Français
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.

Our Energy Future    |  Energy
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.

Guide to Common Native Trees & Shrubs of Alberta   |  Forest
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.

Current Forest Issues   |  Forest

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.

It's our forest   |  Forest *Disponible en Français
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.

Voices of the Boreal   |  Careers
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.

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